Gibernau on Mugello pole

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S.GIBERNAU 1 : 49.553, N.HAYDEN 1 : 49.922, V.ROSSI1 : 49.926, A.BARROS 1 : 50.058, M.MELANDRI 1 : 50.315, M.BIAGGI 1 : 50.445, M.TAMADA 1 : 50.584, L.CAPIROSSI 1 : 50.699, K.ROBERTS 1 : 50.736, S.NAKANO 1 : 50.807, C.CHECA 1 : 50.858, C.EDWARDS 1 : 50.970, A.HOFMANN 1 : 51.303, R.XAUS 1 : 51.405, T.BAYLISS 1 : 51.647, N.ABE 1 : 51.659, S.BYRNE 1 : 52.355, J.McWILLIAMS 1 : 52.368, N.HODGSON 1 : 52.496, N.AOKI 1 : 52.904, K.ROBERTS 1 : 54.066, A.PITT 1 : 54.556 (MORIWAKI), M.FABRIZIO 1 : 54.695, Not qualified C.BURNS 1 : 58.243.

Sete Gibernau will start from pole position for the Grand Prix of Italy after rising track temperatures and a red flag prevented any riders from bettering his time from Friday's qualifying session at Mugello.

Nicky Hayden took second place on the grid with Valentino Rossi, the only Italian on the front row of the grid, finishing the session just 0.004 seconds behind Hayden.

Alex Barros takes fourth place on the grid with Yamaha rider Marco Melandri pushing the Honda riding Max Biaggi down to sixth for the start of Sunday's race.

Kurtis Roberts was the rider that caused the last minute red flag during the qualifying session when he crashed his Proton KR5. Roberts escaped unhurt but the Bike burst in to flames so the session had to be stopped.

Brit Chris Burns failed to qulify for the race on his WCM.

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