2011 MotoGP: Mugello Qualifying Results

2011 MotoGP

In Free Practice 3 at Mugello, Jorge Lorenzo was the MotoGP rider dominating the grid, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider posting a new lap record.

But during qualifying, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner topped Lorenzo’s time. En route to his 27th pole position, the fifth of the 2011 MotoGP Championship, the Australian set the new lap record of 1:48.034.

This was blistering fast, considering the man starting from second – the American Ben Spies – posted a 1:48.479. Spies, who took his maiden MotoGP victory at Assen last weekend, was followed by San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli. The Italian was a mere 0.006 of a second slower than Spies as he took the final spot on the front row.

Taking the top spot on the second row was Stoner’s Italian counterpart, Andrea Dovizioso. He posted a 1:48.694, and will be joined by Lorenzo, who was 0.062 of a second behind, and Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Colin Edwards; the Texan was 0.218 of a second slower than Lorenzo.

On the third row will be Edwards’ teammate Cal Crutchow, the final rider to post within a second of Stoner, Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Ducati Team’s Nicky Hayden.

As for Valentino Rossi, the nine-time World Champion will start 12th aboard the GP.11.1.

2011 Mugello MotoGP: Qualifying Results

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.27Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda322.31’48.034 
2.11Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha319.21’48.4790.445 / 0.445
3.58Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda321.01’48.4850.451 / 0.006
4.4Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda TeamHonda324.81’48.6940.660 / 0.209
5.1Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha323.11’48.7560.722 / 0.062
6.5Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha314.91’48.9740.940 / 0.218
7.35Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha318.91’49.0210.987 / 0.047
8.26Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda317.91’49.3981.364 / 0.377
9.69Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati320.51’49.5091.475 / 0.111
10.8Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGPDucati327.21’49.6631.629 / 0.154
11.17Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati323.81’49.6781.644 / 0.015
12.46Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati320.71’49.9021.868 / 0.224
13.7Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda322.71’50.1562.122 / 0.254
14.19Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki322.11’50.4602.426 / 0.304
15.14Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing TeamDucati320.01’50.6512.617 / 0.191
16.24Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGPHonda324.21’50.7422.708 / 0.091