Stoner Takes Home Pole

Australian Casey Stoner took pole position in his home Moto GP this morning after suffering a nasty crash earlier in qualifying.

The Repsol Honda rider has recently returned from injury and looked in awesome form as his raced around the Phillip Island circuit in 1.29.623.

The two time world champion announced earlier in the year that this would be his last season in the sport.

World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was back in second and will win the championship for a second time if he finishes inside the top three.

His rival Dani Pedrosa will start in third with Briton Carl Clutchlow in fourth.

The greatest Moto GP rider in history Valentino Rossi will start from eighth in what will be one of his last rides for Ducati.

The Italian has endured a miserable two years with the outfit and will return to Yahama in 2013.

But the day belongs to Stoner who will be hoping to take a home victory in the early hours of Sunday morning.



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