Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo, for the third successive MotoGP get the pole position, after being the fastest in Malaysian GP qualifying on Saturday (10/20/2012). In the session start positioning for the race at the Sepang Circuit on Sunday (21/10), the 2010 world champion posted a best time of 2 minutes 0.334 seconds.
Behind him there is a compatriot Spaniard, who is also closest rival, of the Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa, who dominated the free practice over the weekend. Pedrosa only 0.194 seconds adrift.
These results indicate that both riders, who are fighting for a world title this 2012 season, will compete in the race, as in previous series. What’s more, his teammate Pedrosa, Casey Stoner, has not been in a fit condition post-surgery ankle right leg due to an accident at the Indianapolis GP.
Tech 3 Yamaha rider, Andrea Dovizioso, complete composition of three riders who will fill the grid first. Dovizioso, who replaced next season Valentino Rossi on the Ducati-Rossi-Yamaha rejoined 0.233 seconds slower.
Stoner, who in two previous sessions have always been in the front row, had to settle for fourth place. He was in front of the duo Yamaha, Cal Crutchlow (Tech 3) and Ben Spies (Yamaha), and Hector Barbera (Pramac Ducati), Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda), Nicky Hayden (Ducati) and Alvaro Bautista (Gresini Honda), who complete composition of the top 10. Meanwhile, Rossi must be satisfied in order to-11, and became the last rider for the team’s prototype.
Malaysia GP is crucial for Lorenzo and Pedrosa, who is now 28 points adrift. For Pedrosa, there is no choice but to win to continue to cut the distance with Lorenzo. As for Lorenzo, he just needs to be consistent, at least always finish in second place, in order to win her second title in the premier class.