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Iannone claims career first MotoGP™ pole in Mugello

 Iannone claims career first MotoGP™ pole in Mugello

Ducati Team's Andrea Iannone delights Italian fans as he claims his first ever MotoGP™ pole position at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM.

Iannone set a new pole record of 1’46.489, the fastest ever time recorded by a motorbike around the 5.2km Autodromo del Mugello, as he claimed pole position in front of his home fans. Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo (+0.095s) was second fastest, and will act as the Yamaha filling in a Ducati front row sandwich, as Andrea Dovizioso (+0.121s) qualified in third.

CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow (+0.168s) will start from the head of the second row in fourth, ahead of Aleix Espargaro (+0.365s) on the Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR in fifth, and Ducati Team wild card Michele Pirro (+0.381s) in sixth. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda), Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha), Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) complete the top ten.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith qualified in 11th, while Scott Redding on the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda will start from the middle of the sixth row in 17th. Reigning World Champion marc Marquez will start from 13th on the grid having failed to make it through from Q1 in dramatic fashion, while Hector Barbera will start from the back of the fifth row as the leading Open class rider in 15th.

Check out the full MotoGP™ Qualifying results, the 23-lap race starts at 14:00 local time in Mugello on Sunday.

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, Q2, Andrea Iannone, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso

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