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Catalunya Grand Prix - Qualification

Saturday June 2, 2012 | Finished

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Race standings

P. Driver Team Time
1 Casey Stoner 1:41.295 (q)
2 Jorge Lorenzo +00.146
3 Cal Crutchlow +00.253
4 Ben Spies +00.257
5 Dani Pedrosa +00.361
6 Andrea Dovizioso +00.392
7 Nicky Hayden +00.734
8 Stefan Bradl +00.770
9 Valentino Rossi +00.880
10 Alvaro Bautista +01.061
11 Hector Barbera +01.080
12 Karel Abraham +01.971
13 Randy de Puniet +02.205
14 Colin Edwards +02.729
15 Aleix Espargaro +02.746
16 Michele Pirro +03.061
17 James Ellison +03.468
18 Mattia Pasini +03.469
19 Yonny Hernandez +03.538
20 Danilo Petrucci +04.435
21 Ivan Silva +04.667

Live Commentary

  1. 0' STONER TOPS QUALIFYING! The Australian takes the session with a time of 1:41.295 and he will be on pole for the Catalunya Grand Prix on Sunday! Lorenzo is second fastest. Crutchlow is third quickest, and the Brit is very happy with that!

  2. 1' Spies is fourth fastest, and Rossi remains in eighth - he's got one final lap in which to make his mark!

  3. 2' Rossi is on a flying lap now, but he is eighth fastest - can he improve significantly?

  4. 3' STONER IS FASTEST! He posts a time of 1:41.295 and tops the timesheet with three minutes to go!

  5. 4' Barbera is 10th fastest as he pushes hard once more, but little errors are letting him down.

  6. 5' De Puniet is not at all happy with his bike as he gets treatment in the garage!

  7. 6' Colin Edwards is giving it absolutely everything, but needs to find something inspired from 13th.

  8. 7' Spies goes sixth quickest with a much improved lap, and things are really hotting up!

  9. 8' Abraham is improving again and again, but remains down in 12th.

  10. 9' Stoner is pushing very hard from fourth, and the Australian is thriving!

  11. 10' PEDROSA GOES QUICKEST! He posts a superb time of 1:41.656 and what a lap that is!

  12. 12' Bautista is in seventh, while Abraham also makes ground with a fine lap.

  13. 14' Lorenzo goes third fastest with a time of 1:42.932 and we're all set for an intriguing finish!

  14. 16' Dovizioso goes quickest with a time of 1:41.931 and that is superb!

  15. 18' Stoner continues to lead the way with his fastest lap and it will take something very good late on to beat it.

  16. 20' A reminder that you can check out all the sights and scenes of qualifying and practice with our Catalunya photo slideshow!

  17. 22' Yonny Hernandez is down in 17th and needs to make ground, but it doesn't look like he can push that much faster.

  18. 24' Edwards is down in 15th, and he needs to find something special late on.

  19. 26' James Ellison moves 16th fastest with a time of 1:44.907.

  20. 28' Nicky Hayden is down in 12th and is pushing very hard along with Abraham.

  21. 30' Petrucci is struggling to make an impact, while Abraham goes through with a 1:43.861.

  22. 32' Stefan Bradl is fourth fastest, and he is really thriving now as he steps up his pace.

  23. 34' Danilo Petrucci is down in 20th spot and he has a lot of work to do as we approach the half way point.

  24. 36' Dovizioso is in third as he pushes once more, and it's a cagey start.

  25. 38' Lorenzo chats to his Yamaha team as he looks to improve the performance of his bike.

  26. 40' Lorenzo pulls into the garage as he bides his time, and that's from a position of second quickest!

  27. 42' Spies is fifth quickest as he posts a new fastest lap, and the American is easing himself in nicely.

  28. 44' Lorenzo and Pedrosa make ground with quicker laps, and the pair are pushing.

  29. 46' Stoner continues to lead with the quickest time of 1:41.938.

  30. 48' There is an entire stand at the circuit devoted to the 'Valentino Rossi fan club' - it's quite a sight!

  31. 50' Hector Barbera is down in 12th, but he is pushing very hard to make ground.

  32. 52' Bautista is pushing very hard right now, and he is up in sixth.

  33. 54' Stoner is quickest with 1:41.938, and the Australian makes his mark!

  34. 56' Dani Pedrosa is looking sharp early doors, but all the riders are just settling into their rhythm now.

  35. 58' Colin Edwards is flying round early on as the American looks to make his mark early on.

  36. 60' We're underway in this qualifying session, and the crowd are incredibly vocal as they wave their flags and go wild!

  37. - It's glorious weather in Catalunya, and the Grand Prix is quite a sight! Check out our photo slideshow!

  38. - Four minutes from the end Bautista (Gresini Honda) set a new record lap at the Catalan track, but his spell at the top of the charts proved fleeting as Lorenzo - quickest for much of the session when the riders were on the harder option tyre - lowered the benchmark to a 1m42.099s on his Yamaha.

  39. - In searing temperatures several riders elected to fit soft rubber to their bikes in the final minutes, leading to a flurry of late improvements and a jumbled order in which reigning champion Casey Stoner finished just 10th fastest.

  40. - Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest ever time recorded on a MotoGP bike at Catalunya to deny Alvaro Bautista what would have been a surprise top spot in second practice. Report: Lorenzo flies in second session

  41. - Welcome to LIVE text coverage of the qualifying session for the Moto GP Catalunya Grand Prix.

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