SCARPERIA, Italy -- Andrea Iannone will start from pole position for the first time in his Moto GP career after edging out Jorge Lorenzo in a fast qualifying session for his home Italian Grand Prix on Saturday.
Iannone, diagnosed with an arm fracture earlier this week, beat Lorenzo by 0.095 seconds on the Mugello circuit. Andrea Dovizioso -- 0.121 seconds slower than Ducati teammate Iannone -- completes the front row.
Points leader Valentino Rossi was 0.434 slower than Iannone and starts Sunday from eighth.
Two-time defending champion Marc Marquez fared even worse as he failed to make Q2 for the first time in his career. The Spaniard, who has never qualified outside the top six in MotoGP, will start in 13th position.
The top 11 all set laps quicker than the track record.