Saturday, April 12, 2008

MotoGP: Lorenzo takes pole at Estoril

Visordown Motorcycle News

By Visordown News

Jorge Lorenzo took his third MotoGP pole position in a row at Estoril today setting a new lap record ahead of tomorrow's Portuguese Grand Prix. Lorenzo torched Estoril's MotoGP lap record by posting a 1:35.715 best with 3 minutes of the hour-long session remaining.

Fellow countryman Dani Pedrosa took second place on the grid with a 1:35.948 - beating third place man, Valentino Rossi who held pole for much of the session but couldn't quite match his team-mate's stunning performance.

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  1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory 1:35.715
  2. Daniel Pedrosa Honda HRC 1:35.948
  3. Valentino Rossi Yamaha Factory 1:36.199
  4. Nicky Hayden Honda HRC 1:36.266
  5. Colin Edwards Yamaha Tech3 1:36.289
  6. James Toseland Yamaha Tech3 1:36.790
  7. Andrea Dovizioso Honda Scot 1:36.998
  8. Randy De Puniet Honda LCR 1:37.223
  9. Casey Stoner Ducati MotoGP 1:37.253
  10. John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing 1:37.346
  11. Shinya Nakano Honda Gresini 1:37.664
  12. Loris Capirossi Suzuki MotoGP 1:37.786
  13. Chris Vermeulen Suzuki MotoGP 1:37.843
  14. Antonio Elias Ducati d Antin 1:38.561
  15. Anthony West Kawasaki Racing 1:38.775
  16. Alex De Angelis Honda Gresini 1:38.823