Lorenzo claims pole in San Marino

2015-09-12 15:28
Spain's Jorge Lorenzo steers his Yamaha to victory at the Italian MotoGP event. (Gabriel Bouys, AFP)

San Marino - Jorge Lorenzo will start from pole in Sunday's San Marino MotoGP after the Yamaha rider clocked the quickest time and a track record in qualifying on Saturday.

Spain's two-time former champion, who trails Italian team-mate Valentino Rossi by 12 points in the 2015 title race, has compatriot Marc Marquez, on a Honda, and Rossi for company on the frontrow.

Lorenzo has proved hard to catch so far at the Misano circuit, posting a record time for the track in final practice, earlier Saturday, before bettering his mark when it counted in qualifying.

This was Lorenzo's third pole of the season and the 33rd of his career in MotoGP.

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