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Stoner pips Pedrosa to provisional pole

Stoner pips Pedrosa to provisional pole

Stoner pips Pedrosa to provisional pole

Casey Stoner clinched provisional pole position on Friday afternoon at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, beating World Champion Dani Pedrosa by just 0.002s on his penultimate late.

The session had been dominated by Pedrosa who steadily improved throughout the session until Stoner posted his best lap in the late stages of the session, to be the only Aprilia rider qualified on the front row of the provisional grid.

Pedrosa was followed by Honda factory colleagues Hectór Barberá and Hiroshi Aoyama, third and fourth fastest respectively.

Argentinean rider Sebastian Porto heads the second row of the provisional grid ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, Randy de Puniet and Yuki Takahashi, while Andrea Dovizioso, and Alex de Angelis – who suffered two crashes in the last third of the session, completed the top 10.

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