2011 MotoGP: Misano Qualifying Results

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2011 MotoGP

For the eighth time in the 2011 MotoGP Championship, Casey Stoner has qualified his Repsol Honda RC212V in the most optimal position – first.

The Australian not only grabbed the pole position for Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix at Misano, he also broke his own lap record, which he set at the 2.6-mile circuit in 2008. Stoner piloted the RC212V to a 1:33.138.

But not far behind was the reigning MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider 0.120 of a second off Stoner’s pole time. Taking the final spot on the front row will be Stoner’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa, who trailed Lorenzo by 0.60 of a second.

Heading up the second row is Lorenzo’s teammate Ben Spies, the American posting a 1:33.947 aboard the other factory Yamaha M1. He will be joined by San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli and the third and final Repsol Honda rider, Andrea Dovizioso.

Starting on the third row will be Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Colin Edwards. The American will be joined by two Spaniards – Alvaro Bautista aboard the Rizla Suzuki GSV-R, and Hector Barbera aboard the Mapfre Aspar Ducati GP11.

As for nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, the Italian placed the Ducati GP11.1 in 11th, 1.538 seconds off Stoner’s time.

2011 Misano MotoGP: Qualifying Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 274.0 1’33.138
2. 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 271.7 1’33.258 0.120 / 0.120
3. 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 276.6 1’33.318 0.180 / 0.060
4. 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 269.6 1’33.947 0.809 / 0.629
5. 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 267.9 1’33.990 0.852 / 0.043
6. 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 273.8 1’34.026 0.888 / 0.036
7. 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 266.4 1’34.054 0.916 / 0.028
8. 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 274.6 1’34.360 1.222 / 0.306
9. 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 274.7 1’34.592 1.454 / 0.232
10. 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 274.8 1’34.637 1.499 / 0.045
11. 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 271.2 1’34.676 1.538 / 0.039
12. 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 273.3 1’34.727 1.589 / 0.051
13. 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 267.7 1’34.791 1.653 / 0.064
14. 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 268.9 1’34.870 1.732 / 0.079
15. 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 271.8 1’34.955 1.817 / 0.085
16. 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 270.7 1’35.502 2.364 / 0.547
17. 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 272.6 1’36.167 3.029 / 0.665