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Jorge Lorenzo is the current MotoGP champion Getty

Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest in the qualifying session of the 2016 Le Mans Grand Prix on 7 May. The Spaniard stormed to take his first pole position at the Le Mans circuit for the fifth race of the season that takes place on 8 May.

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Qualifying review

Reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo cruised to his first ever pole at the Le Mans circuit on 7 May setting a new lap record in the process. This in fact, was the 63<sup>rd pole of his career, one greater than his teammate and arch-rival Valentino Rossi who currently stands at 62.

The seven-time winner had a rough day finishing in seventh place while Honda's Marc Marquez and Ducati's Andrea Iannone finished in second and third place respectively with timings of 1:32.416s and 1:32.469s respectively.

Top 10 qualifying results from Le Mans Circuit:

1. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Yamaha 1:31.975s

2. Marc Marquez (SPA) Honda 1:32.416s

3. Andrea Iannone (ITA) Ducati 1:32.469s

4. Pol Espargaro (SPA) Yamaha 1:32.502s

5. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Ducati 1:32.587s

6. Bradley Smith (GBR) Yamaha 1:32.820s

7. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Yamaha 1:32.829s

8. Maverick Vinales (SPA) Suzuki 1:32.933s

9. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Honda 1:32.963s

10. Danilo Petrucci (ITA) Honda 1:33.102s