Stoner qualifies on the front row for 12th time this season.
He dominated the qualifying session of the Gran Premio Gernerali de la Comunitat Valenciana, and lapped over one second faster than the second placed Dani Pedrosa. Spies of Factory Yamaha qualified in third place.
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A very sad news today – Macro Simoncelli has been declared ‘late’ after a horrible crash on lap 2 of the Sepang race, involving riders: Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.
Our sympathies are with his family in this very sad moment. He was a passionate rider and a good human being, a fighter. We’ll always remember him in our prayers.
Previously, we established that the Ducati Engineers have to come up with something to end the long lasting front-end issue of the Ducati MotoGP bike.
If you haven’t read part-one of this post: Rossi-Ducati Vs. Stoner-Honda, you might want to read it first, and come back to this post.
2011 MotoGP season hasn’t turned out to be a good one for Rossi-Ducati relationship. Rossi and Nicky only managed to secure one podium each in 16 races so far. Some has claimed that Casey Stoner left a winning bike, and that Rossi should have won on it straight away. Nicky never managed a single win on it for 3 years, anyway.
First, I would like to say a few words about the Sepang Qualifying. In MotoGP, Dani Pedrosa has led the charge of Repsol Honda; with Stoner and Dovizioso qualifying on the front row. Rossi will start from a lowly ninth position on the grid, with the highest qualifying Ducati of Nicky Hayden in sixth place.
Drama, that is what we all had been waiting for to happen in a MotoGP race this season; a few jump starts, a few crashes, some run-offs including that of the early race leader, some intriguing battles, lots of overtaking and a funny win for Pedrosa, who didn’t have to overtake a single rider to take the win.
I missed the QP session transmission in the morning, so, I didn’t browse any Motorsports websites to indicate who got the pole, and who qualified where on the grid. I just finished the repeat telecast of qualifying on Star Sports, and Stoner did it again. It’s a new record, I guess, securing 10 pole positions (in 15 races so far), in one season, a great achievement indeed.