04/09/10 - 12:55
Finished
San Marino Grand Prix
LIVE
Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli • Qualification
avant-match

Qualification

Follow the Grand Prix San Marino live with Eurosport. This MotoGP race starts at 12:55 on 4 September 2010. Find race results, calendar, standings, scores and all of this season’s MotoGP fixtures.
Motorcycling fans can read breaking Motorcycling news, interviews, expert commentary and watch free replays. Don’t miss the upcoming Motorcycling events. Make Eurosport your go-to source for sports online from Motorcycling to football, tennis, snooker and more. Enjoy live streaming of this season’s top sports competitions.

    
30
Highlights 
 
 Remove
-

Join us tomorrow for live coverage of all three races - 125s, Moto2 and of course MotoGP.

0' 

Stoner then completes the front row while Spies is fifth, alongside Rossi ahead of him.

0' 

Rossi stays fourth while Lorenzo improves to 1:34.256 but stays second.

0'

Pedrosa with an even better lap-time of 1:33.948!! He's in P1...

2' 

The final laps coming up for the main men...

3' 

The Aussie improves but 1:34.397 keeps him third. Spies stays fifth after his latest effort.

4' 

Stoner is out for a final waltz.

5'

Pedrosa snatch provisional pole back from his Spanish countryman with 1:34.184.

6' 

Pedrosa catches up with Barbera as he approaches the end of a hot lap, which maybe forces him to slow a fraction. Spies still fifth despite recording a .472...

7' 

Rossi then on the second row if things stay as they are. His replacement for next year Spies will start alongside him in that case...

8' 

Still no Stoner on the circuit after that earlier crash.

9'

Lorenzo takes top spot with 1:34.371!

10' 

Hayden still 16th and runs wide.

12' 

Back comes Rossi on his next flying lap... and he goes P3 again! Pedrosa and Stoner leading the way with the Yamaha factory duo following ahead of Spies and Randy de Puniet.

13' 

Lorenzo is left in fifth... but takes that third spot for himself.

14' 

Rossi pushing from fifth and crosses the line to go third.

15' 

Spies comes in.

17' 

Spies again improves but stays third. Former world champion Hayden sitting in the garage - and currently second-to-bottom. Oh dear.

19' 

Spies improving all the time, although it is not enough yet to go P1 or P2.

20' 

Spies goes third with Edwards in the pits.

21' 

The front three are all pitted. Melandri fifth behind Rossi and still lapping.

22' 

Simoncelli improves from 13th to 12th - better from the wild-haired one.

23' 

Rossi looks for a front-row spot... but is only fourth after crossing in the 1:35s.

25'

Repsol Honda's Pedrosa leads the way now with 1:34.402.

27' 

And the Texan climbs into fifth above his compatriot and Tech 3 team-mate.

28' 

Stoner's mark, 1:34.457, compares with the following riders thus: Pedrosa .723, Lorenzo .884, Rossi .947. Spies and Edwards follow in the low 1:35s.

29' 

Lorenzo is heading for a first premier crown this season.

30' 

Stoner's time looking strong but will he get a chance to improve it in the second half of the session?

32' 

Nicky Hayden has a ridiculous zig-zagged shave line along the side of his head. He will race alongside Rossi at Ducati, the home team this weekend, next year.

33' 

Rossi is in the pits but re-emerging. He stands third behind Pedrosa and ahead of team-mate Lorenzo.

35' 

Spies looks tasty on this lap on the Tech 3, but loses pace when his back wheels lifts off. He stays sixth.

36' 

Melandri is doing well on his satellite bike in eighth. He's been as high as sixth.

37' 

He didn't race here last year due to that illness.

38' 

Stoner is okay and back in the garage explaining what happened to his team.

40'

STONER OFF THE BIKE! Stoner leans over too far on a slow corner and slides off the Ducati and into the gravel!

41'

Big lap from Stoner, who goes top of the list with 1:34.457.

42' 

Pedrosa and Marco Melandri, who is sixth, also come in for changes to their respective bikes.

43' 

Local rider Marco Simoncelli dead last at present. Capirossi is seventh and in the garage.

44' 

Pedrosa's time holding up and he has a quarter-of-a-second advantage on everyone else, although he cannot improve his mark.

46' 

Valentino Rossi slots into fourth behind Stoner.

48' 

Pedrosa improves still further to 1:34.723 but Lorenzo is quick on this lap... only enough for second.

49' 

Stoner second with Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Colin Edwards and Andrea Dovizioso following.

50' 

Hector Barbera, eighth fastest this morning, in the gravel! Dani Pedrosa goes top with 1:34.993.

51' 

Lorenzo back at the top with 1:35.321, only for Stoner to sneak back ahead of him with 1:35.004. We're getting to the point where the times won't be improved on each and every lap.

52' 

Stoner improves to 1:35.546.

53'

LORENZO HAS A WOBBLE! He does well to stay on the Fiat Yamaha bike as he gets out of shape. Blimey.

54'

Casey Stoner lays down 1:36.207 for P1 as the times continue to tumble.

56'

It doesn't last long, with Loris Capirossi recording 1:36.864 on his Suzuki.

57'

Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo with the first timesheet-leading time of 1:38.681.

58' 

All the title contenders are out early on the bikes for a first run here in Italy.

60'

The hour-long session begins in sunny conditions.

-

Welcome to coverage of qualifying for the San Marino MotoGP at Misano.