MotoGP 2016: Valentino Rossi takes surprise pole at Jerez
Team-mate Jorge Lorenzo lines up second, while Marc Marquez puts Repsol Honda also on front row
It's been a decade since Valentino Rossi took pole position at Jerez. The Italian rider, who last claimed pole at the Spanish track in 2005 managed to get to the head of the grid once again, in what also is his first pole in nearly one whole year. His last pole was at Assen in 2015.
Even though Repsol Honda's double world champion Marc Marquez looked like he might just snatch pole from Rossi, it didn't happen, with Marquez having to settle for third after a botched up final sector. Lorenzo, Rossi's Yamaha team-mate, unhappy with his...
Daruvala, who had sealed his second Formula 2 win with a dominating drive in the second sprint race on Saturday, was sluggish from second and clocked 56:41.936.
Bottas’ final flying lap saw him beat Hamilton by .096 seconds in a qualifying session that set the grid for Formula One's second-ever sprint, which will determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s main race.
A joint statement from motorcycling's governing body the FIM and promotors Dorna confirmed the grand prix at the Termas de Rio Honda circuit, for which no date had been fixed, was off due to "force majeure".