MotoGP 2016: Jorge Lorenzo takes record pole at Valencia
Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi complete the front row at the Spanish track
The final race of the 2016 MotoGP season is upon us, and Jorge Lorenzo has managed to take a fine pole position at Valencia. The Spaniard managed to set a lap record of 1min 29.401sec, that put him at the head of the timing sheets, and at the very head of the grid.
Second spot on the grid went to Marc Marquez, the Repsol Honda rider ending the qualifying session three-tenths behind his Yamaha rival. The third place on the front row of the grid went to Valentino Rossi, who managed to recover from poor pace on Friday. Rossi's best attempt...
On a track still wet following rain in the morning and at the start of the afternoon session, Australian Miller set a time of 1 min 41.305 on his factory Ducati.
Quartararo's win comes in his third season in MotoGP, the first with Yamaha's factory team after two years with the SRT satellite outfit. Of the 16 MotoGPs he has contested this season, he has claimed 10 podiums, including five victories.
Rossi announced in August that he would retire after the season-ending race at Valencia on 14 November.