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And neither does Pedrosa - Lorenzo will be on pole.

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Lorenzo does not improve on his final lap.

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Crutchlow unable to improve and stays third.

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Here come Lorenzo and Pedrosa... no improvement for Lorenzo and Pedrosa does, but it is 1:49.492 to stay second. He just crosses before the time ran out and will have another crack at pole.

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Spies finds 1:49.748 to move from fifth to fourth while Hayden has crashed out!

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Crutchlow improves but only to 1:49.576 and stays third!

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Lorenzo now up by two-tenths on his latest flyer... and his lap-time is 1:49.404! Enough for provisional pole!

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Lorenzo has improved to 1:49.951 for second and Pedrosa's time is 1:49.534! He's on pole if it stays this way! Jorge now third.

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Pedrosa fastest at the halfway point of this lap.

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Rea has been in and out again while Rossi comes in.

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The order: Crutchlow, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Dovi, Spies, Bradl, Rea, Hayden, Rossi, Bautista.

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Almost every rider out on track in the closing minutes of MotoGP qualifying.

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Rea improves further to take seventh spot from Hayden.

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Rea up to eighth ahead of Bautista and Rossi.

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Lorenzo up to second with 1:50.103 asd the time winds down. Spies third fastest now after he temporarily took P2.

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But just as he closes on Crutchlow, the Briton responds with a storming 1:49.718! The track conditions improving.

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Pedrosa takes over in P2 with 1:50.373.

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Dovi now third and Pedrosa fourth. Over two-tenths behind Cal.

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The top order then: Crutchlow, Bradl, Lorenzo, Spies, Pedrosa, Dovioso, Hayden, Rossi, Rea, Bautista.

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Rossi takes eighth back from Rea. No sign of the rain coming back imminently, although there are plenty of dark clouds.

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Jonas Folger captured his first pole position in grand prix racing after a thrilling Moto3 qualifying session on a drying Aragon track.

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Rea up to eighth.

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Rossi's Ducati team-mate Nicky Hayden up in fifth now and back in the garage.

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Lorenzo moves up to third spot with 1:50.553, with the two ahead of him in the garage.

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Another Briton, Jonathan Rea, now 10th. Rossi returns to the action.

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It is Pedrosa's 27th birthday. Bradl up to second with 1:50.726.

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Do you prefer these wet weekends or like it to stay dry all the way through the sessions?

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Briton Crutchlow now in P1 with 1:50.322. Lorenzo came back out recently.

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He just leaned over too far. He catches a lift back to the garage. Meanwhile Pedrosa is up to second with 1:51.146.

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Valentino Rossi crashes out! He is seventh in the list. The damp tarmac causing all sorts of trouble.

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And he is eighth after his second effort, 1:52.143.

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Pedrosa puts in his first lap since returning to the fray, and it is good enough for 16th.

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Spies goes top with 1:50.979.

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Pedrosa back out on the other bike.

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Bradl top of the pops with 1:51.164.

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Andrea Dovizioso is now second on the Tech 3, two-tenths off the pace.

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Lorenzo's pace now 1:51.197 - the standings leader will be mentally rubbing his hands together at his countryman's crash.

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Yonny Hernandez now crashes out at the same point as Pedrosa! Maybe it was just a damp spot after all rather than the white line. He is also able to jog away.

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Ben Spies now goes off the track but is able to rejoin without any trouble on the Yamaha factory bike.

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Spaniard Pedrosa touched the paint and slid out. Lorenzo now on top with a time of a minute 51.379 seconds.

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Stefan Bradl leads the way from Jorge Lorenzo and Briton Cal Crutchlow.

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He looks okay after getting to his feet, holding his wrist, but his Honda is a different matter. Bits of carbon fibre everywhere!

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DANI PEDROSA HAS TRASHED HIS BIKE!

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There are a few damp parts on the track though so the riders had better be careful.

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The weather could be a major factor this weekend - at the moment it is cloudy and dark, but the rain has subsided. Installation laps all round while the asphalt is dry.

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And away we go! Qualifying has started in Alcaniz.

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Dani Pedrosa edged out title rival Jorge Lorenzo to set the pace as wet track conditions persisted in the final session.

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Yamaha's Ben Spies beat championship contenders Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo to top a wet second practice.

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Qualifying for the MotoGP race at Aragon is coming up at 13:00 UK time.