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Pedrosa on pole

Published: 13 May 2006

MotoGP free practice three:

1. Casey SToner 2:00.603.

2. Nicky Hayden 2:00.941.

3. Loris Capirossi 2:00.973.

4. Colin Edwards 2:01.357.

5. Valentino Rossi 2:01.357.

6. Dani Pedrosa 2:01.548.

7. Randy De Puniet 2:01.651.

8. Makoto Tamada 2:01.843.

9. John Hopkins 2:01.857.

10. Shinya Nakano 2:01.966.

11. Sete Gibernau 2:01.990.

12. Toni Elias 2:02.188.

13. Marco Melandri 2:02.520.

14. Chris Vermeulen 2:02.566.

15. Kenny Roberts Jr 2:02.949.

16. Carlos Checa 2:02.964.

17. Alex Hofmann 2:03.275.

18. James Ellison 2:04.292.

19. jose Luis Cardoso 2:04.777.

250cc final qualifying:

1. Hector Barbera 2:05.781.

2. Jore Lorenzo 2:05.948.

3. Shuhei Aoyama 2:06.677.

4. Andrea Dovizioso 2:06.936.

5. Alex De Angelis 2:07.073.

6. Yuki takahashi 2:07.127.

7. Hiroshi Aoyama 2:07.289.

8. Anthony West 2:07.382.

9. Jakub Smrz 2:08.028.

10. Manuel Poggiali 2:08.058.

11. Roberto locatelli 2:08.281.

12. Sylvain Guintoli 2:08.303.

13. Dirk Heidolf 2:08.419.

14. Arnaud Vincent 2:08.458.

15. Andrea Ballerini 2:08.612.

16. Martin Cardenas 2:08.645.

17. Marco Simoncelli 2:08.878.

18. Chaz Davies 2:09.117.

19. Arturo Tizon 2:09.201.

20. Alex Baldolini 2:09.333.

21. Sebastien Porto 2:09.818.

22. Shi Zhao Huang 2:11.473.

23. Jules Cluzel 2:11.909.

24. Zhu Wang 2:12.146.

25. Jin Xiao 2:12.529.

26. Luca Morelli 2:12.723.

27. Alessio Palumbo 2:14.075.

28. Ching Feng Ho 2:14.535.

DNQ: Zheng Peng Li 2:15.235.

250cc free practice two:

1. Alex de Angelis 2:06.518.

2. Roberto Locatelli 2:06.791.

3. Andrea Dovizioso 2:06.809.

4. Jorge Lorenzo 2:07.316.

5. Hector Barbera 2:07.374.

6. Anthony West 2:07.995.

7. Yuki Takahashi 2:08.154.

8. Hiroshi Aoyama 2:08.187.

9. Jakub Smrz 2:08.626.

10. Shuehei Aoyama 2:08.705.

11. Sylvain Guintoli 2:08.869.

12. Marco Simoncelli 2:08.905.

13. Dirk Heidolf 2:08.928.

14. Sebastien Porto 2:09.198.

15. Arnaud Vincent 2:09.593.

16. Chaz Davies 2:09.642.

17. Manuel poggiali 2:09.658.

18. Martin Cardenas 2:09.801.

19. Andrea ballerini 2:09.808.

20. Arturo Tizon 2:10.662.

21. Jules Cluzel 2:11.905.

22. Shi Zhao Huang 2:12.340.

23. Luca Morelli 2:12.469.

24. Zhu Wang 2:13.299.

25. Alessio Palumbo 2:13.512.

26. Chin Feng Ho 2:14.733.

27. Alex Baldolini 2:14.878.

28. Zheng Peng Li 2:15.805.

29. Jin Xiao 2:15.809.

Dani Pedrosa has taken his first MotoGP pole, taking advantage of a qualifying session split by rain, as reigning champion Valentino Rossi qualified in a lowly 13th place.

Pedrosa put in the best time of 1:59.009 as the riders came back out and times dropped, with a good second place on the grid for the Rizla Suzuki of John Hopkins. Colin Edwards was third quickest, outqualifying his Yamaha team-mate by 10 places, and Shinya Nakano will start from fourth, ahead of Nicky Hayden, Sete Gibernau and Casey Stoner, who led the morning practice. Britain's James Ellison will start from 17th, ahead of Kenny Roberts Jr and Jose Luis Cardoso. For the full list of times, click here.

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In 250cc GPs, Hector Barbera will start from pole position on the Fortuna Aprilia, having just edged out team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. Shuehei Aoyama will start from third position on his Repsol Honda. British hope Chaz Davies starts from 18th on the gird, with top Chinese wildcard Shi Zhao Huang in 22nd. For the full timesheet, click here.

Mika Kallio heads the 125cc GP grid, with a time of 2:11.572. KTM team-mate Julian Simon is third quickest, but the pair are seperated by the Derbi of Lukas Pesek. Bradley Smith is 30th quickest on the lone Repsol Honda, from a field of 40 riders. To see the full list of times, click here.

For MotoGP third practice times, click here.

For 250cc second practice times, click here.

For 125cc second practice times, click here.

125cc qualifying session two:

1. Mika Kallio 2:11.572.

2. Lukas Pesek 2:11.934.

3. Julian Simon 2:11.953.

4. Alvaro Bautista 2:11.990.

5. Gabor Talmacsi 2:12.441.

6. Mattia Pasini 2:12.541.

7. Thomas Luthi 2:12.805.

8. Raffaele De Rosa 2:12.948.

9. Angel Rodriguez 2:13.003.

10. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:13.045.

11. Fabrizio Lai 2:13.228.

12. Pablo Nieto 2:13.390.

13. Sergio Gadea 2:13.508.

14. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:13.517.

15. Alex Espargaro 2:13.593.

16. Mike Di Meglio 2:13.622.

17. Andrea Iannone 2:13.688.

18. Sandro Cortese 2:13.704

19. Simone Corsi 2:13.745.

20. Hector Faubel 2:13.852.

21. Joan Olive 2:14.031.

22. Stefan Bradl 2:14.260.

23. Michele Conti 2:14.416.

24. Nicolas Terol 2:14.642.

25. Manuel Hernandez 214.674.

26. Alexis Masbou 2:14.789.

27. Imre Toth 2:14.839.

28. Lorenzo Baroni 2:15.006.

29. Michael Ranseder 2:15.094.

30. Bradley Smith 2:15.222.

31. Michele Pirro 2:15.285.

32. Federico Sandi 2:15.606.

33. Karel Abraham 2:15.607.

34. Joey Litjens 2:15.820.

35. Mateo Tunez 2:16.090.

36. Dino Lombardi 2:16.424.

37. Vincent Braillard 2:16.741.

38. Roberto Tamburini 2:16.839.

39. Simone Grotzkyj 2:17.163.

40. Ho Wan Cjow.

125cc free practice two:

1. Julian Simon 2:12.905.

2. Gabor Tlmacsi 2:13.415.

3. Mika Kallio 2:13.500.

4. Lukas Pesek 2:13.932.

5. Pablo Nieto 2:13.937.

6. Mattia Pasini 2:14.106.

7. Fabrizio Lai 2:14.438.

8. Alvaro Bautista 2:14.523.

9. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:14.676/

10. Mike Di Meglio 2:14.831.

11. Sergio gadea 2:14.834.

12. Raffaele De Rosa 2:14.882.

13. Alex Espargaro 2:14.990.

14. Joan Olive 2:15.026.

15. Stefan Bradl 2:15.360.

16. Hector Faubel 2:15.543.

17. Thomas Luthi 2:15.637.

18. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:15.650.

19. Simone Corsi 2:15.680.

20. Sandro Cortese 2:15.760.

21. Andrea iannone 2:15.860.

22. Lorenzo Baroni 2:16.415.

23. Manuel Hernandez 2:16.473.

24. Bradley Smith 2:16.474.

25. Michele irro 2:16.603.

26. Imre Toth 2:16.710.

27. Nicolas Terol 2:16.788.

28. Michael Ranseder 2:16.870.

29. Michele Conti 2:17.159.

30. Alexis Masbou 2:17.626.

31. Karel Abraham 2:18.066.

32. Mateo Tunez 2:18.477.

33. Simone Grotzkyj 2:18.864.

34. Joey Litjens 2:18.874.

35. Vincent Braillard 2:19.058.

36. Roberto Tamburini 2:19.810.

37. Dino Lombardi 2:19.903.

38. Federico Sandi 2:20.889.

39. Ho Wan Chow 2:22.592.

40. Angel Rodriguez 2:24.133.

MotoGP second qualifying:

1. Dani Pedrosa 1;59.009.

2. John Hopkins 1:59.373.

3. Colin Edwards 1:59.383.

4. Shinya Nakano 1:59.570.

5. Nicky Hayden 1:59.574.

6. Sete Gibernau 1:59.639.

7. Casey Stoner 1:59.890.

8. Marco melandri 2:00.014.

9. Randy De Puniet 2:00.044.

10. Loris Capirossi 2:00.078.

11. Makoto Tamada 2:00.176.

12. Chris Vermeulen 2:00.304.

13. Valentino Rossi 2:00.720.

14. Carlos Checa 2:01.052.

15. Toni Elias 2:01.275.

16. Alex Hofmann 2:01.972.

17. James Ellison 2:02.088.

18. Kenny Roberts Jr 2:02.311.

19. Jose Luis Cardoso 2:02.948.

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