MotoGP: Qualifying at the Aragon GP

09/17/2011 @ 3:59 pm, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on MotoGP: Qualifying at the Aragon GP

With power issues plaguing Friday’s Free Practice sessions, MotoGP took to the track Saturday in full-effort as riders and teams scrambled to make up for lost time. One of five races remaining in the season, the Aragon GP continues Jorge Lorenzo’s do or die point of the season, as the reigning-World Champion is on a campaign to claw back Casey Stoner’s 35 point lead in the MotoGP Championship standings. With the Yamaha’s struggling at Motorland Aragon, the Spaniard certainly has a tough a weekend ahead of him, especially since both Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa looked to be well on top of their game in the two practice sessions.

News has been percolating for Ducati as well, as Valentino Rossi will finally ride on the much rumored aluminum chassis this weekend. While Rossi and the Corse crew struggle to adjust to yet another major modification to the Ducati Desmosedici, Randy de Puniet proved to be the fastest Italian bike man at Aragon leading up to qualifying. Also showing strong improvement in this homestretch of the season, Alvaro Bautista has been on a tear lately, and will be man to watch come Sunday’s race. Check after the jump for Qualifying results at the Aragon Gp>

Qualifying Results from the Aragon GP at Motorland Aragon, Spain:

127Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda Team1’48.451
226Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda Team1’48.7470.296
311Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory Racing1’49.1550.704
41Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory Racing1’49.2700.819
54Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda Team1’49.3720.921
658Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda Gresini1’49.5281.077
769Nicky HAYDENUSADucati Team1’49.7521.301
817Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB Motoracing1’49.7771.326
97Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNSan Carlo Honda Gresini1’49.8131.362
1014Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing Team1’49.8261.375
1119Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGP1’49.8831.432
1235Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 31’49.8931.442
1346Valentino ROSSIITADucati Team1’49.9601.509
148Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGP1’49.9761.525
155Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 31’50.1051.654
1665Loris CAPIROSSIITAPramac Racing Team1’50.7522.301
1724Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGP1’51.0732.622

Source: MotoGP; Photo: Honda

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