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Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli • Qualification
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So we are all done and dusted for qualifying. Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa. That is your top three for tomorrow. Pretty predictable in the end.

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A lap of 1:33.258 from Lorenzo. He stays second as Crutchlow takes a fall. He is not going to improve on his 12th spot in qualifying.

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Lorenzo making a late push for pole ahead of Stoner here. Going very nice as the clock ticks down.

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Stoner, Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Spies is up to fourth place with a lap of 1:33.954.

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Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa. Wouldn't bet on them finishing in that order before tomorrow's GP.

12'  

Lorenzo fighting back with a lap of 1:33.265. Stoner stills holds the upper hand as we head for the final 10 minutes.

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Stoner continues to burn up the track as lap of 1:33.138 enables him to extend his lead. Knocking on the door of a 1:32 lap.

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And there goes Stoner....1:33.495. The fastest lap of the weekend so far. Stoner into first place ahead of Lorenzo.

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British hope Crutchlow in eighth spot on 1:34.791 before Rossi comes in with a 1:34.827 to snag 10th spot.

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Stoner in getting his bike attended to before the peg is taking out of the clutch, and he is off to make this final push for pole position.

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Coming up to the zone where everybody will start to make the push. A lot of the riders back in to see their crews before making this final push for position.

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With 30 minutes left on the clock, the sparring continues. Stoner with a fastest lap so far of 1.34.051 leaves him in third place.

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Lorenzo continues to set the pace. Nicky Hayden down in 13th place on 1:35.428. He is looking a bit pensive.

37' 

Remember a 44-point lead for Stoner in the Championship over Jorge Lorenzo. Here are the latest standings in the Championship.

40'  

Stoner yet to make his move. He is 0.575 down on the leader Lorenzo, who is out in front with the fastest lap of the day being his 1.33.716.

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No changes at the top. Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Stoner, Spies, Dovizioso and De Punier the top six, but expect that to change as the clock ticks down.

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A few problems with the softer tyres as Bautista suffers a wobble on a bend.

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Lorenzo goes faster with a 1:33.982. He is the fastest man so far. Expect the fireworks to begin with 20 minutes or so to go.

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De Puniet comes in with a lap of 1:35.142. Him and Lorenzo setting the early pace, but we are waiting for Stoner to come up with the goods. Or Pedrosa, who has posted a lap of 1:34.769.

56' 

Lorenzo posts an early lap of 1:35.872 to set the early marker.

12.55 

So we are underway in this hour or so of qualifying to determine the places for tomorrow's big race.

12.45 

Here is the full calendar for the season with five GPs left after this race.

12.30 

Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of qualifying for the San Marino GP at Misano. We are off and running around 12.55. Can Casey Stoner get himself on pole? That is the question many of you will be asking.