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pole position

(in motor racing) the starting position on the inside of the front row, generally considered the best one
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CASEY Stoner underlined his MotoGP title credentials with a blistering lap to take pole position for today's San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.
He has secured back-to-back pole positions for the first time in 14 months to leave Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel in the shade at the Nurburgring.
He has yet to record a pole position in 2011 and is passed over even at 8-1 despite being only 0.
The German's two previous wins came from pole position.
Rossi, who has struggled at the Istanbul circuit in the past, said: "I'm very happy to have a pole position at this track which has never been one of my favourites.
Dalziel, who has two victories, three pole positions and three fastest race laps this season, now has his sights on another podium finish as the second half of the Championship gets under way at the Molson Indy Toronto on Saturday.
He said: "To get pole position has proved the true potential the car has been showing all season.
Abu Dhabi Team Abu Dhabi's Ahmad Al Hameli sealed the 2010 UIM F1 Pole Position Championship title, despite finishing fourth in yesterday's timed trials for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on a 2.
JORGE Lorenzo claimed a superb pole position at Sepang to set up what should be a maiden MotoGP title at today's Malaysian Grand Prix.