Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Understanding the burkini ban

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US Treasury lashes out at EU tax probes

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Olympic Hangover: festive mood dampened by gloomy economy

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

British professor says 'no shame' in reading romance novels

Read more

Australian Casey Stoner takes pole

Latest update : 2009-04-12

Riding Ducati, Australian Casey Stoner dominated has claimed the pole position at tomorrow's opening Grand Prix in Qatar. The 2007 world champion will be followed by Italian Valentino Rossi with his teammate Jorge Lorenzo in third.

AFP - Australia's Casey Stoner, riding a Ducati, took pole position for Sunday's season-opening Qatar MotoGP after dominating qualifying here under the Losail desert floodlights.

World champion Valentino Rossi was second fastest with his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo in third place.

Stoner, the winner here for the last two years and the 2007 world champion, clocked 1min 55.286sec with Rossi 0.473sec behind and Lorenzo 0.497sec off the pace.

Italy's Andrea Dovizioso, on a Honda, was fourth quickest.

Stoner's Ducati teammate, former world champion Nicky Hayden of the United States suffered a nasty fall in the closing stages to mark his 100th grand prix in bruising style.
 

Date created : 2009-04-11

COMMENT(S)