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
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