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Lorenzo on pole at Sepang

Pramac Ducati's Hector Barbera again made good use of a tow to be the top Ducati rider in seventh place (+0.960s), with Honda LCR rookie Stefan Bradl the first rider outside one-second of pole.

Nicky Hayden led the factory Ducati challenge in ninth (+1.192s) on another tough weekend for the team, with team-mate Valentino Rossi only eleventh (+1.449s), the positions and time difference signally no relative improvement since winter testing at the track.

Starting between the factory Desmosedicis will be Alvaro Bautista, who missed the end of the session after falling from his Gresini Honda.

Aleix Espargaro held off Aspar team-mate Randy de Puniet by over half a second to be the leading CRT rider, with both lapping quicker than Karel Abraham's Cardion AB Ducati.

Avintia's Yonny Hernandez, who dislocated his collarbone last Sunday in Japan, has withdrawn from the remainder of the Malaysian weekend due to pain from his injury.

Qualifying:

1. Jorge Lorenzo
2. Dani Pedrosa
3. Andrea Dovizioso
4. Casey Stoner
5. Cal Crutchlow
6. Ben Spies
7. Hector Barbera
8. Stefan Bradl
9. Nicky Hayden
10. Alvaro Bautista
11. Valentino Rossi
12. Aleix Espargaro
13. Randy De Puniet
14. Karel Abraham
15. Michele Pirro
16. James Ellison
17. Danilo Petrucci
18. Colin Edwards
19. Roberto Rolfo
20. Ivan Silva




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danny powell - Unregistered

October 20, 2012 8:44 AM

dayne did you even watch qf danny rear end was all over the place even on friday aswell he said he had a lot of viebration in the rear.go to google and type in eye opening race simulation in sepang by lorenzo in winter testing and then you wont be so shaw danny will win.go get that little pocket rocket lorenzo lad

danny powell - Unregistered

October 20, 2012 8:31 AM

just looked at the lap runs between dani and jorge and the near a nof the same.danny complaining abount chatter i go for a lorenzo win tomorrow these big wide tracks always seem to suit the yamaha great.



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