Results and recap of qualifying practice for the MotoGP class at Brno:
Valentino Rossi took pole in the MotoGP class at Brno, getting under the existing pole record set on a 990cc Yamaha with qualifiers. The Italian edged out his team mate Jorge Lorenzo, who had previously got close to the pole record on a bike set up in race trim. Lorenzo took a shot at beating Rossi's pole mark, but misjudged the final laps on softer tires, failing to pit for fresh rubber. Rossi also had a go at beating his pole time, but a surprise crash while on a hot lap left him no time to return to the pits and try again.
Dani Pedrosa completes the unsurprising front row, still relatively close to the two Yamahas, but behind Pedrosa, the gaps start to grow. Toni Elias was 4th fastest, ahead of Colin Edwards and Andrea Dovizioso. No one else was within a second of polesitter Rossi.
|7||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||HONDA||1'57.775||1.630||0.667|
|13||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||1'58.298||2.153||0.090|