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Edwards claims fourth spot in the grid, followed by Simoncelli, Hayden, Aoyama, Bautista, Rossi and Crutchlow to complete the top 10 in qualifying.

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Pedrosa is followed by Repsol Honda team-mates Stoner and Dovizioso.

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No further improvements on the final laps and Pedrosa claims pole position!

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The chequered flag is out and both Pedrosa and Stoner will have more flying lap to improve!

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Spies goes off at Turn 10! He hobbles off and he will be a doubt to race tomorrow.

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Stoner improves but it's not enough to knock Pedrosa off his perch! Just time for two more laps for the leaders!

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Pedrosa and Stoner look like they're going to toe-to-toe... but Dovizioso is also in the mix! Repsol Honda are dominating!

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Things hotting up as the session draws to a close....

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Pedrosa looks fast here... what's the Spaniard got? He goes top, a quarter of a second faster than Stoner as Edwards goes fourth!

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Stoner is having a new rear tyre put on his machine and we can maybe expect him to improve further now.

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Stoner reclaims top spot! The Aussie puts in a 2:01.732 to lay down the gauntlet to his rivals!

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Rossi has a quick turnaround and he's already back on track!

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And now Aoyama shunts Stoner into seventh. But the Australian is back out on track now and let's see what he can do.

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Dovizioso heads back to the garage before a final push for pole.

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Stoner drops back to sixth as Bautista trumps him. Barbera is back out on the track after some more physio in the garage.

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Rossi is off his bike! He slips off the side of his bike and he stalks off as stewards pick his bike up. The Italian gives a thumbs up though and he's okay.

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Stoner is still down in fifth... what can the newly-crowned champion conjure up in the final stages of this qualifying session?

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Under 20 minutes to go now and it's Dani Pedrosa who is currently going to claim pole for tomorrow's race.

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Pedrosa breaks the 2:01 bracket with a 2:01.938! That's still some way off Rossi's circuit record of 2:00.518, but it's still good enough to go top.

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Dovizioso beats his own best time and the Italian strengthens his lead at the top of the charts. The are still Honda riders.

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Pedrosa improves again to move into second place but it's still Dovizioso at the top of the timesheets so far.

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Stoner is pushing hard and goes second with 2:02:480 as Rossi, six-times winner here at Sepang, heads back to the garage.

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Hector Barbera is riding with a damaged collar bone this weekend and he must be in some real pain.

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Crutchlow has a bit of a moment and nearly flies off, but he does well to cling on!

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Valentino Rossi is currently in ninth with Edwards, Hayden and Bautista ahead of the Italian.

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Dovizioso, Simoncelli, Pedroso, Stoner and Aoyama occupy the top five positions at the moment.

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Stoner puts in his best time of the session to go into fourth spot.

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Pedrosa is ready to come back out of the Repsol Honda garage. That slide wasn't too serious.

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Dovizioso now takes over at the top of the timesheets with a 2:02.088.

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Pedrosa is off his bike in the final corner! He's okay though and he gets his bike started again before heading back to the pits.

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Dovizioso now sets the pace with a lap of 2:02.199.

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Simoncelli soon trumps Stoner with a 2:02.555 and that time is currently the benchmark.

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Stoner goes top of the charts as he makes up time on Simoncelli in the final split.

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Simoncelli is the first to get a time on the board - a 2:02.942 to sit on top of the pile.

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The sun is out and this session should be rain-free.

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Stoner is going for pole number 12 this season - but he has never won pole at this circuit.

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Here we go! We are green in Sepang and an hour of qualification awaits!

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With the championship wrapped up by Casey Stoner at Phillip Island last weekend and Jorge Lorenzo out injured after a crash in Australia, Pedrosa will be eyeing a race win this time out.

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Dani Pedrosa has caught the eye so far this weekend, the Spaniard pacing all three practice session ahead of qualifying.

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of qualifying for the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.