Pramac Racing Team rider run was slowed by persistent pain in his right hand, despite the invaluable assistance of the Clinica Mobile.
Andrea Iannone: "I want to thank my team very much for the excellent job they continue to do, and Ducati for the trust that they continue to show in me."
Ducati Test Team rider Michele Pirro suffered a particularly untimely fall in the first qualifying session and wasn’t able to advance into Q2.
Marc Marquez took the top spot on the grid for tomorrow’s race from the only other rider who can claim the championship title.
Cal Crutchlow’s pace secured him a top six place on the grid for the 16th time in 18 races.
Repsol Honda rookie blitzes qualifying ahead of MotoGP title decider
Abbreviated qualifying day for Japanese GP
Yonny Hernandez best time of 1'55.998 placed the Colombian rider just off the third row, in tenth place.
Jorge Lorenzo set a time of 1'53.471 to claim the top spot on the grid for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, made the best of the 75 minutes available for qualifying.
Reigning MotoGP Champion takes pole ahead of main rival Marquez
Jorge Lorenzo became the fastest motorcycle rider ever around the Phillip Island circuit today posting a pole time of 1’28.681.
Yamaha Factory Racing star set a new outright lap record of 1’27.899 in qualifying today, smashing the existing record by 0.766 seconds to claim his third pole position of the year.
Reigning World Champion blitzes the opposition ahead of Marquez and Rossi
Reigning MotoGP World Champion sets fastest times in first two practice sessions
Riders were forced to ride very close to the limit.