30 Sep 2012

Jorge Lorenzo takes pole

10:00 am on 30 September 2012

MotoGP leader Jorge Lorenzo took pole for Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix by edging out rival and Spanish compatriot Dani Pedrosa in a close-fought battle.

Yamaha's Lorenzo set a fastest lap on home soil as Pedrosa, 38 points behind him in the overall standings in second spot, could only qualify second on his Honda.

Britain's Cal Crutchlow was third quickest with American Ben Spies, also on a Yamaha, managing fourth on the grid having been quickest in Friday's second practice.

Valentino Rossi's woeful season for Ducati continued as he qualified eighth.