Lorenzo takes San Marino pole in record lap, Marquez crashes

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              Spain's Jorge Lorenzo rides his Ducati during the fourth practice session of the San Marino Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Misano circuit in Misano Adriatico, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy (AP) — Jorge Lorenzo broke his own track record to take pole position in the San Marino Grand Prix on Saturday.

Lorenzo, a Spanish rider with Ducati, clocked 1 minute, 31.629 seconds around the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for a 0.287-second advantage over Jack Miller, the Australian who was a surprising second.

Maverick Vinales rounded out the front row while MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez crashed with just minutes left in Q2.

Home favorite Valentino Rossi, who is a distant second in the standings behind Marquez, placed a disappointing seventh.