Yamaha on pole for Aragon GP
JORGE LORENZO: He'll be on pole on Sunday for the 2012 Aragaon Motorcycle GP in Spain.
Author: Mark Meadows
MADRID, Spain - MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo has pole position for Sunday's Aragon MotoGP in Spain.
He edged out rival and fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa in a close-fought battle.
Yamaha's Lorenzo set a fastest lap of 1min49.404 on home soil as Pedrosa, 38 points behind in the overall standings in second spot, could only qualify second on his Honda.
Britain's Cal Crutchlow was third quickest with American Ben Spies, also on a Yamaha, fourth on the grid having been quickest in Friday's second practice.
Valentino Rossi's woeful season for Ducati continued as he qualified eighth.
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 1min49.404
2 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 1min49.492
3 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 1min49.576
4 Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha 1min49.748
5 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 1min50.034
6 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Yamaha 1min50.241
7 Jonathan Rea (Britain) Honda 1min50.410
8 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati 1min50.949
9 Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati 1min51.013
10 Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 1min51.072