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Spanish MotoGP - Qualifying times

2 April 2011

Casey Stoner took his second pole in a row for Repsol Honda despite running on and dropping his RCV in the gravel at turn one on his last lap.

Team-mate Dani Pedrosa claimed second from Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo on his final lap.

Valentino Rossi, Hiroshi Aoyama, Ben Spies, Colin Edwards, Karel Abraham and Randy de Puniet all suffered lowside falls during the hour.

Pedrosa will undergo shoulder surgery early next week to try and cure his left-arm numbness.

Injured Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista has been replaced by John Hopkins for this event. Hopkins is making his first grand prix appearance since Valencia 2008.

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1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 38.757s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 38.915s
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 38.918s
4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 39.390s
5. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 39.486s
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 39.709s
7. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 39.892s
8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 39.895s
9. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 40.019s
10. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 40.168s
11. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 40.175s
12. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 40.185s
13. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 40.217s
14. John Hopkins USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 40.310s
15. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 40.523s
16. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 40.601s
17. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 41.114s


Fastest practice time:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 38.864s (FP3)

2010 Spanish Grand Prix (May 2):
Pole position:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 39.202s
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 39.731s (record)


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