Stoner takes pole in Catalunya MotoGP

02 June 2012 02:17

World champion Casey Stoner will start on pole in Sunday's Catalunya motorcycling Grand Prix after the Honda rider posted the quickest time in qualifying at the Montmelo circuit on Saturday.

The Australian picked up the 40th pole of his career by edging Spain's Jorge Lorenzo by 0.146sec with Lorenzo's Yamaha teammate, Briton Cal Crutchlow, in third, at 0.253.