Dani Pedrosa scores last gasp pole at Misano

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Sunday 16th September, 2012 - 12:50am

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Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa

Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa has taken a last gasp pole position for tomorrow’s Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera de Rimini in Misano.

In the first dry session this weekend, Pedrosa’s lap saw Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo pushed into second by less than two hundredths.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow was equally on the pace, with the Brit sitting on provisional pole in the final minutes before overtaken by the Spanish duo.

Fourth place went to LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl ahead of San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Álvaro Bautista and Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi, having had one of his best qualifying sessions of the year.

Row three is headed by Tech 3’s Andrea Dovizioso and Yamaha’s Ben Spies, who recovered from a crash half way through the session.

In ninth was rookie Repsol Honda’s Jonathan Rea, who looked unfazed by his lack of track time, as he went consistently quicker on his factory machine. Ducati’s Nicky Hayden completed the top 10.

Power Electronics Aspar’s Randy de Puniet finished as top CRT in 12th overall.

Qualifying, MotoGP, Misano

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 289.4 1’33.857  
2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 284.1 1’33.875 0.018 / 0.018
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 283.2 1’34.001 0.144 / 0.126
4 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 284.1 1’34.221 0.364 / 0.220
5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 283.4 1’34.299 0.442 / 0.078
6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 280.7 1’34.619 0.762 / 0.320
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 281.0 1’34.916 1.059 / 0.297
8 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 285.9 1’34.988 1.131 / 0.072
9 56 Jonathan REA GBR Repsol Honda Team Honda 285.6 1’35.358 1.501 / 0.370
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 280.0 1’35.401 1.544 / 0.043
11 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 281.9 1’35.648 1.791 / 0.247
12 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 269.1 1’35.756 1.899 / 0.108
13 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 284.6 1’36.048 2.191 / 0.292
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 268.7 1’36.284 2.427 / 0.236
15 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 271.1 1’36.340 2.483 / 0.056
16 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 266.1 1’37.124 3.267 / 0.784
17 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 267.1 1’37.162 3.305 / 0.038
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 266.3 1’37.316 3.459 / 0.154
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 265.0 1’37.751 3.894 / 0.435
20 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 265.3 1’38.068 4.211 / 0.317
21 44 David SALOM SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 266.1 1’40.075 6.218 / 2.007

 

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