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Rossi on pole for Czech crunch clash

Rossi on pole for Czech crunch clash

Rossi on pole for Czech crunch clash

Valentino Rossi set the stage for an epic race at the Brno Circuit, taking pole position with a late surge in the dying stages of the qualifying session. The Camel Yamaha rider, fastest in practice this morning, cut 1.3 seconds off the 2005 pole time.

Second place went to Loris Capirossi, who had looked to be on course for the first spot on the grid having broken the 1'57 barrier, followed by Kenny Roberts Jr on the front row. Nicky Hayden, Shinya Nakano and Toni Elias rounded off the top six, with the third row comprising of John Hopkins, Colin Edwards and Dani Pedrosa, less than a second off Rossi's time.

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1. Valentino Rossi - Camel Yamaha 1'56.191
2. Loris Capirossi - Ducati Marlboro 1'56.441
3. Kenny Roberts jr. - Team Roberts 1'56.603
4. Nicky Hayden - Repsol Honda 1'56.694
5. Shinya Nakano - Kawasaki Racing 1'56.770
6. Toni Elías - Fortuna Honda 1'56.875
7. John Hopkins - Rizla Suzuki 1'56.913
8. Colin Edwards - Camel Yamaha 1'56.967
9. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda 1'57.139
10. Randy de Puniet - Kawasaki Racing 1'57.185


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