10 Oct 2010

Lorenzo claims pole in Malaysia

3:39 pm on 10 October 2010

Spain's Jorge Lorenzo took pole position in the Malaysian MotoGP completing the fastest lap on his Yamaha with a time of two minutes 1.537 seconds.

The 23-year-old championship leader looks set to depose team-mate Valentino Rossi as MotoGP champion this weekend.

Lorenzo needs only a ninth-place finish on Sunday to clinch the title with three rounds still to go after compatriot and title rival Honda's Dani Pedrosa announced he would miss the race at the Sepang circuit due to shoulder injury.