Vermeulen's Turkey pole

Published: 29 April 2006

MotoGP qualifying times:

1. Chris Vermeulen 2:04.617.

2. Nicky hayden 2:04.823.

3. Sete Gibernau 2:05.003.

4. Loris Capirossi 2:05.540.

5. John Hopkins 2:05.700.

6. Randy de Puniet 2:06.102.

7. Casey Stoner 2:07.277.

8. Shinya Nakano 2:07.294.

9. Colin Edwards 2:07.344

10. Kenny Roberts Jr 2:07.345.

11. Valentino Rossi 2:07.552.

12. Toni Elias 2:07.763.

13. Makoto Tamada 2:08.143.

14. Marco Melandri 2:08.393

15. Carlos Checa 2:10.322.

16. Dani Pedrosa 2:10.956.

17. Alex Hofmann 2:11.241.

18. Jose Luis Cardoso 2:11.456.

19. James Ellison 2:12.298.

125cc free practice two:

1. Sergio Gadea 2:05.933.

2. Joan Olive 2:06.066.

3. Alvaro Bautista 2:06.160.

4. Mika Kallio 2:06.564.

5. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:06.808.

6. Fabrizio Lai 2:06.957.

7. Angel Rodriguez 2:07.054.

8. Simone Corsi 2:07.201.

9. Mike Di Meglio 2:07.218.

10. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:07.567.

11. Alex Espargaro 2:07.616.

12. Michael Ranseder 2:07.673.

13. Pablo Nieto 2:07.764.

14. Lukas Pesek 2:07.959.

15. Andrea Iannone 2:08.122.

16. Gabor Talmacsi 2:08.166

17. Sandro Cortese 2:08.273.

18. Julian Simon 2:08.273.

19. Thomas Luthi 2:08.312.

20. Federico Sandi 2:08.390.

21. Manuel Hernandez 2:08.692.

22. Bradley Smith 2:09.117.

23. Michele Pirro 2:09.126.

24. Raffaele De Rosa 2:09.128

25. Lorenzo Baroni 2:09.244.

26. Stefan Bradl 2:09.471.

27. Michele Conti 2:09.551

28. Imre Toth 2:09.999.

29. Hector faubel 2:10.338.

30. Nicolas Terol 2:10.444.

31. Joey Litjens 2:10.572.

32. Alexis Masbou 2:10.581.

33. Simone Grottzkyj 2:11.155.

34. Roberto Tamburini 2:11.158.

35. Mattia Pasini 2:11.359.

36. Vincent Braillard 2:11.430.

37. Karel Abraham 2:11.918.

38. Mateo Tunez 2:12.134.

39 Dino lombardi 2:17.086.

40. Robert Muresan 2:20.233.

125cc GP qualifying:

1. Bautista 2:04.035.

2. Pasini 2:04.385.

3. Corsi 2:04.653.

4. Faubel 2:04.724.

5. Kallio 2:04.883.

6. Talmacsi 2:04.909.

7. Simon 2:05.122

8. Nieto 2:05.299.

9. Olive 2:05.429.

10. Pesek 2:05.492.

11. Luthi 2:05.672.

12. Zanetti 2:05.701.

13. lai 2:05.861.

14. Rodriguez 2:05.979.

15. Di meglio 2:06.065.

16. Gadea 2:06.128.

17. Sandi 2:06.195.

18. iannone 2:06.323.

19 De Rosa 2:06.541.

20. Koyama 2:06.608.

21. Terol 2:07.053.

22. Cortese 2:07.151.

23. Toth 2:07.244.

24. Hernandez 2:07.261.

25. Masbou 2:07.416.

26. Smith 2:07.910.

27. Baroni 2:08.271.

28. Pirro 2:08.292.

29. Bradl 2:08.354

30. Espargao 2:08.438.

31. Ranseder 2:08.658.

32. Abraham 2:08.700.

33. Conti 2:08.821.

34. Tunez 2:09.128.

35. Grotzkyj 2:09.137.

36. Braillard 2:09.342.

37. Litjens 2:09.690.

38. Lombardi 2:09.775.

39. Tamburini 2:11.930.

DNQ: Muresan 2:18.258.

MotoGP free practice three:

1. Loris Capirossi 2:09.634.

2. Sete Gibernau 2:09.848.

3. Colin Edwards 2:10.862.

4. Chris Vermeulen 2:11.816.

5. Randy De Puniet 2;12.123.

6. Carlos Checa 2:12.924.

7. Valentino Rossi 2:13.620.

8. John Hopkins 2:13.622.

9. Marco Melandri 2:14.317.

10. Nicky Hayden 2:14.392.

11. Casey Stoner 2:14.746.

12. Dani Pedrosa 2:15.758.

13. Jose Luis Cardoso 2:17.763.

14. Shinya Nakano 2:18.016.

15. Toni Elias 2:18.726.

16. Kenny Roberts 2:19.750.

17. Makoto Tamada 2:20.327.

18. James Ellison 2:21.186.

19. Alex Hofmann 2:22.192.

250cc free practice two:

1. Anthony West 2;13.087.

2. Alex De Angelis 2:13.880.

3. Sylvain Guintoli 2:14.128.

4. Yuki Takahashi 2:14.246.

5. Hector Barbera 2:14.819.

6. Shuhei Aoyama 2:14.915.

7. Andrea Dovizioso 2:14.978.

8. Andrea Ballerini 2:15.912.

9. Hiroshi Aoyama 2:16.077.

10. Arnaud Vincent 2:16.133.

11. Martin Cardenas 2:16.390.

12. Sebastien Porto 2:16.413.

13. Roberto Locatelli 2:17.063

14. Marco Simoncelli 2:17.528.

15. Jorge Lorenzo 2:17.733.

16. Jakub Smrz 2:17.844

17. Dirk Heidolf 2:17.993.

18. Arturo Tizon 2:19.087.

19. Jules Cluzel 2:19.412.

20. Chaz Davies 2:19.606.

21. Jordi Carchano 2:20.490.

22. Sinan Sofuoglu 2:20.768.

23. Manuel Poggiali 2:21.089.

24. Alex Baldolini 2:21.602.

25. Michele Danese 2:22.141.

26. Luca Morelli 2:23.588.

27. Alessio Palumbo 2:33.031.

MotoGP rookie Chris Vermeulen has taken a surprise pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, April 30, as wet weather affected the qualifying session.

The Rizla Suzuki rider qualified with a time of 2:04.617, slower than the dry times on Friday, which was enough to take the first spot on the grid. Throughout the session it looked as if Honda's Nicky Hayden would secure pole, leading throughout the last half hour and on course to beat Vermeulen until he left the track. Hayden still remained second fastest, with the Ducatis of Sete Gibernau and Loris Capirossi third and fourth. Rizla Suzuki could also celebrate John Hopkins fifth place on the grid, just ahead of the Kawasaki of Randy de Puniet and the LCR Honda of Casey Stoner. Stoner had already crashed twice in free practice for the last race in which he could become the youngest ever MotoGP race winner.

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Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi will start from 11th on the grid, two places behind team-mate Colin Edwards. Britain's James Ellison will start from 19th, having qualified almost one second behind 18th quickest Jose Luis Cardoso. To see the full list of times, click here.

Rain also affected the 250 GP qualifying, with Anthony West showing his rain riding skills with 2:09.527, two seconds quicker than anyone else. But pole position will go to Jorge Lorenzo on the Fortuna Honda with his first session time of 1:57.841. he'll head Alex de Angelis on the Master MVA Aspar Aprilia with 1:58.482, and Andrea Dovizioso for Humangest honda with 1:58.865. To see the full list of times, click here.

The 125cc grid will be headed by Alvaro Bautista, with a first session time of 2:04.035, from Mattia Pasini and Simone Corsi. Bradley Smith starts from 26th. To see the full list of times, click here.

To see the times frrom the MotoGP third practice session, click here.

To see the full list of times from 250cc GP practice two, click here

To see the full list of times from the 125cc GP practice two, click here.

250cc GP second qualifying:

1. Anthony West 2:09.527.

2. Alex de Angelis 2:11.550.

3. Arnaud Vincent 2:12.025.

4. Jorge Lorenzo 2:12.263.

5. Hiroshi Aoyama 2:12.319.

6. Sylvain Guintoli 2:12.367.

7. Yuki Takahashi 2:12.576.

8. Hector Barbera 2:12.719.

9. Jakub Smrz 2:12.841

10. Roberto Locatelli 2:13.294.

11. Shuhei Aoyama 2:13.683.

12. Sebastien Porto 2:13.901.

13. Andrea Ballerini 2:13.952.

14. Marco Simoncelli 2:14.235.

15. Arturo Tizon 2:14.798.

16. Alex Baldolini 2:14.897.

17. Jules Cluzel 2:15.145.

18. Martin cardenas 2:15.232.

19. Dirk Heidolf 2:15.237.

20. Andrea Dovizioso 2:15.502.

21. Jordi Carchano 2:15.836.

22. Sinan Sofuoglu 2:17.130.

23. Michele Danese 2:17.690.

24. Manuel poggiali 2:17.924.

DNQ: Chaz Davies 2:18.863.

DNQ Luca Morelli 2:22.576.

DNQ: Alessio Palumbo 2:25.944.