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Casey Stoner takes sixth pole of 2011

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Saturday 16th July, 2011 - 10:55pm

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Stoner was on song in qualifying

Stoner was on song in qualifying

Casey Stoner will start tomorrow’s German Grand Prix from pole position after a thoroughly dominant qualifying performance.

The Australian bettered his own fastest time after the chequered flag fell – resetting the benchmark from 1:21.81s to 1:21.68s.

Amazingly, Stoner’s best lap on the hard tyre, a 1:21.92s set with 16 minutes remaining, would also have been good enough for pole position.

Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa ended the session second fastest, some 0.25s adrift of Stoner’s best.

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo stole third from Gresini Honda’s Marco Simoncelli with the last lap of the session, while Ben Spies rounded out the top five.

Completing the top 10 were Andrea Dovizioso, Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden, Randy de Puniet and Alvaro Bautista.

Valentino Rossi’s difficult weekend continued, with the Italian legend managing no better than 16th on the Ducati.

Karel Abraham also had a difficult session, adding two crashes to his earlier fall in the final practice session.

See below for the full session result

Pos.

Rider

Nation

Team

Bike

Time

Gap

1

Casey STONER

AUS

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

1’21.681

2

Dani PEDROSA

SPA

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

1’21.933

0.252

3

Jorge LORENZO

SPA

Yamaha Factory Racing

Yamaha

1’21.944

0.263

4

Marco SIMONCELLI

ITA

San Carlo Honda Gresini

Honda

1’21.954

0.273

5

Ben SPIES

USA

Yamaha Factory Racing

Yamaha

1’22.056

0.375

6

Andrea DOVIZIOSO

ITA

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

1’22.157

0.476

7

Colin EDWARDS

USA

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

1’22.368

0.687

8

Nicky HAYDEN

USA

Ducati Team

Ducati

1’22.388

0.707

9

Randy DE PUNIET

FRA

Pramac Racing Team

Ducati

1’22.503

0.822

10

Alvaro BAUTISTA

SPA

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

Suzuki

1’22.604

0.923

11

Hector BARBERA

SPA

Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP

Ducati

1’22.676

0.995

12

Cal CRUTCHLOW

GBR

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

1’22.676

0.995

13

Karel ABRAHAM

CZE

Cardion AB Motoracing

Ducati

1’23.164

1.483

14

Toni ELIAS

SPA

LCR Honda MotoGP

Honda

1’23.201

1.520

15

Hiroshi AOYAMA

JPN

San Carlo Honda Gresini

Honda

1’23.248

1.567

16

Valentino ROSSI

ITA

Ducati Team

Ducati

1’23.320

1.639

17

Sylvain GUINTOLI

FRA

Pramac Racing Team

Ducati

1’24.707

3.026

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