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Wed Jan 28 18:12:24 CAT 2015

Stoner takes pole for San Marino MotoGP

Sapa-AFP | 03 September, 2011 16:42
Honda MotoGP rider Stoner of Australia takes a curve during the third free practice session of the San Marino motorcycling Grand Prix at the Misano circuit
Honda MotoGP rider Casey Stoner of Australia takes a curve during the third free practice session of the San Marino motorcycling Grand Prix at the Misano circuit September 3, 2011
Image by: GIAMPIERO SPOSITO / REUTERS

World championship leader Casey Stoner will start from pole in Sunday’s San Marino MotoGP after recording the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday.

The Honda-riding Australian — who comes into the race on the back of his win in the United States last Sunday — will start ahead  of Yamaha’s defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo of Spain while another Spaniard and Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa is on third spot on the grid.

Stoner, world champion in 2007, leads Lorenzo by 44 points after 11 races.

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