MotoGP Misano, Qualifying: Pole and new record for Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo conquers a new pole position, while also registering a new record of the circuit. Jack Miller and Maverick Viñales will be on the front row together with him.


Another red pole position and a new track record: Jorge Lorenzo made an amazing 1:31.629 that makes him the best rider in qualifying at Misano Adriatico. He kept an unmatchable pace and left his brand-mate Jack Miller 3 tenths behind. The latter got the 2nd place ahead of Maverick Viñales, who managed to overtake Andrea Dovizioso right before the end of the round. Marc Marquez fell and will, therefore, start from the 5th position. This unmissable MotoGP race will start tomorrow, Sunday 9th, at 2 PM.

Q2 started with a great action on Lorenzo’s side: he managed to leave Marquez 2 tenths behind and registered an excellent 1:31.763, the new record of the track. The current World Champion tried to improve his times, but he ended up slipping on gravel at Turn 15 and completely destroyed his bike. The rider immediately stood up and ran to the pit lane to restart with the second bike, but in the meanwhile, Miller had already managed to gain the 2nd place. During the last few minutes, we witnessed a hard-fought battle for the pole, while Crutchlow and Morbidelli both crashed. Jorge Lorenzo slightly improved his time again and got the best position on the starting grid. Jack Miller gave us an impressive qualifying and got a well-deserved 2nd place. Maverick Viñales managed to win a place on the front row right before the end of the round, overtaking Andrea Dovizioso. Marc Marquez eventually finished 5th, followed by Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi. Danilo Petrucci got the 8th place ahead of Johann Zarco, Alex Rins, Dani Pedrosa, and Franco Morbidelli.

Q1 was definitely an intense round, and since its very beginning, all riders went down the track to begin the battle for the best positions in the session. Pedrosa, Morbidelli, Pirro, and Iannone were the leading characters, while Abraham fell, closely followed by with Ducati wild card: the latter managed to re-enter qualifying but his chances of getting into Q2 were already gone. In the last few minutes, Dani Pedrosa managed to conquer the 1st position while the rookie Franco Morbidelli got the 2nd. The first two left-out riders were Iannone and Pirro.


Q2 ranking

The starting grid

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