MotoGP Jerez, Qualifying: Crutchlow wins the pole ahead of Pedrosa and Zarco

Lucio Cecchinello’s rider Cal Crutchlow gets the leading position in the starting grid, ahead of Pedrosa and Zarco. Marquez ranks 5th while Dovizioso is only 8th.

The pole position at the Circuit of Jerez-Angel Nieto goes to Cal Crutchlow: the British rider from the LCR Honda CASTROL team, who made the quickest time ever on this track, will kick off first for the fourth time in his career. The first row belongs to Dani Pedrosa and Johann Zarco too, while Marc Marquez eventually got the 5th place. The World Championship leader Andrea Dovizioso finished 8th. The race will start tomorrow at 2 PM.

As usual, Marquez’s name appears on top of the ranking, with a leading 1:37.977. After some time, the ranking stabilized with Iannone 2nd ahead of Pedrosa and Rins, until a few minutes before the end when Crutchlow managed to make the new record of the circuit. Eventually, the LCR Honda CASTROL rider conquered the main position on the starting grid followed by his brand-mate Pedrosa and Zarco. Lorenzo will open the second row, followed by the World Champion and the two Suzuki riders, with Rins ahead of Iannone. Dovizioso arrived 8th, before his fellow countrymen Petrucci and Rossi. Viñales and Miller are the last two names in the top 12.

The Q1 could count on the World Championship leader Dovizioso and Viñales’s relevant presence. All riders engaged in a fierce battle to gain access to Q2, with the Ducati’s rider and Rabat (who ended up falling during the last round) initially giving the pace but ultimately leaving the 2nd place to the Yamaha Spanish rider, that enters the top 12 together with ‘Dovi’. Aleix Espargaro’s Aprilia finished 13th, the first to be left out, while rookie Franco Morbidelli will start from the 15th position on the grid.

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