MotoGP 2016: New lap record and pole for Lorenzo at Misano

Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales complete the front row of the grid

Overdrive September 10, 2016 20:20:17 IST
MotoGP 2016: New lap record and pole for Lorenzo at Misano

"It was maybe the best lap of my life."

So spoke Jorge Lorenzo after the qualifying session at Misano, for the 2016 Grand Prix of San Marino and Riveira de Rimini. The Spanish MotoGP rider claimed pole position at Misano, after he broke the lap record at the track on his first outing in the session, and then proceeded to go even faster, setting a lap record of 1min 31.868sec on his final outing at the track. This pole marked Lorenzo's 64th top spot start in MotoGP, also a new record.

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