In the hour-long qualifying, Stoner recorded the best time of 2 minutes 02.020 seconds. He beat his closest rival since the three free practice, Marco Simoncelli, who just 0.188 seconds adrift, followed by the champion last year at Silverstone, Jorge Lorenzo, who complement the composition of riders who start from the front grid.Yamaha showed a promising performance. The reason, Lorenzo teammate, Ben Spies, managed to put himself in the order of four. He beat his teammate Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso, who one strip on the back.
Bad luck struck the host rider, Cal Crutchlow. MotoGP rookie, who appeared very consistent during free practice for always enter a position six, suffered an accident at the beginning of qualifying, which makes injury a broken left collarbone. Crutchlow certainly absent in the sixth series which took place at home.
Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi must accept the bitter truth. Ducati rider, who claimed to "blind" about the Silverstone circuit after last year's race did not come here - are in a period of recovery from a broken bone injury in the previous series at Mugello - slumped in the order of 13, because never get a good speed.
Simoncelli was the dominant
Qualifying session at Silverstone Circuit held below 18 degree Celsius temperatures, and warm conditions because the track relalif 36 degrees Celsius. Lorenzo, who last season won pole position and winning races here, was quick to note the best time and temporarily occupy the top positions.
But unlucky for Cal Crutchlow, who last year became the winner at Silverstone when it appeared in the arena WSBK. Tech 3 Yamaha rider, who was determined to present the results for the public good host, the accident at the Curve 2, so she was immediately taken to the circuit medical center. The British rider fell heavily and hit his left shoulder asphalt, so he's broken collarbone injury.
When the qualifications to enter the 15 th minute, Simoncelli stomping. Gresini Honda rider recorded a time of 2 minutes 03.438 seconds, beating the record time of Lorenzo (2 minutes 04.060 seconds). Not long ago, "Super Sic 'records back sharpening his time even though only 0.2 seconds better. Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi is still very difficult so can not penetrate the top 10.
Only 15 minutes later, Lorenzo returned to beat the record time Simoncelli. Spain's world champion was incised 2 minutes 02.611 seconds. Repsol Honda rider, Casey Stoner, who dominated the three free practice sessions, also began to show signs of revival, due in the first half of this qualification he was in second place, shifting Simoncelli.When qualifying remaining 17 minutes, Stoner penetrate the top position. 2007 world champion from Australia is incised 2 minutes 02.442 seconds, so the shift Lorenzo. Competition even more exciting, because the duo Yamaha, Lorenzo and Ben Spies, continue to threaten Stoner and Marco Simoncelli, who competing for three free practice.But three minutes later, Simoncelli back stomping. The spiky Italian, who won the French Grand Prix penalty for his illegal maneuver against Stoner's teammate, Dani Pedrosa - who make Pedrosa crashed and injured a broken right collarbone so it must be absent in Catalunya and Silverstone - poking again at the forefront. Former 250cc world champion recorded a best time of 2 minutes 02.389 seconds.
Meanwhile, Rossi was dropped in the ranking of 13 of the 15 riders who took part in the session to determine the start position. Ducati rider was adrift for more than 3 seconds over Simoncelli, while his team mate, Nicky Hayden, still struggling through the domination of Honda and Yamaha.
Stoner, who recorded three wins from five series of this 2011 season - including two recent victories - continue to improve the record time. Operating former Ducati rider is now reaping the remaining eight minutes of qualifying, because he beat Simoncelli with a time of 2 minutes 02.020 seconds. The composition of up to five minutes before qualifying finish was Stoner, Simoncelli, Lorenzo, Spies and teammate Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso. This lasted until the flag was unfurled completed qualifying mark.
British GP qualifying results
- Casey Stoner 2:02.020
- Marco Simoncelli +00,188
- Jorge Lorenzo +00,217
- Ben Spies +00,657
- Andrea Dovizioso +01,192
- Karel Abraham +02,131
- Nicky Hayden +02,284
- Colin Edwards +02,488
- Alvaro Bautista +02,500
- Randy de Puniet +02,569
- Hiroshi Aoyama +02,899
- Hector Barbera +03,144
- Valentino Rossi +03,761
- Toni Elias +03,842
- Loris Capirossi +04,236
- Cal Crutchlow +05,891