Stoner on Dutch Pole

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Updated: June 30, 2012

Casey Stoner put aside his massive practice crash to take pole position for the Dutch TT Assen, beating his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

The Aussie suffered a heavy crash in the Friday morning practice when he was caught out in a rain shower.

Although unhurt the reigning World Champion was off the pace at the start of qualifying, lacking compared to Pedrosa and Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo.

However, after the second brief break for rain it was all Stoner as the Aussie crossed the line with a 1:33.713 to beat Pedrosa by a tenth. Lorenzo was 0.288s off the pace.

01 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 1’33.713
02 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1’33.828 0.115
03 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1’34.001 0.288
04 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1’34.035 0.322
05 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1’34.486 0.773
06 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1’34.644 0.931
07 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1’34.698 0.985
08 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1’34.722 1.009
09 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 1’34.751 1.038
10 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1’35.057 1.344