Results of qualifying for the MotoGP class UPDATED:
Jorge Lorenzo has secured his third pole in a row at Barcelona, with a late hot lap that secured his dominance of the MotoGP class. LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet led for much of the session, and looked like having a fair shot at pole, but as the pace hotted up in the final ten minutes, first Lorenzo and then Casey Stoner got ahead of the Frenchman, Lorenzo making it three in a row, and Stoner showing a clear improvement in pace.
De Puniet's pace came at the cost of Dani Pedrosa, the factory Repsol Honda rider forced to start from the front of the second row. Besides Pedrosa sits Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies in 5th, with Pedrosa's teammate Andrea Dovizioso rounding out the second row in 6th.
Pramac Ducati's Aleix Espargaro was initially credited with the 8th fastest time, but because he'd cut across the inside of Turn 2, he was penalized and dropped back to 12th.
|3||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||1'42.512||0.466||0.102|