US MotoGP: Top three riders
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MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo hails his qualifying pole lap at the Laguna Seca circuit as "almost perfect" ahead of the US Grand Prix in California.
Reigning champion Casey Stoner, who looked set to start on pole says he is "disappointed with not finishing on pole".
Spaniard Lorenzo snatched pole from Stoner with his final lap. Dani Pedrosa finished in third with British racer Cal Crutchlow qualifying fifth.
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