No Surprises in the Qatar Qualifying

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


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:

PosNo.RiderBikeTimeDiffDiff Previous
127Casey STONERDUCATI1’55.286  
246Valentino ROSSIYAMAHA1’55.7590.4730.473
399Jorge LORENZOYAMAHA1’55.7830.4970.024
44Andrea DOVIZIOSOHONDA1’55.9770.6910.194
565Loris CAPIROSSISUZUKI1’56.1490.8630.172
65Colin EDWARDSYAMAHA1’56.1940.9080.045
714Randy DE PUNIETHONDA1’56.3581.0720.164
87Chris VERMEULENSUZUKI1’56.4931.2070.135
915Alex DE ANGELISHONDA1’56.7901.5040.297
1036Mika KALLIODUCATI1’56.8521.5660.062
1133Marco MELANDRIKAWASAKI1’56.9621.6760.110
1224Toni ELIASHONDA1’57.2251.9390.263
1352James TOSELANDYAMAHA1’57.5102.2240.285
143Dani PEDROSAHONDA1’57.7292.4430.219
1559Sete GIBERNAUDUCATI1’57.8992.6130.170
1669Nicky HAYDENDUCATI1’58.2152.9290.316
1772Yuki TAKAHASHIHONDA1’58.7843.4980.569
1888Niccolo CANEPADUCATI1’58.9993.7130.215

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