Dani Pedrosa secures pole position after finishing top in the qualifying session for Sunday's French MotoGP in Le Mans.
The Spaniard clocks a time of one minute, 33.638 seconds to finish above current champion Casey Stoner.
Pedrosa says he is pleased to be on pole but will now turn his focus to Sunday's race.
Australian Stoner, who announced he will be retiring from MotoGP at the end of the season at the pre-race news conference, is frustrated with his qualifying and the lack of a chance to ride a "clean" lap.
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