No other qualifying session has been this interesting. Its true that we will miss the 2009 Champ, The Doc but the other riders on the track made sure that you wont regret cancelling the date with your girlfriend tomorrow.
Like I said earlier, the Qualify couldnt have been better. First it was Pedrosa leading the laptimes but his compatriot, Lorenzo couldnt stand this as he went to post a faster laptime. But during the last 50s of the Qualify session it was the no.26 Honda which took the pole position with a laptime of 1’48”.819
Lorenzo with a difference of just 0”177 will start from the second spot while Stoner who achieved his laptime towards the end of the Qualify session completes the front row. Hayden, Edwards and Randy de Puniet complete the second row.
The qualify results are-
Pos. Num. Rider NationTeam-Bike Time/Gap
1st.26Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda TeamHonda 1’48.819
99Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha TeamYamaha 1’48.9960.177 / 0.177
27Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro TeamDucati 1’49.4320.613 / 0.436
69Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Marlboro TeamDucati 1’49.5460.727 / 0.114
5Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha 1’49.6830.864 / 0.137
14Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGPHonda 1’49.7370.918 / 0.054
11Ben SPIESUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha 1’49.8611.042 / 0.124
4Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda TeamHonda 1’50.0651.246 / 0.204
41Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing TeamDucati 1’50.1681.349 / 0.103
7Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGPHonda 1’50.2241.405 / 0.056
58Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda GresiniHonda 1’50.4341.615 / 0.210
65Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki 1’50.4791.660 / 0.045
40Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas AsparDucati 1’50.5611.742 / 0.082
33Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda GresiniHonda 1’50.6641.845 / 0.103
36Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing TeamDucati 1’50.9702.151 / 0.306
19Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki 1’53.2434.424 / 2.273
46Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha TeamYamaha didnt finish
The heat is ON. Sundays can never be better. But its true that we will miss Rossi. There is nothing better than seeing the Italian perform on his home turf. We wish him a speedy recovery.
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