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Honda Stoner pole at Phillip Island

Repsol rider Casey Stoner to a record-extending 11th pole of the season with the fastest lap of a and windy qualifying session of Sunday’s 16th round of the World Championship on his home of Phillip Island, Australia.

The leader, who could lock up the MotoGP World Championship on is joined on the front row by Jorge (Yamaha) and fellow Honda Marco Simoncelli (San Honda Gresini RC212V). Dovizioso (Repsol Honda ) qualified in the middle of the second row Alvaro Bautista (Suzuki) and Hayden (Ducati), with Dani Pedrosa eighth and in the middle of row three.

Stoner has looking forward to this ever since joining the family last season. The track on the calendar and the fastest in the championship are a perfect match, with the Repsol Honda , the motorcycle which has won 11 of 15 races season.

Having won the past four here, it was no surprise that the started strongly by topping combined practice, held a cloudless blue sky on the island of Melbourne. The weather wasn’t as agreeable on Saturday, when sped to his fourth pole in a row at Phillip Island. A cool, wind threatened to force off line in the corners of the fastest on the calendar, but Stoner handled the perfectly.

Stoner’s fast lap of 1m, was the only one below 1m,30s. The meant that he has now started on the row in 15 of 16 races this season. And his pole is the most in the MotoGP era and one behind the all-time record of 12 in one held by fellow Australian Doohan.

The five-time 500cc Champion, all aboard Hondas, qualifying with Stoner’s in the Repsol Honda pit box.

is back on the front row for the first since his home grand at Mugello over three ago. The Italian was near the top for of the session, but off the front row until in his fastest lap with just three minutes remaining. lap of 1m, 30.599s was only .151s second fastest Lorenzo.

The front row spot was his seventh of the including his first two MotoGP

Simoncelli’s leap to third Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol RC212V) to the second row. and Bautista pushed each in qualifying, with Bautista in front of by a scant .066s. Dovi was happy for having a big improvement that would him well in Sunday’s race.

The provided better front end which allowed him to ride aggressively.

Dani Pedrosa, the member of the Repsol Honda wasn’t able to make the of the harder compound asymmetric tyre, when he fitted the one the times improved, but only to a The session ended with eighth fastest in the race his victory in the Japanese Grand

Where Pedrosa is suffering is in the speed changes of direction, are crucial to get right on the fastest on the MotoGP calendar, especially on windy days like The team had more solutions to try in warm-up, after which would decide which tyre to use in the race.

Hiroshi (San Carlo Honda RC212V) qualified 12th in a that was ended prematurely by a The Japanese rider fell in the corner on his 16th lap and didn’t qualifying. Aoyama hit the ground and didn’t feel up to the rigors of afterwards, especially given the windy conditions.

With a rest, and some improvements to his RC212V in morning warm-up, is hopeful of being competitive.

Elias (LCR Honda RC212V) wasn’t able to the most of the fastest motorcycle in His LCR Honda RC212V clocked the top speed of 321.6kph in qualifying, it couldn’t lift him above the fastest qualifying time.


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Stoner, Repsol Honda : Pole position – 1m, 29.975s

“So far so We have a good race and the bike’s feeling pretty at the moment. We still need to the rear grip, but I think is the same for everyone. We’d like to get the harder rear working better for the race. We qualifying with older to understand where we are for the race and quite happy, as the lap times we achieving were similar to (Lorenzo) and Dani (Pedrosa), who on the new soft tyre.

Then we put on the tyre for the first time yesterday morning, everything good and we were able to our lap time consistently. But it’s difficult on the left side of the and we’re getting a lot of spinning and degradation. We’ll see what the does tomorrow. It’s not too good right now, but adapt to whatever it throws at us.

Jorge is strong everywhere we go and I my chances of taking the championship tomorrow are pretty slim to be We’re just going to go out and concentrate on winning the race.”

Simoncelli, San Carlo Honda RC212V: 3rd – 1m, 30.599s

“I am really because it has been a while we started on the front row. We been fast over the two days although we have had a few too. The day didn’t start because of the conditions, which cold and windy, and that it difficult.

This afternoon we to do a better job and enjoyed an excellent session, so my goal tomorrow is to to the maximum from the start. looks untouchable at the moment but in you can never say never.”

Andrea Repsol Honda RC212V: 5th – 1m,

“I’m very happy qualifying because we made a big which we needed to do for the race. We there are many riders to fight for the podium, but now we are ready. it is always a very difficult with the weather conditions, but satisfied now because I can do low 1’31 with the hard rear and hopefully we can return back on the I had a much better feeling in the and I was riding more aggressively, you really need at this

Dani Pedrosa, Repsol RC212V: 8th – 1m, 30.871s

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