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PEDROSA IS ON POLE! Dani Pedrosa is on pole position for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, and he holds off Lorenzo, Barbera, Hayden, Stoner, Crutchlow, Dovizioso, Bradl, Spies and Rossi. Be sure to join us for the race tomorrow, and thanks for joining us!

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The flag is out, and Pedrosa is looking extremely quick on his final lap as he looks to consolidate top spot - can anyone stop him?

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Pedrosa goes quickest! He posta a 1:47.365 and now he is leading once more!

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Barbera is pushing very hard, and Stoner is desperately forcing his way round the track.

6' 

Lorenzo heads into the pits once more, and Hayden finally gets back on his bike as he heads back out for more!

8' 

Lorenzo remains fastest in the final 10 minutes with his 1.47: 423 and he is managing to keep Pedrosa in second.

10'

Crutchlow is off! He flies off his Monster Yamaha and wrecks his leathers with a fall into the dust, and he has to be taken away on the back of a new bike.

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Barbera produces a stunning lap to move third fastest, and he barges Pedrosa down to fourth with an inspired effort!

14' 

Stoner remains in eighth, and he is desperately pushing for a quick lap with Barbera thriving.

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Hayden senses that he can usurp Spies now, and he is +0.391 as he pushes hard on his current lap.

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Spies goes off! He slides off his bike while pushing for pole with a fast lap, and he remains in fourth as he trudges off.

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Rossi is in 10th place as he is +0.759 and he is holding out for a very quick lap late on.

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Crutchlow attempts a quick lap before pitting, while Pedrosa also heads in.

24' 

Bradl pushes hard in an attempt to close the 0.4 gap, and he's really aggressive now.

26' 

Bautista pits, as does Stoner and Espargaro. Things are beginning to get tense now!

28' 

Crutchlow continues to impress on his Monster Yamaha, and he is on another fast lap now.

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Ben Spies is fourth fastest at the moment, 0.315 off the pace with Pedrosa still third quickest.

32' 

De Puniet is down in 12th with Espargaro in 13th, two seconds off the pace.

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After Dovizioso in fifth, we have Hayden, Stoner, Barbera, Bradl and Rossi.

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Valentino Rossi is down in 10th place, from Bautista, as he pushes hard in a bid to improve.

38' 

Pedrosa is +0.304 as he looks to put Lorenzo under pressure, and the Spaniard is battling away tirelessly.

40' 

Crutchlow goes second quickest with a brilliant lap, and he is just behind Lorenzo now.

42' 

Hayden is fourth fastest in his Ducati, and Barbera is now down in fifth after failing to build on his initial quick lap.

44' 

Lorenzo goes fastest once more with a lap time of 1:47.834 and he begins to step it up once more.

46' 

Dovisioso is pushing very hard on his latest lap, and he looks to close the gap on Lorenzo.

48' 

Pedrosa goes fastest with a 1:48.138 and he tops the timesheet for Repsol Honda.

50' 

Dovizioso is now +0.293 off the pace as he looks to make an early impact in this session.

52' 

Pedrosa is pushing exceptionally hard now as he flies round once more, and he could trouble Lorenzo early on.

54' 

Lorenzo posts a 1:48.197 and he leads from Barbera early on. Can anyone stop him?

56' 

Dovizioso is pushing hard as he flies out of the traps, and he will be desperate for a big performance in this qualifying session.

58' 

Lorenzo is flying already as he begins to ease himself into the session. He is certainly the man to beat in Italy.

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We are underway in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. This should be quite a session!

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Lorenzo completed a clean sweep of Mugello MotoGP practice sessions with another blistering performance on Saturday morning.

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Welcome to LIVE coverage of the qualifying session of MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.