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MotoGP 2016: Rossi claims Motegi pole

Valentino Rossi will start the 2016 Japanese MotoGP round from pole position. The Italian rider, still fighting for the 2016 MotoGP title, narrowly edged out his Repsol Honda rival Marc Marquez, to claim top spot at Motegi. Marquez, who currently leads the championship standings, lines up second on the grid. Rossi's Movistar Yamaha team-mate, Jorge Lorenzo, completes the first row of the grid, having clocked the third fasted time.

Rossi's lap for pole saw him set a time of 1m 43.954s, which meant he edged Marquez out by 0.180s. It was...

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Updated Date: Oct 15, 2016 18:46:46 IST