Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Misano:
Dani Pedrosa has reaffirmed his authority at Misano by taking a convincing pole in the dying seconds of qualifying at Misano, finally settling a session-long scrap with his compatriot and rival Jorge Lorenzo. The Repsol Honda rider and the Fiat Yamaha man swapped top spot for most of the session, setting times within a couple of hundredths of each other, but as the flag fell, Pedrosa put in a final flying lap to beat Lorenzo by nearly three tenths of a second.
In third place is Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner, the Australian having gone back to the old forks on his Desmosedici, with immediate results. Heading up the front row is Valentino Rossi, and sitting next to him is Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies, once again demonstrating his ability at a track he doesn't have to spend Friday learning. LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet rounds out the 2nd row, finishing 6th despite still recovering from the broken leg he suffered at the Sachsenring.
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