MotoGP Qualifying Results From San Marino Grand Prix

Lorenzo, Marquez, Rossi take the front row at Misano/Marco Simoncelli Circuit.

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Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo produced an incredible display of riding to take his 33rd MotoGP pole position in perfect conditions at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli to set a 1'32.146. The Spaniard obliterated Marquez's 2013 pole record (1'32.915) by almost eight-tenths of a second as he set the fastest-ever lap by a MotoGP bike around the 4.2km track on the Adriatic coast.

Lorenzo utilized two stops to allow him to put in three runs on fresh slicks. He set his fastest time on his second run, and looked on for a 1’31 on his third before he was hampered by his teammate Rossi riding slowly on the racing line. Lorenzo – who has never finished off the podium at Misano - showed complete domination on Saturday by topping FP3 & FP4 before going on to take his 59th career pole.

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Repsol Honda's Marquez had been the main threat to Lorenzo over the course of the weekend, topping FP1 and finishing in second behind his compatriot in every other session. Marquez also made two stops and set his best time on his third run but still found himself 0.106s behind Lorenzo and will start from the middle of the front row.

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Movistar Yamaha's Rossi only went for a one-stop strategy but it paid off for the nine-time World Champion as he managed to improve his time from practice by over four-tenths to claim only his third front row start of the season. Rossi was just 0.212s behind Lorenzo as he looks to defend his 12-point lead in the standings over his teammate and take back-to-back wins at his home grand prix. He had earlier tried the aerodynamic 'winglets' in FP4 that Lorenzo debuted on Friday, but neither Yamaha rider used them during qualifying.

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Race Direction has decided to impose Valentino Rossi the addition of 1 Penalty Point to his record, according to Article 3.2.1. of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Disciplinary and Arbitration Code because he was riding slowly close to the racing line, thereby disturbing another rider on a fast lap. The decision is final.

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa (+0.288s) will start from the front of the second row as the Spaniard aims to make it three podiums in a row at Misano in Sunday's race. He finished ahead of the Ducati Test Team rider of Michele Pirro (+0.590s) who will start as the leading Ducati in fifth despite a crash earlier in FP4.

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Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith (+0.655s) will start as the leading Satellite rider in sixth as he looks to make it 19 points scoring finishes in a row. Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone will start from the front of the third row ahead of his teammate Andrea Dovizioso in eighth.

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Octo Pramac Racing’s Danilo Petrucci made the most of his upgrade to the Desmosedici GP14.2 this weekend to complete the third row. Aleix Espargaro (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) had earlier made it through from Q1 and will start in 10th and 11th respectively. Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) will have to start from 12th after he crashed at turn 9 ending his session after just two laps.

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EG 0,0 Marc VDS’s Scott Redding well start from 13th after failing to make it through from Q1 by just 0.194s, while Loris Baz (Forward Racing) is the leading open class rider in 16th. Australian Jack Miller (LCR Honda) will start from the front of the sixth row in 16th, while Aspar MotoGP Team riders Eugene Laverty and Nicky Hayden are in 21st and 23rd respectively.

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San Marino Grand Prix Qualifying Results

  1. Jorge LORENZO (99) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
  2. Marc MARQUEZ (93), Repsol Honda Team HONDA
  3. Valentino ROSSI (46) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
  4. Dani PEDROSA (26) Repsol Honda Team HONDA
  5. Michele PIRRO (51) Ducati Team DUCATI
  6. Bradley SMITH (38) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
  7. Andrea IANNONE (29) Ducati Team DUCATI
  8. Andrea DOVIZIOSO (4) Ducati Team DUCATI
  9. Danilo PETRUCCI (9) Pramac Racing DUCATI
  10. Aleix ESPARGARO (41) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI
  11. Cal CRUTCHLOW (35) CWM LCR Honda HONDA
  12. Pol ESPARGARO (44) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
  13. Scott REDDING (45) EG 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA
  14. Maverick VIÑALES (25) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI
  15. Yonny HERNANDEZ (68) Pramac Racing DUCATI
  16. Loris BAZ (76) Athinà Forward Racing YAMAHA
  17. Jack MILLER (43) CWM LCR Honda HONDA
  18. Hector BARBERA (8) Avintia Racing DUCATI
  19. Stefan BRADL (6) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA
  20. Alvaro BAUTISTA (19) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA
  21. Eugene LAVERTY (50) Aspar MotoGP Team HONDA
  22. Mike DI MEGLIO (63) Avintia Racing DUCATI
  23. Nicky HAYDEN (69) Aspar MotoGP Team HONDA
  24. Claudio CORTI (71) Athinà Forward Racing YAMAHA
  25. Karel ABRAHAM (17) AB Motoracing HONDA
  26. Alex DE ANGELIS (15) Octo IodaRacing Team ART
2015 San Marino Grand Prix Starting Grid©Motorcyclist
Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo obliterated Marquez's 2013 pole record (1'32.915) by almost eight-tenths of a second as he set the fastest-ever lap by a MotoGP bike around the 4.2km track.©Motorcyclist
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2015 San Marino Grand Prix Starting Grid©Motorcyclist