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Jorge Lorenzo is the reigning MotoGP champion Getty

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo made a sterling comeback after a series of poor performances to secure pole position at the Misano in the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix on 10 September. The Spaniard finished ahead of teammate and seven-time champion Valentino Rossi, who came in second.

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Qualifying review

Spain's Jorge Lorenzo has had a poor 2016 season by his standards, but he showed why he is the reigning champion to storm back and take pole at Misano clocking 1:31.368s. This was Lorenzo's 64th pole, which is a record, going ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi and Honda's Marc Marquez, who have 63 each.

Seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi had to settle for second place on the grid with a time of 1:32.216s, while Maverick Vinales, who won his maiden MotoGP race at Silverstone last week clocked in at 1:32.381 taking the third spot.

Riders championship leader Marc Marquez of Honda had a disappointing qualifying session, finishing fourth with a time of 1:32.443s, The Spaniard currently with 210 points is 50 points ahead of Rossi who is second on the leader board, while Lorenzo is third on the standings with 146 points.

Top 10 qualifying results from Misano:

1. Jorge Lorenzo (Esp) Yamaha 1:31.368s

2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 1:32.216s

3. Maverick Vinales (Esp) Suzuki 1:32.381s

4. Marc Marquez (Esp) Honda 1:32.443s

5. Michele Pirro (Ita) Ducati 1:32.467s

6. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 1:32.677s

7. Cal Crutchlow (Gbr) Honda 1:32.473s

8. Dani Pedrosa (Esp) Honda 1:32.859s

9. Aleix Espargaro (Esp) Suzuki 1:32.918s

10. Pol Espargaro (Esp) Yamaha 1:33.002s