Sport : Other Sports

Pedrosa claims Misano pole

15th September 2012, 07:51pm

Pedrosa:Will start on pole

Pedrosa:Will start on pole

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa secured a dramatic pole position ahead of Sunday's MotoGP race at Misano in the weekend's first dry-weather session.

The Spaniard's time of one minute 33.857 seconds was enough to clinch pole with the Yamaha of Jorge Lorenzo less than two hundredths of a second behind.

Pedrosa is currently 13 points behind compatriot Lorenzo in the MotoGP championship standings and securing pole gives him the chance to close that gap in San Marino.

Briton Cal Crutchlow, who had sat on provisional pole for much of the closing stages of the qualifying session, will start third for Monster Yamaha Tech 3.

Fourth place was taken by Stefan Bradl, with his fellow Honda rider Alvaro Bautista fifth and Ducati's Valentino Rossi sixth.

Rossi's Italian countryman Andrea Dovizioso will start from seventh with Ben Spires eighth, while Jonathan Rea and Nicky Hayden rounded out the top 10.

Other Sports Videos

    Tour de France – Stage 16

    Tour de France – Stage 16

    22-July-2014

    Australia's Michael Rogers claimed his first ever victory on the Tour de France by winning stage 16.

    Pursuit return tough for Wiggins

    Pursuit return tough for Wiggins

    22-July-2014

    The 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is enjoying his return to team pursuit cycling as he prepares for the Commonwealth Games.

    Isidore sights set on Rio

    Isidore sights set on Rio

    22-July-2014

    BMX rider and Sky Academy scholar Quillan Isidore wants to emulate the likes of Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendelton and win gold for Great Britain in 2016

    Cavendish gutted to miss Games

    Cavendish gutted to miss Games

    21-July-2014

    Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will miss the Commonwealth Games. He dislocated his shoulder in a fall at the Tour De France and won't recover from surgery in time.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites