Valentino Rossi to start from pole at Misano
Valentino Rossi to start from pole at Misano

The MotoGP qualifier followed the same script as yesterday. Valentino Rossi was the fastest again and will start from pole at Misano. Jorge Lorenzo once again set the fastest time, and soon Dani Pedrosa was in fourth position lurking. In the last bars, Pedrosa set the time it takes for him to start second on the grid. Lorenzo will be third.

Times have been noticeably faster than yesterday. Halfway through the qualifying session, the ten fastest were at 1:35, and the difference today was made by the four fastest who were the only ones who have stepped on 1:34. Speaking of the fastest four, Toni Elías was fourth, and will start three positions ahead of Álex de Angelis.

Álex de Angelis took advantage of the beginning of the session to get hooked on Jorge Lorenzo's wheel, and for a long time he was one of the three fastest of the session. And although it has dropped, we will have to be attentive to the San Marino because he looks quite comfortable and motivated at home.

Nicky Hayden seems to have returned to take out that claw that was seen in Indianapolis, and will start sixth, on the second row of the grid being the best of Ducati. Mika Kallio was eleventh, the Finn was very discreet.

Andrea Dovizioso set the eighth fastest time, and continued testing the Öhlins suspensions on the official Honda, while Pedrosa continued with the Showas. Although it may not be a determining factor for performance, as we must not forget that the Italian is in his first year of MotoGP and Misano is a bloody circuit that must get the point to ride on it.

Aléix Espargaró has once again had a good session with the Ducati. He will start fifteenth with a time almost two seconds slower than pole. For some time he has been the thirteenth fastest, but he has been seen rolling in regular and constant times. With a bit of luck and wisdom he can finish some position later tomorrow.

As a curious note, Aléix Espargaró was almost a second faster than Gabor Talmacsi, a more experienced and veteran rider than him, as well as taking a few more races in the category. And he will also go ahead of Niccolo Canepa, who has been sixteenth by just 30 hundredths.

1. Valentino Rossi 1: 34.338

2. Dani Pedrosa 1: 34.560

3. Jorge Lorenzo 1: 34.808

4. Toni Elias 1: 34.907

5. Colin Edwards 1: 35.184

6. Nicky Hayden 1: 35.223

7. Alex de Angelis 1: 35.343

8. Andrea Dovizioso 1: 35.492

9. Randy de Puniet 1: 35.554

10. Loris Capirossi 1: 35.561

11. Mika Kallio 1: 35.601

12. Marco Melandri 1: 35.785

13. Chris Vermeulen 1: 35.790

14. James Toseland 1: 36.070

15. Aleix Espargaro 1: 36.228

16. Niccolo Canepa 1: 36.264

17. Gabor Talmacsi 1: 37.091

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