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Second row for Stoner

Second row for Stoner

The Ducati Team rider qualified in fifth position for the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Casey Stoner had been consistently on the pace all weekend in race trim at Sepang but struggled to improve his pace on a softer tyre at the end of Saturday’s qualifying session. As such his best lap was only enough for a second row start in fifth place but the Australian is confident of making up positions tomorrow as he aims to build on back-to-back wins in the last two rounds.

Casey Stoner – 5th:

“I'm a little disappointed with the way qualifying went today. We made a little progress with the race setting on the harder tyre. We didn't get a lot of laps in but we are happy with the work we did on the bike and feel reasonably confident. When I went to use the softer compound to set a qualifying lap on we lost feeling completely. There was no traction on the rear yet it was still pushing the front at the same time. We couldn't do the lap time we wanted or even deserved but we know our pace is faster than a couple of the guys in front of us on the grid so we'll see if we can get past them in the race.”

Ducati Team press release

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MotoGP, 2010, SHELL ADVANCE MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Casey Stoner, Ducati Team

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