MotoGP » Stoner claims Le Mans pole, Simoncelli close

Casey Stoner takes pole position for the French MotoGP at Le Mans, round four of the 2011 world championship.

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May 14, 2011 2:37 PM

Entertaining qualifying. The grid in its own right by manufacturer,rather than rider is worth noting.
Honda vs Honda. Yamaha vs Yamaha. Ducati vs Ducati.
Hats off to Cal,great effort. Of course most of the focus will be around Casey and Simmo right now.
The one thing that stands out is that Casey put in some huge laps on hard rubber.
Weather conditions and tire choice will be critical over race distance.
I really hope an idiotic 'banzai' charge does not spoil the race for any of the 17 riders and us spectators.

mohany - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 2:37 PM

WOW Lorenzo is bad loser he even hide his disaponted and he walk away when the camere on his face. This time last he was so happy when the Yamaha were fastest bike, but who develop that bike he was enjoying Rossi, and Rossi is gone, but Furusaa still there yep then Lorenzo cant give back the information that need it Mr Furusawa

lol - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 2:40 PM

Well this looks like more of a manufacturer thing. 4 Hondas, 4 Yamahas and 3 Ducs all lined up. Wish they would have like a Cup Challenge where they all rode the same bike and we could actually see who the best rider was

99er - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 2:48 PM

@mohany the 3rd grader. Dude who the fock would be happy to be slow? Show me any factory bike who isn't at the front row who doesn't look worried at the pace of the top 4.

Was Rossi celebrating his 9th spot? Dumb ass.

John - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 3:16 PM

What are the chances of a decent string of comments ever appearing on here? Only 8 comments and already it's full of infantile rubbish :(
For instance, what the hell has a poll on what Rossi can do in 80 seconds got to do with the qualifying??? PATHETIC!!!
I give up, I really do....

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