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Thanks for joining us here on Eurosport for the qualification for the German Moto GP, be sure to come back tomorrow for the race

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So it's Stoner, Pedrosa and Lorenzo on the front row tomorrow, and Simoncelli, Spies and Dovizioso behind them

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Stoner finishes first and is quicker than last years pole by nearly two tenths of a second

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As the riders go round their final laps, Lorenzo moves up into third whereas Valentino Rossi is way down in second last

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Stoner equals his best time and it looks like he'll definitely be on pole, whilst Barbera and Hayden exchange unpleasantries

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Ben Spies has found some good rhtythm and moves up into fifth

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Crutchlow's Yamaha is an absolute mess but he has walked away and looks okay for now

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Crutchlow goes off at the bottom of the hill, he looks in some serious discomfort down there and his bike looks even worse

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Abraham went off at serious speed there but he looks like he will be fine, he's working away

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Crash for Karel Abraham as he rolls off into the gravel and he is furious as he hammers the ground with his fists

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Hayden improves as well as he gets into sixth place

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Stoner gets incredibly close to the astroturf but it works well as he improves on his time and extends his lead

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Lorenzo heads back into the pits for a change of tyres

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Colin Edwards also improves as he goes into tenth spot

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Crutchlow improves again as he moves up to ninth place

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Constant changes at the top now as Pedrosa goes round quickly again and moves up to second

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Hayden slightly improves and goes up one spot to seventh

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It's now a Honda front three

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Things getting incredibly tight now as Pedrosa moves up into third

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Simoncelli with a cracking lap there, not quite as quick as Stoner's but he does move into second

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rossi dropping all the way back to fourteenth and will be becoming very frustrated

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Just three tenths of a second seperates first and third

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Stoner on an incredibly quick one and does indeed go first, the first man to go sub 1.22

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Bautista rolls off at the top corner into the gravel, it's not quite a crash and he's stragith back on the track

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He doesn't make it, he does improve his time though and really tightens up the top three

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Dovizioso is on a very quick one as he looks like he might take first place

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Rossi's Ducati is in the pits having some work done, he's disappointingly down in twelfth

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Crutchlow performing well seen as he's never been to this track before

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Cal Crutchlow looking like he's having a quick lap and he does indeed improve heavily, moving up to tenth

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De Puniet up to seventh in fact

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De Puniet is the first mover up the leaderboard for a while as he gets up to eighth spot

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Elias heading round but is really struggling way back in 16th place, it doesn't look like he'll improve on that any time soon

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A lot of teams working on things in the pits as they seem to be sorting things out for tomorrow rather than pushing too hard today

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Simoncelli looks like he might have peaked for the day as he is struggling to get near his best time

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Stoner does something similar as he does his two quickest sectors of the race before losing a lot of time in the final one

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Unfortunately not as his last sector is a bit of a shocker and he can't improve

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Looks like Lorenzo might be improving on his time as he goes round the first sector in incredibly quick time

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Hayden improves on his time slightly and moves up to seventh

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Abraham is back in the pits, he is back in 11th but only one second behind first place

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His next lap looks like it's going to be slightly slower than the one that took him to the top

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Lorenzo puts in a fantastic lap and goes right to the top of the leaderboard with a 1.22.164

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Simoncelli back on the track now trying to stretch his lead

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Lorenzo does make some headway as he gets ahead of Pedrosa into fourth place

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Not much change on the leaderboard at the moment as De Puniet and Bautista head round but can't improve on their times

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Simoncelli back in the pits now, clearly confident with his first placed time at the moment

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Spies looks like he's going to produce a great lap here, looking to improve on sixth place

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Most of the riders going back to the pits now to reasses things.

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Dovizioso has gone second - he is looking fast out there -- only 0.048 off Simoncelli.

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Simoncelli now fastest with a 1:22.217 lap - almost his best time of the weekend.

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10 minutes in and it is 1. Stoner, 2. Lorenzo, 3. Dovizioso, 4. Simoncelli, 5. Pedrosa.

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Karel Abraham has skidded off but he should walk away from that crash okay.

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Casey Stone now leads with a 1:22.353 that is already better than his best lap this morning.

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The lead changing second all-the-time as the first paced laps take place. Simoncelli with the best early effort so far of 1:22.781

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If you look at the bookmaker odds this should be a tight session. Stoner is favourite from Lorenzo but plenty of people fancy Simoncelli and Pedrosa too.

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The hour session has just begun....as the bikes make their way out of the paddock.

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage from Sachsenring as qualification for the German GP takes place.