DANI PEDROSA took his fourth pole position on the trot in the latter stages of qualifying at Valencia today.The Spaniard pipped incoming world champion, Casey Stoner, with Honda's Nicky Hayden taking an impressive third place on the grid. Kawasaki
Pedrosa...third pole position in a rowDANI PEDROSA took his third pole position on the trot in qualifying for this weekend's Malaysian GP at Sepang. The Repsol Honda rider stole top slot from newly crowned MotoGP king, Casey Stoner, in the latter stages of the hour-long session. ...
missed the race due to pain and swelling but the former world champion has been under the watchful eye of GP racing specialist Dr Costa.Rossi will start from 17th on the grid.
The 2008 Triumph Triple Challenge is looking for up-and-coming rides to line up on their grid for next season. The Challenge uses Triumph's 675 Daytona triple, which riders can buy at discounted rates to help them either get into or stay in racing
and fellow countryman Chris Vermulen, who qualified second and third respectively. Both held pole for a brief period but Stoner dug deep to clinch the front spot on the grid by just over 0.2 seconds.The session wasn't without its share of incidents. Marco
taking second spot on the grid, a mere 0.023 seconds slower than Toseland.Yamaha-mounted Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga, took the remaining slots on the front row. Toseland's nearest rival, Max Biaggi, could only manage sixth spot on the grid ahead
Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins will start his final race with the Suzuki Factory Team from the third row of the grid tomorrow, after qualifying in seventh place at Valencia this afternoon.Hopkins (1'32.165, 26 laps) will be looking for one
having the joint smallest representation on the MotoGP grid. The team's haul of seven podiums - so far this year -- is also the best by Suzuki in the modern four-stroke era. Vermeulen will be heading 'home' next weekend to the scene of his first
. Stoner got the holeshot from the front row of the grid and masterfully controlled the entire race, holding a slender lead over his pursuers Marco Melandri and Dani Pedrosa until he upped the pace and stretched his advantage. At one point he led by two
:56.8 lap of Brno, beating existing World Champion Nicky Hayden into second position. Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, also on a Honda, took the last place on the front row of tomorrow's grid.It wasn't all plain sailing for Stoner. His bike was plagued with brake
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