Saturday, May 03, 2008

Edwards on pole with new track record - MotoGP China 2008

In the latest chapter of his surprise resurgence with the Tech 3 Yamaha team, Colin Edwards took pole position for the Pramac Grand Prix of China with a last-gasp lap of the Shanghai International Circuit.

Having previously been amongst the frontrunners in the practice sessions, Edwards smashed Valentino Rossi´s 2007 pole position record by nearly three tenths of a second with a lap of 1´58.139 in the final stages of the qualifying run. He was the only rider to do so, thus claiming pole position number three of his MotoGP career and his first since moving to the satellite Yamaha outfit.

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  1. C. EDWARDS USA Tech 3 Yamaha 1'58.139
  2. V. ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team + 0.355
  3. C. STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team + 0.452
  4. J. LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team + 0.572
  5. D. PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team + 0.716
  6. L. CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 0.802
  7. J. TOSELAND GBR Tech 3 Yamaha + 1.115
  8. C. VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 1.186
  9. R. DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP + 1.218
  10. N. HAYDEN USA Repsol Honda Team + 1.368
  11. A. DOVIZIOSO ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP + 1.420
  12. M. MELANDRI ITA Ducati Marlboro Team + 1.539
  13. S. NAKANO JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini + 1.577
  14. J. HOPKINS USA Kawasaki Racing Team + 1.601
  15. T. ELIAS SPA Alice Team + 1.794
  16. A. DE ANGELIS RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini + 2.177
  17. S. GUINTOLI FRA Alice Team + 2.621
  18. A. WEST AUS Kawasaki Racing Team + 2.699