Toseland takes ninth as Ducati ace breaks lap record on the way to his fourth consecutive pole position
The Australian clinched his fourth consecutive pole, breaking the lap record with a best of 1:21.067. Stoner also smashed the circuit record during practice yesterday.
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa claimed second on the grid in a late, last lap bid on qualifying rubber. Colin Edwards continued his excellent form taking third spot ahead of tomorrow's race.
Valentino Rossi couldn't match Stoner's form, ending the session in a lowly seventh place. Britain's James Toseland managed a respectable ninth as the hour-long stint drew to a close.
Stoner's result means Bridgestone stand an excellent chance of claiming their first two-wheeled victory at the Sachsenring tomorrow.
Sachsenring MotoGP Qualifying Results
1 Casey Stoner Ducati MotoGP 1:21.067
2 Daniel Pedrosa Honda HRC 1:21.420
3 Colin Edwards Yamaha Tech3 1:21.519
4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda Scot 1:21.656
5 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory 1:21.795
6 Randy De Puniet Honda LCR 1:21.821
7 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Factory 1:21.845
8 Nicky Hayden Honda HRC 1:21.876
9 Shinya Nakano Honda Gresini 1:21.920
10 Alex De Angelis Honda Gresini 1:21.977
11 James Toseland Yamaha Tech3 1:22.126
12 Antonio Elias Ducati d Antin 1:22.256
13 Loris Capirossi Suzuki MotoGP 1:22.542
14 Chris Vermeulen Suzuki MotoGP 1:22.601
15 Sylvain Guintoli Ducati d Antin 1:22.938
16 Marco Melandri Ducati MotoGP 1:23.131
17 Anthony West Kawasaki Racing 1:23.158
Posted: 12/07/2008 at 20:00
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SLOdrive wrote (see)
When is the German GP going to be televised?
Posted: 12/07/2008 at 20:15
Posted: 12/07/2008 at 20:16
sorry can't help with that.
welcome to VD. what state are you from?
Posted: 12/07/2008 at 20:25
Posted: 12/07/2008 at 20:39
Rossi hasn't lost his edge. Not to take anything away from Stoner but the Ducati seems to have a horsepower edge.
Posted: 12/07/2008 at 21:29
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