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Lorenzo, Kallio and Aussie Jack Miller To Start From Pole In Misano

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Lorenzo, Kallio and Aussie Jack Miller To Start From Pole In Misano
The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team sprinkled a little Misano magic on Saturday afternoon as Jorge Lorenzo set a scorching pace to score the first Factory Yamaha pole position start of the season.

Putting yesterday‰Ûªs rain and troubles behind him, Lorenzo was quick on to the circuit for the start of the 15 minute qualifying heat and straight to work. His first flying lap delivered a 1‰Ûª33.604. He kept pushing for the second lap and shaved a little off to go second with a 1‰Ûª33.502 before returning to the pits for fresh rubber.

He was back on track in confident mood with a little under six minutes remaining as an intense battle got underway for the front row. A flurry of fastest sections followed by numerous protagonists but it was Lorenzo who emerged the victor, taking provisional pole with two minutes left on the clock after a scorching 1‰Ûª33.238 second lap time.

The lap proved unbeatable, putting the Movistar Yamaha rider on pole for the first time this year.

‰ÛÏFinally after a long, long time, we make a pole position so I‰Ûªm very proud." Lorenzo commented. "From the beginning we‰Ûªve been competitive, not like in Silverstone where we had some issues.

"It seems like the Yamaha is working very well as Valentino is also very fast. I pushed hard in the beginning but maybe didn't know the perfect lines for the perfect lap. Then in the second tyre I made a very good lap time but just in the first section I lost one or two tenths because I made some mistakes and went wide.

"From section two I made an unbelievable lap so I‰Ûªm very proud. The important thing is tomorrow, it‰Ûªs the day we get the points so we have to make a good start and try to lead the race and win.

"Being on pole gives a small advantage at the start so I will try to make profit of it and push away in the first laps. It won‰Ûªt be easy to go away as Vale has a good pace and the others will be there but I‰Ûªm going to try.‰Û
Lorenzo, Kallio and Aussie Jack Miller To Start From Pole In Misano
The top slot in Moto2 qualifying was taken by Finn Mika Kallio
In Moto2 Qualifying the first two grid positions went to the top two title contenders, although in reverse order.

The top slot was taken by Finn Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex), with a margin of just over six hundredths of a second. Kallio, who lies second overall by only 17 points, has qualified on pole twice before this season, and two of his three wins came from those positions.

‰ÛÏThere was no big plan today." Kallio admitted. "Everybody had to find settings really quickly because of the rain yesterday. I have to say thanks to the team, because my bike was good already from the morning session.

"Then I knew everything was possible in qualifying, but I struggled at the beginning to find a good feeling. After I put on a new front tyre, the rhythm was good. I pushed very hard, the bike was sliding everywhere, but I managed to stay on and get the lap time. Tomorrow will be tight.‰Û
Lorenzo, Kallio and Aussie Jack Miller To Start From Pole In Misano
In the Moto3 it was Australian Jack Miller who fired his Red Bull KTM Ajo machine to pole position for the 7th time in 2014 - Credit: KTM Images
In the Moto3 it was Australian Jack Miller who fired his Red Bull KTM Ajo machine to pole position for the seventh time this season.

Miller with a 1‰Ûª42.974 lap time, held off his nearest rival Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo). by a slender 0.004s, with Alex Rins his Estrella Galicia 0'0 Honda machine rounding out the front row of the grid.

Australian Remy Gardner in his first Moto3 outing qualified in 33rd position.

MotoGP Final Qualifiying Results:
1. Jorge Lorenzo 1'33.238 ESP YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
2. Andrea Iannone 1'33.289 ITA DUCATI Pramac Racing
3. Valentino Rossi 1'33.302 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
4. Marc Marquez 1'33.360 ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5. Dani Pedrosa 1'33.418 ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team
6. Andrea Dovizioso 1'33.439 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
7. Pol Espargaro 1'33.557 ESP YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
8. Aleix Espargaro 1'33.713 ESP FORWARD YAMAHA NGM Forward Racing
9. Bradley Smith 1'33.761 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
10. Stefan Bradl 1'33.995 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
11. Yonny Hernandez 1'34.283 COL DUCATI Pramac Racing
12. Alvaro Bautista 1'34.640 ESP HONDA GO&FUN Honda Gresini
13. Cal Crutchlow 1'34.495 GBR DUCATI Ducati Team
14. Scott Redding 1'34.919 GBR HONDA GO&FUN Honda Gresini
15. Hiroshi Aoyama 1'34.966 JPN HONDA Drive M7 Aspar
16. Leon Camier 1'35.275 GBR HONDA Drive M7 Aspar
17. Karel Abraham 1'35.292 CZE HONDA Cardion AB Motoracing
18. Michael Laverty 1'35.589 WAL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
19. Alex de Angelis 1'35.679 RSM FORWARD YAMAHA NGM Forward Racing
20. Broc Parkes 1'36.317 AUS PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
21. Hector Barbera 1'36.689 ESP AVINTIA Avintia Racing
22. Mike De Meglio 1'42.497 FRA AVINTIA Avintia Racing
23. Danilo Petrucci 1'37.417 ITA ART IodaRacing Project

Moto2 Final Qualifiying Results:
1. Mika Kallio 1'38.043 FIN KALEX Marc VDS Racing Team
2. Esteve Rabat 1'38.110 ESP KALEX Marc VDS Racing Team
3. Thomas Luthi 1'38.114 SWI SUTER Interwetten Paddock Moto2
4. Maverick Vinales 1'38.202 ESP KALEX Pons HP 40
5. Dominique Aegerter 1'38.236 SWI SUTER Technomag CarXpert
6. Johann Zarco 1'38.413 FRA CATERHAM SUTER AirAsia Caterham
7. Ricard Cardus 1'38.499 ESP TECH 3 Tech 3
8. Takaaki Nakagima 1'38.506 JPN KALEX Idemitsu Honda Team Asia
9. Randy Krummenacher 1'38.522 SWI SUTER IodaRacing Project
10. Axel Pons 1'38.626 SPA KALEX Argi̱ano & Gines Racing
11. Marcel Schrotter 1'38.671 GER TECH 3 Tech 3
12. Jonas Folger 1'38.706 GER KALEX Argi̱ano & Gines Racing
13. Julian Simon 1'38.729 SPA KALEX Italtrans Racing Team
14. Sandro Cortese 1'38.784 GER KALEX Dynavolt Intact GP
15. Luis Salom 1'38.865 ESP KALEX Pons HP 40
16. Nicolas Terol 1'39.028 ESP SUTER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2
17. Xavier Simeon 1'39.040 GER SUTER Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
18. Franco Morbidelli 1'39.081 ITA KALEX Italtrans Racing Team
19. Lorenzo Baldassarri 1'39.148 ITA SUTER Gresini Moto2
20. Jordi Torres 1'39.177 ESP SUTER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2
21. Louis Rossi 1'39.235 FRA KALEX SAG team
22. Mattia Pasini 1'39.355 ITA FORWARD KLX NGM Forward Racing
23. Anthony West 1'39.510 AUS SPEED UP QMMF Racing Team
24. Sam Lowes 1'39.598 GBR SPEED UP Speed Up
25. Hafizh Syahrin 1'39.670 MAL KALEX Petronas Raceline Malaysia
27. Azlan Shah 1'39.832 MAL KALEX Idemitsu Honda Team Asia
28. Gino Rea 1'39.878 GBR SUTER AGT REA Racing
29. Ratthapark Wilairot 1'39.898 THA CATERHAM SUTER AirAsia Caterham
30. Thitipong Warokorn 1'40.056 THA KALEX APH PTT The Pizza SAG
31. Roman Ramos 1'40.088 ESP SPEED UP QMMF Racing Team
32. Riccardo Russo 1'40.096 ITA SUTER Tasca Racing Moto2
35. Robin Mulhauser 1'40.742 SWI SUTER Technomag CarXpert
36. Miroslav Popov 1'40.865 CZE SUTER Montaze Broz Racing Team

Moto3 Final Qualifiying Results:
1. Jack Miller 1'42.974 AUS KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
2. Niklas Ajo 1'42.978 FIN HUSQVARNA Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo
3. Alex Rins 1'43.012 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0'0
4. Alex Marquez 1'43.163 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0'0
5. Miguel Oliveira 1'43.298 PORTUGUESE MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
6. Danny Kent 1'43.491 GBR HUSQVARNA Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo
7. Niccolo Antonelli 1'43.546 ITA KTM Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3
8. Isaac Vi̱ales 1'43.547 ESP KTM Calvo Team
9. Efren Vazquez 1'43.553 ESP HONDA SaxoPrint-RTG
10. Brad Binder 1'43.676 ZAF MAHINDRA Ambrogio Racing
11. Romano Fenati 1'43.698 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team By VR46
12. Juanfran Guevara 1'43.956 ESP KALEX KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
13. Jorge Navarro 1'43.978 ESP KALEX KTM Marc VDS Racing Team
14. Francesco Bagnaia 1'43.986 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team By VR46
15. John McPhee 1'44.039 SCO HONDA SaxoPrint-RTG
16. Jakub Kornfeil 1'44.154 CZE KTM Calvo Team
17. Enea Bastianini 1'44.201 ITA KTM Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3
18. Zulfahmi Khairuddin 1'44.281 SEPANG HONDA Ongetta-AirAsia
19. Karel Hanika 1'44.286 BRNO KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
20. Gabriel Ramos 1'44.302 VEN KALEX KTM Kiefer Racing
21. Alessandro Tonucci 1'44.367 ITA MAHINDRA CIP Moto3
22. Andrea Migno 1'44.370 ITA MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
23. Eric Grando 1'44.381 BRA KTM Calvo Team
24. Alexis Masbou 1'44.435 FRA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
25. Matteo Ferrari 1'44.456 ITA MAHINDRA San Carlo Team Italia
26. Andrea Locatelli 1'44.595 ITA MAHINDRA San Carlo Team Italia
27. Jules Danilo 1'44.908 FRA MAHINDRA Ambrogio Racing
28. Scott Deroue 1'45.122 DUT KALEX KTM RW Racing GP
29. Philipp Oettl 1'45.280 GER KALEX KTM Interwetten Paddock Moto3
30. Bryan Schouten 1'45.398 NED MAHINDRA CIP Moto3
31. Lorenzo Petraca 1'45.719 ITA Team Ciatti KTM
32. Hafiq Azmi 1'46.065 MAL KTM SIC-AJO
33. Remy Gardner 1'46.264 AUS Kiefer Racing 34. Ana Carrasco 1'46.477 ESP KALEX KTM RW Racing GP
35 Gabriel Ramos 1'47.183 VEN KALEX KTM Kiefer Racing

Top Image: Jorge Lorenzo will start from Pole at Misano

Credit: Yamaha Racing

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