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Stoner happy to continue strong qualifying sequence

Stoner happy to continue strong qualifying sequence

Casey Stoner today continued his run of being on the front two rows for every race this season, and would have had his first pole as a Ducati rider had Colin Edwards not ripped it from his grasp by just 0.094s in the final seconds of qualifying at Le Mans.

Casey Stoner today continued his run of being on the front two rows for every race this season, and would have had his first pole as a Ducati rider had Colin Edwards not ripped it from his grasp by just 0.094s in the final seconds of qualifying at Le Mans.

The young Australian settled for second knowing that his only previous start from that position this season led to one of his three victories so far in 2007, in Qatar.

If the Bridgestone equipped Ducati Marlboro rider can repeat that performance it would be the first non Michelin victory in the premier-class race at the French Grand Prix for 15 years.

The current World Championship leader was happy with his qualifying time and even admitted making a slight error on the lap which secured him second place on the grid for tomorrow's race. He explained: "I was almost five tenths up on T3 and then going into T4 and the last two turns I ran wide and up over the rumble strip and just completely messed it up so I'm pretty happy just to end up where I was and keep the time that I did."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Casey Stoner

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