Sepang pole for Rossi

Published: 07 October 2003

Amidst rumours about a possible switch to Yamaha, Valentino Rossi put his Honda RC211V on pole for the Malaysian GP on Sunday.

Rossi created a new pole lap record of 2:02.480 on his way to the front of the grid. Second place goes to Spaniard Carlos Checa, with Makoto Tamada third.

1) Rossi 2:02.480. 2) Checa 2:02.885. 3) Tamada 2:03.138. 4) Biaggi 2:03.254. 5) Nakano 2:03.342. 6) Capirossi 2:03.376. 7) Gibernau 2:03.381. 8) Ukawa 2:03.559. 9) Hayden 2:03.564. 10) Roberts 2:03.936. 11) Bayliss 2:04.00. 12) Barros 2:04.050. 13) Edwards 2:04.390. 14) Melandri 2:04.832. 15) Ryo 2:05.043. 16) McCoy 2:05.084. 17) Haga 2:05.150. 18) McWilliams 2:05.365. 19) Aoki 2:05.512. 20) Pitt 2:06.112. 21) Kiyonari 2:06.819. 22) De Gea 2:06.941

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