Results of qualifying practice for the MotoGP class:
Casey Stoner's weekend continues as it started: By dominating almost from start to finish. The Australian took provisional pole at the start of the session, and only relinquished it once, when Jorge Lorenzo took over with 13 minutes to go. Two minutes later, Stoner was back on top, and a quarter of a second faster than anyone else on the track.
Lorenzo could not hang on to 2nd place either. Dani Pedrosa was up to speed, and edged ahead of Lorenzo with a few minutes left. Lorenzo had nothing more, and had to settle for 3rd, and last place on the front row. He did better than his team mate, however, as Valentino Rossi's unhappy relationship with Valencia continued, the Italian managing only the 4th fastest time, and sitting behind Stoner on the second row of the grid. Colin Edwards won the American Civil War, edging out Nicky Hayden, who had found some extra pace in the morning and finished the day in 6th. Ben Spies continued his improvement, finishing the day in 9th, just under half a second off his team mate for next year, Colin Edwards.
|7||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||1'33.391||1.135||0.237|
|12||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||HONDA||1'33.844||1.588||0.035|