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Crutchlow third on the grid

Island resident Cal Crutchlow will start from third on the grid in Sunday’s opening MotoGP of the season in Qatar.

The Yamaha rider finished behind former world champion Jorge Lorenzo and reigning champion Casey Stoner in qualifying on Saturday.

Crutchlow recorded his best ever qualifying position, finishing only 0.167 seconds behind Stoner and 0.388 seconds behind leader Lorenzo.

Seven-time champion Valentino Rossi finished down in 12th with Ducati team-mate Nicky Hayden in fifth.

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