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

Overdrive April 24, 2016 03:55:19 IST
MotoGP 2016: Valentino Rossi takes surprise pole at Jerez

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...

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