MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, a very warm welcome. It's the qualifying press conference, of course, for Round 12 for the MotoGP World Championship, Round 11 for Moto2 and the 125s. We're at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.
In pole position in the MotoGP class, he also leads the World Championship, of course the Australian, Casey Stoner, riding the Repsol Honda; seventh pole position of the season. Casey also chasing his seventh Grand Prix of the season and his third successive victory.
Alongside him in the front row, it's the Yamaha duo of Ben Spies, who was in pole position, of course, last year, and the World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, who won the race here two years ago.
In the Moto2 class, a typical Moto2 qualifying session. Checkered flag went out, Marc Marquez stole the pole position from Simone Corsi by 1000th of a second, and this is his fourth successive pole position.
While in the 125cc class, Nico Terol leads the World Championship. He's won here on two previous occasions and it is his sixth pole position of the season.
We come to the BMW M Award. As you would expect, Casey Stoner leads the way after 12 rounds; Casey Stoner now on 260. In second place, Jorge Lorenzo, but 59 points behind him on 201. And it's Marco Simoncelli actually in third place on 194.
We come to the Tissot Awards. Many thanks as always to Tissot, the official timekeepers of the MotoGP World Championship. I'm delighted that Bob Kevoian, local and national radio host for the last 25 years, the Bob & Tom radio show. Delighted to see him here. He's based in Indianapolis. He's going to make the presentations.
We'll start with the 125cc class, please, Bob, to Nico Terol. If you would like to come around, Nico. Thank you. (Applause)
MODERATOR: Congratulations to Nico Terol.
We come to the Moto2 Class. He's collecting Tissot watches over the last two years. He must have a shop back home in Spain. Ladies and gentlemen, Marc Marquez. (Applause)
Thank you, Marc.
On to the MotoGP class, ladies and gentlemen. Casey Stoner, as I say, leads the World Championship by 32 points. Once again, it's pole position for the Repsol Honda rider. Congratulations to Casey Stoner. (Applause)
MODERATOR: Many thanks to Bob, and we all do a picture at the end with the pole sitters. Thank you very much indeed. So we start the press conference.