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MotoGP: German GP Qualifying Results

See the full grid line-up for tomorrow's MotoGP spectacular

FIAT YAMAHA riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo took pole and second on the grid in a deluge of heavy rain at the German Grand Prix earlier today.

It is the sixth time the pair has shared the front row this season and Rossi’s third pole of 2009 is also his first ever in the premier-class at this track. Lorenzo meanwhile continues his impressive statistic of having qualified on the front row at every round so far this year.

Valentino Rossi:

“I’m really happy for this pole because it means I’ve already got more than in the whole of last year! Getting the pole position here is very important for the race because it’s such a hard place to overtake, so I’m really happy. We’ve done some good work today and my team has done a great job to set-up the bike. We’ve made a few small modifications, which have improved the feeling for me and I felt very confident today despite the bad conditions. At the end it was really very difficult and we were right on the limit because there was so much water on the track, but I knew I could push a bit more and the result was this great lap. I really hope it’s dry tomorrow – for the sake of everybody – but at the moment it’s doubtful so at least we can be confident that we’re well prepared in the wet as well.”

Qualifying Times

FRONT ROW

1.Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team 1'32.520

2.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team 1'33.160

3.Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro Team 1'33.759

SECOND ROW

4.Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Marlboro Team 1'34.404

5.Alex De Angelis (RSM) San Carlo Honda Gresini 1'34.490

6.Randy De Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP 1'34.564

THIRD ROW

7.Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'34.607

8.Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda 1'34.725

9.Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'34.741

FOURTH ROW

10.Mika Kallio (FIN) Pramac Racing 1'34.771

11.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda 1'34.892

12.Chris Vermeulen (AUS) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'34.937

FIFTH ROW

13.Marco Melandri (ITA) Hayate Racing Team 1'34.948

14.James Toseland (GBR) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'35.005

15.Niccolo Canepa (ITA) Pramac Racing 1'36.012

SIXTH ROW

16.Gabor Talmacsi (HUN) Scot Racing Team MotoGP 1'36.055

17.Toni Elias (SPA) San Carlo Honda Gresini 1'36.531

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