Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo secured his second consecutive front grid spot of the season after finishing second on Saturday’s Qualifying at Circuito De Jerez in Spain
Lorenzo dropped immediately into the 1’38s with a 1’38.541 lap. He was unable to improve on his lap time, but remained unchallenged until the last minute as rival Spaniard Marquez took pole, just over four tenths ahead of him.
Lorenzo stated, “We tried our best to make the best lap time, but unfortunately with the second tyre I don’t know why I it didn’t feel the same, it felt a little more slippery which is why I didn’t improve my lap. The goal was to stay in the first row; that was important.”
The Spaniard added, “Obviously pole position would be better but the most important thing is to start well in the race, I think we have a good pace so we can definitely fight at the front. It will be important to stay close at the front for the first couple of laps, the rear tyre is going to drop a lot but I feel physically good as I did last year which will be very important for the race.”