2011 MotoGP: Misano Qualifying Results


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.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.27Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda274.01’33.138
2.1Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha271.71’33.2580.120 / 0.120
3.26Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda276.61’33.3180.180 / 0.060
4.11Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha269.61’33.9470.809 / 0.629
5.58Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda267.91’33.9900.852 / 0.043
6.4Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda TeamHonda273.81’34.0260.888 / 0.036
7.5Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha266.41’34.0540.916 / 0.028
8.19Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki274.61’34.3601.222 / 0.306
9.8Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGPDucati274.71’34.5921.454 / 0.232
10.7Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda274.81’34.6371.499 / 0.045
11.46Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati271.21’34.6761.538 / 0.039
12.17Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati273.31’34.7271.589 / 0.051
13.35Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha267.71’34.7911.653 / 0.064
14.14Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing TeamDucati268.91’34.8701.732 / 0.079
15.69Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati271.81’34.9551.817 / 0.085
16.65Loris CAPIROSSIITAPramac Racing TeamDucati270.71’35.5022.364 / 0.547
17.24Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGPHonda272.61’36.1673.029 / 0.665