Lorenzo takes pole position at Aragon MotoGP
It was Lorenzo’s third straight pole and fourth of the season. He was less than two-hundreds of a second faster than Dovizioso, the winner in San Marino two weeks ago.
Championship leader Marc Marquez will start third with Honda at the MotorLand track in northeastern Spain. The two-time defending world champion, who fell in the final practice session before qualifying, has a comfortable 67-point lead over Dovizioso in the title race.
Seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi finished only 18th in qualifying with Yamaha, while KTM’s Pal Espargaro will miss Sunday’s race after breaking his collarbone in a fall in practice earlier Saturday.