Casey Stoner sets lap record to claim pole position for the German MotoGP

Casey Stoner sets lap record to claim pole position for the German MotoGP

 

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner qualifies in pole position for the German MotoGP

By James Keen -

MotoGP

 12 July 2008 14:01

Casey Stoner went out on track at the Sachsenring for the MotoGP qualifying session and smashed the lap record he set only yesterday, by a further half a second, giving him pole position for tomorrow's German GP. 

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa qualified second on the grid and Colin Edwards rounds out the first row in third position on his Tech 3 Yamaha. Colin's team mate James Toseland finished in 11th place, roughly a second off the pace set by the Marlboro Ducati rider, Casey Stoner.

Despite finishing just behind Stoner in free practise yesterday, Alex de Angelis will start in 10th place on the grid at tomorrow's German MotoGP.

1  Casey STONER   AUS  Ducati Marlboro Team   Ducati   1'21.067   
2  Dani PEDROSA   SPA  Repsol Honda Team   Honda   1'21.420  
3  Colin EDWARDS   USA  Tech 3 Yamaha    Yamaha   1'21.519  
4  Andrea DOVIZIOSO  ITA  JiR Team Scot MotoGP   Honda   1'21.656  
5  Jorge LORENZO   SPA  Fiat Yamaha Team   Yamaha   1'21.795  
6  Randy DE PUNIET  FRA  LCR Honda MotoGP   Honda   1'21.821  
7  Valentino ROSSI  ITA  Fiat Yamaha Team   Yamaha   1'21.845  
8  Nicky HAYDEN   USA  Repsol Honda Team   Honda   1'21.876  
9 Shinya NAKANO   JPN  San Carlo Honda Gresini  Honda   1'21.920  
10  Alex DE ANGELIS  RSM  San Carlo Honda Gresini  Honda   1'21.977  
11  James TOSELAND   GBR  Tech 3 Yamaha    Yamaha   1'22.126  
12  Toni ELIAS   SPA  Alice Team    Ducati   1'22.256  
13  Loris CAPIROSSI  ITA  Rizla Suzuki MotoGP   Suzuki   1'22.542  
14  Chris VERMEULEN  AUS  Rizla Suzuki MotoGP   Suzuki   1'22.601  
15  5Sylvain GUINTOLI  FRA  Alice Team    Ducati   1'22.938  
16  Marco MELANDRI   ITA  Ducati Marlboro Team   Ducati   1'23.131  
17  Anthony WEST   AUS  Kawasaki Racing Team   Kawasaki  1'23.158