Dani Pedrosa scores first pole for 2011

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Saturday 13th August, 2011 - 11:11pm

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Dani Pedrosa at Brno on his way to pole position

Dani Pedrosa at Brno on his way to pole position

Dani Pedrosa has scored pole position for tomorrow’s MotoGP race at Brno.

After an injury plagued season, it is Pedrosa’s first pole for 2011 and his first since Motegi last year.

The Honda rider outpaced Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) and his Australian Honda team-mate Casey Stoner for the top spot.

Lorenzo tried to match Pedrosa’s time, but would constantly lose time in the uphill final sector.

Stoner took third after topping a wet final practice session earlier in the morning. While he didn’t have the pace to match his team-mate, he will line up on the front row of the grid.

Rounding out the top 10 is Ben Spies (Yamaha), Marco Simoncelli (Gresini Honda), Valentino Rossi (Ducati), Andrea Dovizioso (Honda), Colin Edwards (Tech 3 Yamaha), Nicky Hayden (Ducati), Hiroshi Aoyama (Gresini Honda).

Suzuki wildcard rider John Hopkins has been ruled out of the event after crashing in practice, injuring his hand.

The Cardion ab Grand Prix České republiky race will be held tomorrow – broadcast live on One HD for Australian viewers at 9.30pm.

 

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 298.0 1’56.591
2 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 291.4 1’56.704 0.113 / 0.113
3 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 295.5 1’56.860 0.269 / 0.156
4 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 289.3 1’57.178 0.587 / 0.318
5 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 291.5 1’57.351 0.760 / 0.173
6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 289.9 1’57.367 0.776 / 0.016
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 295.6 1’57.442 0.851 / 0.075
8 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 291.7 1’57.676 1.085 / 0.234
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 289.4 1’57.721 1.130 / 0.045
10 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 294.8 1’57.784 1.193 / 0.063
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 290.9 1’57.797 1.206 / 0.013
12 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 294.3 1’58.245 1.654 / 0.448
13 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 295.6 1’58.273 1.682 / 0.028
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 295.6 1’58.274 1.683 / 0.001
15 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 289.2 1’58.889 2.298 / 0.615
16 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 290.0 1’58.938 2.347 / 0.049
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 292.5 1’58.946 2.355 / 0.008
21 John HOPKINS USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki

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