The winner of the last race at Jerez, Dani Pedrosa, has taken the second position on the grid only 0.233 seconds, slower than Lorenzo. Pedrosa is currently leading the 2008 World Championship
Valentino Rossi, is back on the front row of the grid by securing third place and was absolutely beaming at his success after having been in the top four all weekend.
In fourth place is the teammate of Pedrosa, Nicky Hayden on the second Repsol Honda, who claimed he was blocked on his fast lap. He was followed by the two Tech-3 Yamaha riders, Colin Edwards and James Toseland on their first outing with the new pneumatic-valve engines.
In a superb seventh place was another rookie, Andrea Dovizioso with Randy de Puniet right behind him.
The reigning World Champion, Casey Stoner was the second best Bridgestone runner but still could only manage ninth place on the grid.
John Hopkins was in tenth place after hoping for a top five place this weekend on the Kawasaki.
Loris Capirossi was in a surprising twelfth spot after he had a fast low-side fall, which saw his bike cartwheeling across the gravel.