Repsol Honda rider, Casey Stoner, established itself as the best this weekend by taking pole position. The Australian rider, who since the first free practice already showing signs of going into play, making the best time of 1 minute 33.138 seconds. He defeated his rival from Yamaha which is also the defending champion, Jorge Lorenzo, who closed to within 0.120 seconds.
The top three there is Stoner's teammate, Dani Pedrosa. The Spaniard, who is a compatriot Lorenzo, also not too far adrift with Stoner, because the odds just 0.180 seconds. A qualifying results showing that these three riders will be competing at Grand Prix of San Marino.
Meanwhile in the position of the four existing teammate Lorenzo, Ben Spies. However, the rider in Texas seems to be difficult to compete with the three leading riders, because of record time, he was 0.809 seconds adrift of Stoner, who had won the pole eight times throughout the 2011 season.
At the rear there are two Honda rider Spies, namely Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda), as well as the Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli. They are in front of the satellite Tech 3 Yamaha rider Colin Edwards, followed by the Rizla Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista Mapfre Aspar rider Hector Barbera, as well as the Honda Gresini rider, Hiroshi Aoyama, at No. 10.
Qualifying results also provide evidence that the Ducati is really going through a very bad season. Having failed to penetrate the top 10 for three free practice, the team based in Bologna is back making a similar result in the qualifying session, where Valentino Rossi was in the order of 11, while Nicky Hayden on the order of 15.
With these occupy pole position, Stoner had a tremendous opportunity to realize his dream of winning four in a row. If successful, the 2007 world champion is also an end to the wait to win the San Marino GP, which in the past three seasons unfriendly to him.
- San Marino GP qualifying results
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 33.138s
Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing ESP 1m 33.258s
Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda 1m 33.318s ESP
Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 33.947s
Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 33.990s
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 34.026s
Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha Monster 1m 34.054s
Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 34.360s
Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 34.592s
Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 34.637s
Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 34.676s
Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 34.727s
Cal Crutchlow GBR Tech 3 Yamaha Monster 1m 34.791s
Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 34.870s
Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 34.955s
Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 1m 35.502s
Toni Elias Honda ESP LCR 1m 36.167s
Fastest practice time: Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 33.567s (FP3)
San Marino GP in 2010 (September 5):
Pole position: Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda 1m 33.948s ESP
Fastest race lap: Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda 1m 34.340s ESP