Casey Stoner in pole position for Japanese MotoGP after the fastest in qualifying at Motegi on Saturday (10/01 / 11). Thus, the Repsol Honda rider from pole position in the race series will start on Day 15, Sunday (2/101/11).
The success has been the focus of the season 10 of 2011 and the fourth consecutive year. 2007 World Champion, was also an excellent opportunity to take his ninth win, if we can act in the previous series.
However, strictly Stoner will have the strength of his rival, the main initiator Lorenzo Yamaha, Jorge became. Spanish champion will start from second position but drift 0256 seconds. The results of these requirements, a breakthrough for Lorenzo, as the three free practice sessions, the former double 250cc world champion is still in the order of five years.
Lorenzo managed to break the domination of the Honda, and he broke the record set by Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa, who in a row behind him. Meanwhile, his teammate Lorenzo, Ben Spies was also a signal a threat to the Honda Pilot was because he started from fifth place after defeating the Italians on board, who rode Honda Gresini, Marco Simoncelli.
Motegi race track will be interesting to see how Valentino Rossi shows the consistency. Having beaten in the first two days of practice, “The Doctor”, played very satisfactory, because to hold the third session on Saturday morning and managed to seventh in the qualifying session. But the Ducati 1.200 seconds behind Stoner, success is worse than the third year that Rossi was “only” 0.9 seconds, although in the seventh.
Meanwhile, teammate of Rossi, Nicky Hayden, who could make a surprise on the first day of exercise because it can enter the field of Honda broke, on the order of 10 The world champion of 2006, behind Alvaro Bautista (Suzuki) and Hector Barbera (Mapfre Aspar).
Grand Prix of Japan, has crucial for Lorenzo and Stoner in the battle for the world title in 2011. If Stoner, who is now 44 points before he ended the weekend with a brilliant victory, then it is closer to a second world title in the premier class. Consequently, his ambition to make himself a world champion when he was in his own house, Australian GP, 16 October, appeared to be a reality.
2011 Japanese MotoGP qualifying results:
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 45.267s
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 45.523s
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 45.791s
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 45.966s
Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 46.042s
Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 46.211s
Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 46.467s
Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 46.586s
Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 46.694s
Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 46.763s
Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 46.811s
Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 46.818s
Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 46.917s
Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 47.165s
Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 47.922s
Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 1m 48.169s
Kousuke Akiyoshi JPN LCR Honda 1m 48.367s
Damian Cudlin AUS Pramac Racing 1m 48.962s
Shinichi Ito JPN Honda Racing Team 1m 49.971s
Fastest practice time: Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 46.162s (FP3)
GP Jepang 2010 (3 Oktober) :
Pole position: Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 47.001s
Fastest race lap: Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha 1m 47.395s