Jorge Lorenzo managed to be the fastest in the qualifying session in Estoril on Saturday (30/4/2011).
He managed to beat Marco Simoncelli who had become the favorite won the pole.
Yamaha rider recorded a best lap time of one minute and 37, 161 sec. While trying to chase but Simoncelli crashed at turn 7.
Gresini Honda rider had to settle for second place after starting from 0.133 seconds adrift of Lorenzo. In the third position will be assigned to another Honda rider, Dani Pedrosa.
While his teammate Pedrosa at Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner will start from fourth position. While Lorenzo's Yamaha teammate, Ben Spies was in fifth position.
Then where the position of Valentino Rossi? Ducati rider will start from ninth position after 1.110 seconds adrift of Lorenzo. Meanwhile, Rossi's teammate, Nicky Hayden in 13th place.
Rizla Suzuki rider, while the new comeback from injury Alvaro Bautista will start the race from 15th position
Pos Rider Team/Bike Time Gap
1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m37.161s
2. Marco Simoncelli Gresini Honda 1m37.294s + 0.133s
3. Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m37.324s + 0.163s
4. Casey Stoner Honda 1m37.384s + 0.223s
5. Ben Spies Yamaha 1m37.866s + 0.705s
6. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1m38.073s + 0.912s
7. Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha 1m38.080s + 0.919s
8. Cal Crutchlow Tech 3 Yamaha 1m38.189s + 1.028s
9. Valentino Rossi Ducati 1m38.271s + 1.110s
10. Hector Barbera Aspar Ducati 1m38.363s + 1.202s
11. Hiroshi Aoyama Gresini Honda 1m38.497s + 1.336s
12. Karel Abraham Cardion Ducati 1m38.786s + 1.625s
13. Nicky Hayden Ducati 1m38.922s + 1.761s
14. Loris Capirossi Pramac Ducati 1m38.934s + 1.773s
15. Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1m39.172s + 2.011s
16. Randy de Puniet Pramac Ducati 1m39.378s + 2.217s
17. Toni Elias LCR Honda 1m39.894s + 2.733s