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Lorenzo delighted to beat Rossi 500cc pole lap

Lorenzo delighted to beat Rossi 500cc pole lap

Jorge Lorenzos spectacular qualifying performance, which gave him a fifth pole of the 2007 season for tomorrows Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya, was impressive for more than one reason.

Jorge Lorenzos spectacular qualifying performance, which gave him a fifth pole of the 2007 season for tomorrows Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya, was impressive for more than one reason.

The reigning 250cc World Champions 145.098 lap was not only nearly a second faster than nearest challenger Hector Barbera, but was also quicker than Valentino Rossis 2001 pole position time.on a 500cc bike!

Having smashed the circuit record held by former 250cc rival Dani Pedrosa- yesterday afternoon, Lorenzo was already sitting pretty at the top of the timesheets. A day later he confirmed his provisional pole with what he described as the best lap of my life.

It is incredible for me, said Lorenzo upon being informed of the feat. Valentino is, for me, the best rider in history, so to beat his time on a bike that is around 30km/h slower is unbelievable.

The Spaniard is looking to add Catalunya to the Lorenzoland empire, after disappointment at the last round in Italy.

Tags:
250cc, 2007, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi

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