Results and summary of MotoGP qualifying practice at Indianapolis:
Ben Spies has taken a stunning debut pole at Indianapolis, after a thrilling qualifying session at a hot Speedway. The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha grabbed pole with two minutes to go from his teammate for next year, Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, who had in turn just deposed Marlboro Ducati's Nicky Hayden. With two of the three Americans on the front row of the grid, MotoGP will receive a big boost in the US.
The two Repsol Hondas sit on the second row, Andrea Dovizioso ahead of Dani Pedrosa, while Casey Stoner sits behind his Marlboro Ducati teammate in 6th. Valentino Rossi continues to struggle with grip, the Italian turning his Fiat Yamaha upside down searching for setup with just minutes in the session left, then crashed out at Turn 6 with 6 minutes to go in qualifying. Rossi will start from 7th for Sunday's race.
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