Valentino Rossi takes Italian Grand Prix pole
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Former seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi set a new lap record Saturday as he stormed to the pole position for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello with a time of one minute 48.13 seconds. This is the 50th pole of his career.
MotoGP championship leader Valentino Rossi's bid to win his seventh consecutive Italian Grand Prix was boosted when he took pole position for Mugello Sunday's race.
Italian Rossi, winner of the preceding races in
Australian world champion Casey Stoner of
American duo Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden, on a Yamaha and Honda respectively, join him on the second row.
Rossi's team mate Jorge Lorenzo, who shares second place in the standings with his Spanish compatriot Pedrosa, is back in seventh place on the grid.
In the 125cc class,
Italian MotoGP qualification result from
1. Valentino Rossi (
2. Dani Pedrosa (
3. Loris Capirossi (
4. Casey Stoner (
5. Colin Edwards (
6. Nicky Hayden (
7. Jorge Lorenzo (
8. James Toseland (
9. Shinya Nakano (
10. Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Honda 1:49.145
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