Motorcycling: Lorenzo smashes pole record in Valencia

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Spain's triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will start his last race for Yamaha on pole position after demolishing the lap record in qualifying on Saturday for the Valencia season-ender.

Lorenzo lapped the Ricardo Tormo circuit in one minute 29.401 seconds, well inside his 2015 record of 1:30.011, with compatriot and fellow triple champion Marc Marquez the only rider close to him.

Honda's Marquez was still three tenths of a second off Lorenzo's pace, with Yamaha's Italian great Valentino Rossi completing the front row of the starting grid in 1:30.128.

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