Dani Pedrosa of Spain took pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday, while defending MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi finished fourth.

Pedrosa rode his Honda around the 4.4-kilometer (2.7—mile) Jerez Circuit in 1 minute, 39.202 seconds to claim his 14th career pole.

Jorge Lorenzo of Spain will start second on the grid with Casey Stoner of Australia in third.

Rossi, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, made the last place on the front row after a late charge.

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