Lorenzo Quickest in Qatar Qualifying
Jorge Lorenzo grabs the opening pole of the 2012 MotoGP season at Qatar.
Qatar Qualifying: Lorenzo 1 – Stoner 2 – Rossi 12
Jorge Lorenzo has taken pole at the opening round of the 2012 MotoGP season in Qatar.
Second place was Casey Stoner, with Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow a surprising third. Ben Spies crashed out late in the session.
Nicky Hayden was a solid fifth, while the GOAT languished way back in 12th place.
In Moto2 Thomas Luthi scored pole ahead of Marc Márquez with Andrea Iannone in third.
Sandro Cortese took the first ever Moto3 pole ahead of Maverick Vinales.
The race will be broadcast on Channel 10 at 4.30am Monday morning, with a replay on One at 10.30pm (Check your guide!)
1 LORENZO J.Yamaha Factory Racing1:54.634
2 STONER C.Repsol Honda Team+0.221
3 CRUTCHLOW C.Monster Yamaha Tech 3+0.388
4 SPIES B.Yamaha Factory Racing+0.878
5 HAYDEN N.Ducati Team+1.003
6 DOVIZIOSO A.Monster Yamaha Tech 3+1.224
7 PEDROSA D.Repsol Honda Team+1.271
8 BARBERA H.Pramac Racing Team+1.349
9 BRADL S.LCR Honda MotoGP+1.429
10 ABRAHAM K.Cardion AB Motoracing+1.564
11 BAUTISTA A.San Carlo Honda Gresini+1.887
12 ROSSI V.Ducati Team+2.179
13 EDWARDS C.NGM Mobile Forward Racing+3.010