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Qatar Moto GP Qualifying

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Competitive Qualifying at Qatar GP

Honda continued with their dominance of the Qatar GP with the 2 fastest bikes being yet agaion Casey Stoner's Repsol Honda and again also closely followed by Dani Pedrosa.

Yamaha had clearly been working hard overnight with Jorge Lorenzo taking third abd Ben Spies in 5th, whilst the Yamaha satellite team Monster Yamaha Tech 3 put a very gutsy and brave Cal Crutchlow (pictured) into 8th after having had the tip of little finger removed in a practice session earlier in the week, and the experienced Colin Edwards into 10th.

The fastest Ducati of the day again came from Hector Berbera whilst teh Ducati Factory riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden were only able to mange 9th and 13th respectively.

Unfortunately the Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista was unable to ride as he had crashed in a previous practice breaking his femur which left Suzuki unable to feild a rider for the weekend! It has since been confirmed that John Hopkins will stand in for the next round but due to his commitments in British Super Bikes won't be availble for the round.

Qualifying Times

    Rider Nat Team Bike Speed Time
1 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 324.3 1'54.137
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 326.6 1'54.342
3 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 321.2 1'54.947
4 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 324.0 1'54.988
5 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 319.1 1'55.095
6 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 329.8 1'55.223
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 324.2 1'55.229
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 321.9 1'55.578
9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 324.1 1'55.637
10 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 320.5 1'55.647
11 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 322.8 1'55.656
12 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 326.1 1'55.724
13 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 323.5 1'55.881
14 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 319.1 1'56.323
15 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 326.2 1'56.665
16 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 324.1 1'57.992
19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki N/A N/A

 

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