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MotoGP: Misano Qualifying Results

Misano Saturday Results

From the start of qualifying at Misano, Round 12 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship, Jorge Lorenzo looked to grab another pole. But during his final lap of qualifying, Dani Pedrosa placed his Repsol Honda RC212V on the pole.

Pedrosa was the only rider to break the 1:34 mark, posting a 1:33.948. Lorenzo was 0.308 of a second off, placing his Fiat Yamaha M1 in second. For 12 out of 18 races, Lorenzo maintains his record of having a front-row start.

The final spot on the front row went to Ducati Team rider Casey Stoner, the Austrailian posting a 1:34.397 on his desmosedici GP10. Following Stoner by 0.073 of a second was the other Fiat Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi. The nine-time world champion posted a 1:34.470.

Rounding out the top five was the American Ben Spies. The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider again was the fastest out of all satellite teams, the Texan only two thousandths behind Rossi.

MotoGP says A commendable effort from the recovering Randy de Puniet saw the LCR Honda rider secure sixth place. Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda) and San Carlo Honda Gresini pair Marco Simoncelli and Marco Melandri completed the top ten in the hour.

MotoGP says The only other crash of the session happened just ten minutes in when rookie Héctor Barberá (Páginas Amarillas Aspar) fell at turn four, and he eventually qualified in 12th on his Ducati.

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 278.5 1’33.948
2. 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 269.7 1’34.256 0.308 / 0.308
3. 27 Casey STONER AUS Ducati Team Ducati 271.7 1’34.397 0.449 / 0.141
4. 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 268.2 1’34.470 0.522 / 0.073
5. 11 Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 269.5 1’34.472 0.524 / 0.002
6. 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 272.9 1’34.751 0.803 / 0.279
7. 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 266.8 1’34.782 0.834 / 0.031
8. 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 271.4 1’34.826 0.878 / 0.044
9. 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 267.3 1’34.934 0.986 / 0.108
10. 33 Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 272.7 1’35.018 1.070 / 0.084
11. 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 271.3 1’35.096 1.148 / 0.078
12. 40 Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati 274.5 1’35.259 1.311 / 0.163
13. 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP Honda 273.1 1’35.286 1.338 / 0.027
14. 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 271.4 1’35.303 1.355 / 0.017
15. 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 271.5 1’35.438 1.490 / 0.135
16. 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 274.3 1’35.629 1.681 / 0.191
17. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team Ducati 272.7 1’35.724 1.776 / 0.095

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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