Moto GP 2012 Portugal Qualifying Casey Stoner Secures Pole

Defending Champion Casey Stoner from Repsol Honda team had secured pole at Portugal grand prix 2012.His fastest lap was 1:37.188 with a top speed of 334.1 km/hr.his Average speed was 333.4 km/hr.

In second place was Dani pedrosa team mate of Casey Stoner with his fastest lap time of 1:37.201 and a time difference of 0.013 seconds.During Free practice 3 Dani Pedrosa was in 1 st place followed by Casey Stoner in second place with time difference of 0.012 seconds.The intense competition between the two team mates started in free practice 3 and continued in Qualifying practice this time with Casey Stoner in front.

Finished in third place was Cal Crutchlow from Monster Yamaha Tech 3 with his fastest lap time of 1:37.289 and a time difference of 0.101 seconds.

Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha Factory Racing team and closest competitor of Casey Stoner in 2011 and also in 2012 finished in fourth place with fastest lap time of 1:37.466 and a time difference of 0.278 seconds.

Ben Spies team mate of Jorge Lorenzo finished in fifth place with a time difference of 1:37.723 and a time difference of 0.535 seconds.

Valentino Rossi had settled for 9 th position with time difference of 0.871 seconds.

The fasest man on the track in terms of top speed was Hector Barbera with 335.9 km/hr top speed.He had competition for the spot of top speed from Casey Stoner in free practice session 3 but in Qualifying practice 3 he had no competition.

The CRT bikes managed a top position of 12 by over taking Ducati satellite bike rider Karel Abraham.