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Australian MotoGP, Phillip Island - Qualifying

27 October 2012

Casey Stoner suffered a corner entry highside at the Honda hairpin after 20-minutes, while on his out lap with the harder rear tyre. Stoner was unhurt and back out on his spare bike within five minutes.

Yamaha's Ben Spies will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair shoulder injuries at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Local rider Kris McLaren has been drafted into the Avintia Blusens squad in place of the injured Yonny Hernandez this weekend.

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1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 29.623s
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 30.140s
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.575s
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.763s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 30.798s
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.200s
7. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 31.490s
8. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 31.661s
9. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 31.667s
10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 31.681s
11. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 31.910s
12. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 31.990s
13. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 32.231s
14. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 33.050s
15. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 33.069s
16. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 33.450s
17. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 33.489s
18. Roberto Rolfo ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 33.577s
19. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 34.156s

Outside 107%:
20. Kris McLaren AUS Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 36.324s


Fastest practice time:
Casey Stoner AUS Honda 1m 29.665s (FP3)

Official Phillip Island MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 28.665s (2008)
Fastest race lap:
Nicky Hayden USA Honda 1m 30.059s (2008)


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