No Surprises in the Qatar Qualifying

04/12/2009 @ 1:14 am, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on No Surprises in the Qatar Qualifying

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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that’s been visiting A&R for the past few days when you read that Casey Stoner has won the pole position for the Qatar GP tomorrow. The Australian has been dominating the week and holds nearly half a second over second place rider, Valentino Rossi, who with Stoner, Lorenzo, and Dovizioso are the only riders to break into the 1:55’s this week.

 

Outside of the front row, Capirossi and Edwards have both improved their times greatly of the course of the qualifying and practice sessions, and will finish out the second row of the grid. Randy de Puniet will lead the third row, which we only mention so we can refer to it later when he crashes, takes off his shirt, and possibly high-fives a Playboy bunny. The MotoGP season starts tomorrow, repent sinners.

Results of the MotoGP Qualifying Practice for the Qatar Grand Prix:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1’55.286    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1’55.759 0.473 0.473
3 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1’55.783 0.497 0.024
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1’55.977 0.691 0.194
5 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1’56.149 0.863 0.172
6 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1’56.194 0.908 0.045
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1’56.358 1.072 0.164
8 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1’56.493 1.207 0.135
9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1’56.790 1.504 0.297
10 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1’56.852 1.566 0.062
11 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1’56.962 1.676 0.110
12 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1’57.225 1.939 0.263
13 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1’57.510 2.224 0.285
14 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1’57.729 2.443 0.219
15 59 Sete GIBERNAU DUCATI 1’57.899 2.613 0.170
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1’58.215 2.929 0.316
17 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI HONDA 1’58.784 3.498 0.569
18 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1’58.999 3.713 0.215

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