Casey stoner takes pole position in Valencia qualifying.

Casey Stoner qualified at the top of the heap at the end of qualifying in Valenica today.  After a minor tumble yesterday during practice and a injured right wrist he seemed to put it all behind him and take pole number 9 for the 2008 season.  With Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden completing the front row it should make for an interesting race since Nicky has been putting some amazing times down during practice on race tires.  Valentino Rossi rounds out the top 10 as he had crash during practice on Friday.  As always expect the Doctor to be up in the top three before the end of the first lap.

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamMotorcycleLap timeKm/hGap
11Casey STONERAUSDucati Marlboro TeamDucati1’31.502306.992
22Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda1’31.555308.0430.053
369Nicky HAYDENUSARepsol Honda TeamHonda1’31.703304.8260.201
45Colin EDWARDSUSATech 3 YamahaYamaha1’32.212301.3390.710
552James TOSELANDGBRTech 3 YamahaYamaha1’32.518302.0971.016
614Randy DE PUNIETFRALCR Honda MotoGPHonda1’32.572293.8771.070
748Jorge LORENZOSPAFiat Yamaha TeamYamaha1’32.594304.2251.092
865Loris CAPIROSSIITARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki1’32.614299.5831.112
94Andrea DOVIZIOSOITAJiR Team Scot MotoGPHonda1’32.734298.8371.232
1046Valentino ROSSIITAFiat Yamaha TeamYamaha1’32.962303.1151.460
1124Toni ELIASSPAAlice TeamDucati1’32.983308.7471.481
127Chris VERMEULENAUSRizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki1’33.017294.9201.515
1350Sylvain GUINTOLIFRAAlice TeamDucati1’33.352307.6921.850
1421John HOPKINSUSAKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki1’33.681298.6722.179
1556Shinya NAKANOJPNSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda1’33.767299.6672.265
1615Alex DE ANGELISRSMSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda1’33.848298.1772.346
1713Anthony WESTAUSKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki1’33.879299.9162.377
1833Marco MELANDRIITADucati Marlboro TeamDucati1’34.174306.6432.672
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