2009 Donington MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result - Pole Settled Late And By Less Than A Tenth

Results of the MotoGP qualifying practice session at Donington:

Valentino Rossi at Donington Park 

Valentino Rossi took pole at Donington Park, taking the top spot from his team mate with 3 minutes left to go. With seconds left on the clock, Dani Pedrosa then nipped past Jorge Lorenzo, taking 2nd spot on the grid for tomorrow's race, pushing Jorge Lorenzo down to 3rd. Casey Stoner, who crashed early in the session, struggled with setup and could only manage a 4th place start.

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'28.116    
2 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'28.211 0.095 0.095
3 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'28.402 0.286 0.191
4 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'28.446 0.330 0.044
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'28.778 0.662 0.332
6 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'28.865 0.749 0.087
7 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1'29.065 0.949 0.200
8 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'29.175 1.059 0.110
9 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'29.270 1.154 0.095
10 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'29.434 1.318 0.164
11 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'29.599 1.483 0.165
12 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'29.600 1.484 0.001
13 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'30.098 1.982 0.498
14 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'30.153 2.037 0.055
15 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'30.268 2.152 0.115
16 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1'30.572 2.456 0.304
17 41 Gabor TALMACSI HONDA 1'31.193 3.077 0.621
Round Number: 
10
2009
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