LORENZO MOVES UP FRONT: Yamaha MotoGP's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo scored pole on May 2 ahead of the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez - part of a different line up on the front row. Image: AFP / Jorge Guerrero
JEREZ, Spain - Broken baby finger or not, Marc Marquez still qualified for the front row of the grid ahead of Sunday's 2015 Spanish MotoGP here.
He'll be starting second, though, between pole qualifier Jorge Lorenzo and third-placed Andrea Iannone with current arch-rival Valentino Rossi in fifth and on the second row between Pol Espargaro and Pol's brother Aleix.
How long those position will stand after the race starts is anybody's guess but Rossi will be directly behind Marquez...
HOW THEY ALL FARED...
The rest of the to top 10 for the start, in order, will be Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso, Yonny Hernandez and Bradley Smith.
Reuters reported later: Jorge Lorenzo set a track record to clinch his first pole position of the season on Saturday (May 2) ahead of the 2015 Spanish MotoGP - ahead of double and defending champion Marc Marquez.
Lorenzo, also a double champion who has failed to reach the podium in any of the three races so far this season, steered his Yamaha around the 4.4km Jerez Circuit in a record 1 min37.910.
It was the Spaniard's 31st career pole in the top category.
Marquez (Honda) was 0.390sec behind, followed by Andrea Iannone, while 2015 points leader Valentino Rossi will start Sunday's race fifth.
In Moto3, Fabio Quartararo took his first career pole with a time of 1min46.791 to edge out points leader Danny Kent.
MotoGP Top 10 times:
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 1min37.910
2 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 1min38.300
3 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 1min38.468
4 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 1min38.539
5 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 1min38.632
6 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Suzuki 1min38.638
7 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 1min38.714
8 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 1min38.823
9 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Ducati 1min39.464
10 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 1min39.491
Motorcycling Grand Prix Spain Moto2 qualifying
1 Tito Rabat (Spain) Kalex 1min42.874
2 Alex Rins (Spain) Kalex 1min43.179
3 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 1min43.201
4 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Kalex 1min43.259
5 Takaaki Nakagami (Japan) Kalex 1min43.278
6 Sam Lowes (Britain) Speed up 1min43.354
7 Sandro Cortese (Germany) Kalex 1min43.391
8 Axel Pons (Spain) Kalex 1min43.401
9 Johann Zarco (France) Kalex 1min43.436
10 Julian Simon (Spain) Speed up 1min43.483
Motorcycling Grand Prix Spain Moto3 qualifying
1 Fabio Quartararo (France) Honda 1min46.791
2 Danny Kent (Britain) Honda 1min46.911
3 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) KTM 1min46.984
4 Brad Binder (South Africa) KTM 1min47.180
5 Philipp Oettl (Germany) KTM 1min47.194
6 Karel Hanika (Czech Republic) KTM 1min47.198
7 Enea Bastianini (Italy) Honda 1min47.251
8 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM 1min47.355
9 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) Honda 1min47.394
10 Jorge Navarro (Spain) Honda 1min47.400