MotoGP: Pedrosa takes pole position
In-form Spaniard Dani Pedrosa will start from pole position in Sunday's San Marino MotoGP after qualifying fastest on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Honda rider — taking his 41st career pole spot and his 23rd in MotoGP — was 0.018sec quicker than 2010 champion and compatriot Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha. Briton Cal Crutchlow will start from third spot having finished 0.0144sec slower.
Pedrosa, who trails Lorenzo by 13 points in the overall standings after 12 races, said: “It’s very important to start in front because the first parts of the circuit are very narrow.”