Lorenzo takes pole in Japan

2013-10-26 08:52
Jorge Lorenzo (File)

Motegi - Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo captured his fourth pole of the season on Saturday ahead of Sunday's Japan Grand Prix, keeping his hopes of defending the title alive.

The Yamaha rider clocked one minute 53.471 to edge out current championship leader Marc Marquez, who followed 0.658 later on the wet Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

Lorenzo has pledged to use the two remaining races of the season to derail the Honda rookie's attempt at the title.

Dense fog and torrential rain forced the cancellation of free practice on Friday and Saturday, and riders went straight into qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

Rain stopped shortly before the MotoGP riders hit the tarmac, but puddles remained on the track.

Read more on:    jorge lorenzo  |  motogp

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.