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2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Bram, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    An agreement has been reached that ensures the Circuito de Jerez will play host to the Grand Prix of Spain again in 2012. Continued negotiations will aim to ensure the inclusion of the event on the MotoGP calendar for a further four years, as is desired and anticipated by all parties concerned.

    The popular Spanish venue traditionally marks the first European GP on the calendar, and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta is pleased to have arrived at an agreement with the city of Jerez for the upcoming season. "We are delighted to confirm that the 2012 Grand Prix of Spain will be held at the Circuito de Jerez, a very special locale for the MotoGP World Championship.”

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  2. Good track to racing bikes around & the Spanish always flock to races which makes for a brilliant atmosphere.
     
  3. DR3D9

    DR3D9
    Banned on request @Simberia

    i love the last half of this track. excluding profit the usa corp shouldnt have 2 races, the people here dont appreciate it enough to deserve it. is there a catalunya track anywhere for the simbin race series? got motegi last week from nogrip.
     
  4. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    I think Catalunya 2004 is default GTR2 track, so it's legal in Race series as well, should be around.
     
  5. Jorge Lorenzo leads first session

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
    MotoGP
    31 January 2012 09:23

    Jorge Lorenzo might not have ridden a MotoGP bike since October 16, but he returned to action in impressive fashion today to top the opening day timesheets at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia.
    The Spaniard was back on board a MotoGP bike for the first time since his 2011 campaign was ended prematurely when he lost 8mm off the tip of his wedding ring finger following a high speed fall in the warm-up session for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
    The 2010 MotoGP world champion didn’t look at all ring rusty as he logged a best time of 2.01.657 on only his third outing on Yamaha’s new factory YZR-M1 1000cc machine.
    That beat fellow Spaniard and Repsol Honda rival Dani Pedrosa by 0.346s as the opening day of 2012 winter testing belonged to Yamaha, with British rider Cal Crutchlow finishing in an impressive third place on only his second outing on the new 1000cc YZR-M1.
    The Coventry rider clocked a best time of 2.02.221 in his 32-lap run today to finish 0.564s behind Lorenzo.
    Ben Spies was fourth quickest having finished just a fraction behind Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Crutchlow.
    Valentino Rossi’s much anticipated debut on the radical new Ducati GP12 was an encouraging one, the Italian setting a best time of 2.02.392 to finish fifth fastest.
    Rossi completed 43 laps on the new Desmosedici, which features major engine and chassis changes for 2012 to try and help the nine-times world champion bounce back from a nightmare 2011.
    His best lap left him 0.735s behind Lorenzo’s pace but he was less than 0.4s away from Pedrosa in second.
    The big surprise of the day was the woefully slow pace of the three CRT machines taking part in the Malaysia test.
    Colin Edwards completed 21-laps on the Suter/BMW but his best time of 2.08.240 was a massive 6.583s back of Lorenzo.
    The BQR-FTR Kawasaki was much slower with Jordi Torries lapping at a best pace of 2.10.671 to finish 9.014s off the pace, while Ivan Silva clocked a 2.11.267.
    Today’s action didn’t commence until over 75 minutes after the track opened at 10am, with the track littered with damp patches after heavy overnight rain.

    1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing 2:01.657 - - 30 laps
    2 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 2:02.003 +0.346 +0.346 44 laps
    3 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha Tech 3 2:02.221 +0.218 +0.564 27 laps
    4 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing 2:02.234 +0.013 +0.577 28 laps
    5 Valentino Rossi Ducati Team 2:02.727 +0.493 +1.070 31 laps
    6 Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha Tech 3 2:02.751 +0.024 +1.094 20 laps
    7 Hector Barbera Pramac Racing Team 2:02.773 +0.022 +1.116 35 laps
    8 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha Factory 2:02.829 +0.056 +1.172 29 laps
    9 Alvaro Bautista Honda Gresini 2:02.939 +0.110 +1.282 36 laps
    10 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 2:03.668 +0.729 +2.011 38 laps
    11 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing 2:03.781 +0.113 +2.124 36 laps
    12 Nicky Hayden Ducati Team 2:03.969 +0.188 +2.312 23 laps
    13 Franco Bataini Ducati Team 2:04.986 +1.017 +3.329 26 laps
    14 Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team 2:07.163 +2.177 +5.506 4 laps
    15 Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2:08.240 +1.077 +6.583 18 laps
    16 Ivan Silva Avintia Racing 2:11.267 +3.027 +9.610 12 laps
    17 Jordi Torres Avintia Racing 2:12.652 +1.385 +10.995 33 laps

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  6. Sepang test: Stoner leads day two

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
    MotoGP
    01 February 2012 09:38

    MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner took to the Sepang circuit for the first time today after a back problem forced him to sit out yesterday's session, and immediately inserted his dominance by setting the fastest time of the test.
    The Aussie posted a best time of 2:00.895 over a 23 lap run, 0.762secs faster than yesterday's fastest time set by Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo was faster than the previous day, but it was only good enough for third fastest, behind team-mate Ben Spies in second place.
    Brit Cal Crutchlow continued his impressive form, setting the fifth fastest time of 2:01.565, 0.656secs quicker than yesterday. Crutchlow's new team-mate Andrea Dovizioso set the ninth fastest time behind San Carlo Honda rider Alvaro Bautista.
    Aspar Ducati rider Hector Barbera finished the day as the fastest Ducati in sixth place, ahead of Valentino Rossi in seventh.
    Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl finished in 11th place onboard his new LCR Honda despite crashing during the session.
    Colin Edwards again finished top of the CRT bikes, with a time of 2:05.603, ahead of Ivan Silva, Jordi Torres, and Robertino Pietri.

    1 Casey Stoner 2:00.895 29 laps
    2 Ben Spies 2:01.052 +0.157 +0.157 37 laps
    3 Jorge Lorenzo 2:01.068 +0.016 +0.173 40 laps
    4 Dani Pedrosa 2:01.508 +0.440 +0.613 35 laps
    5 Cal Crutchlow 2:01.565 +0.057 +0.670 42 laps
    6 Hector Barbera 2:01.788 +0.223 +0.893 50 laps
    7 Valentino Rossi 2:01.886 +0.098 +0.991 44 laps
    8 Alvaro Bautista 2:01.933 +0.047 +1.038 46 laps
    9 Andrea Dovizioso 2:02.160 +0.227 +1.265 42 laps
    10 Nicky Hayden 2:02.354 +0.194 +1.459 41 laps
    11 Stefan Bradl 2:02.414 +0.060 +1.519 41 laps
    12 Karel Abraham 2:02.598 +0.184 +1.703 66 laps
    13 Katsuyuki Nakasuga 2:02.941 +0.343 +2.046 40 laps
    14 Franco Battaini 2:04.311 +1.370 +3.416 38 laps
    15 Colin Edwards 2:05.603 +1.292 +4.708 37 laps
    16 Ivan Silva 2:10.297 +4.694 +9.402 16 laps
    17 Jordi Torres 2:11.893 +1.596 +10.998 2 laps
    18 Robertino Pietri 2:12.546 +0.653 +11.651 5 laps

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  7. Stoner ends first pre-season test on top

    By Liam Marsden - mcn
    MotoGP
    02 February 2012 10:08

    Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner ended the first pre-season test in Sepang at the top of the timesheets, despite torrential rain bringing the final day to a close 40 minutes earlier than planned.
    Stoner was the only rider to dip under the two minute mark, posting a fastest lap of 1:59.607 on only his second of 21 laps aboard the new 1000cc Honda RC213V.
    2010 MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo continued his impressive comeback after losing the tip of his wedding ring finger at Phillip Island in October. Before this test the Spaniard had not ridden a MotoGP bike since the accident on October 16.
    Dani Pedrosa finished the test in third, ahead of Yamaha rider Ben Spies in fourth.
    Factory Ducati rider Valentino Rossi finished the test as top Ducati with the fifth fastest time, just ahead of Pramac Ducati rider Hector Barbera in sixth.
    Brit Cal Crutchlow completed 26 laps on the final day, posting the seventh fastest time and staying ahead of new team-mate and former factory Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso in eighth.
    Texan Colin Edwards finished the test as the top CRT rider onboard his NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter BMW. Edwards' time of 2:04.722 was 5.115 slower than Stoner's best time.

    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 59.607s (Lap 2/18)
    2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 0.198s (18/35)
    3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 2m 0.256s (3/24)
    4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 0.495s (15/16)
    5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 2m 0.824s (11/38)
    6. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 2m 0.929s (6/34)
    7. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.108s (2/24)
    8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 1.257s (10/40)
    9. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 1.384s (8/31)
    10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 2m 1.729s (8/19)
    11. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda 2m 1.894s (6/38)
    12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 2.218s (5/32)
    13. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Test Rider 2m 2.334s (2/27)
    14. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Test Rider 2m 3.033s (9/34)
    15. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 4.722s (18/34)
    16. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 8.225s (26/38)
    17. Robertino Pietri VEN Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 9.640s (10/16)
    18. Jordi Torres ESP Avintia Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 10.184s (16/29)
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  8. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    I bet it is a special feeling to start the season-testing on that track.
     
  9. Spies tops rain hindered day two at Sepang

    1 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing 2:01.285 - 35 Laps
    2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing 2:01.293 - 26 Laps
    3 Andrea Dovizioso Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.522 - 18 Laps
    4 Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2:01.695 - 22 Laps
    5 Nicky Hayden Ducati Team 2:01.748 - 39 Laps
    6 Hector Barbera Pramac Racing Team 2:01.989 - 26 Laps
    7 Valentino Rossi Ducati Team 2:02.130 - 18 Laps
    8 Franco Battaini Cardion AB Motoracing 2:03.566 - 20 Laps
    9 Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2:05.816 - 14 Laps
    10 Ivan Silva Avintia Racing 2:07.532 - 39 Laps
    11 Yonny Hernandez Avintia Racing 2:08.213 - 26 Laps
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  10. Ducati to charge for the title?? :/ I'm not 100% sure :confused:
    Looking forward to the next season... (=
     
  11. Ducati look great in SBK but they have zero chance in MotoGP. It'll be a Honda vs Yamaha season once more.

    Stoner fastest today, 4 tenths quicker than Lorenzo with Pedrosa third fastest.
     
  12. Nicky Hayden quickest during rain-hit second day

    By Matthew Birt - MCN
    MotoGP

    Nicky Hayden took advantage of the best conditions on a rain-hit second day of MotoGP testing at Jerez to set the fastest time on board the new factory Ducati GP12.
    After heavy rain and gusting winds had dominated the majority of the day, the track had almost completely dried in the final 30 minutes when the American posted a best time of 1.40.755 to finish ahead of Karel Abraham and Ben Spies.
    The 2006 world champion though admitted he would have liked to have been faster in the wet conditions having struggled to find a comfortable feeling with the new GP12 1000cc that he had with last year’s 800cc factory Desmosedici.
    He told MCN: “It was the first time I’ve ridden this bike in the wet and the feeling didn’t come as quickly as I’d hoped. I can’t get the extra power to the ground both in acceleration and corner entry.
    "I just didn’t have enough stability on the rear. I’m not going to lie but last year I prayed a lot for the rain a few times, especially in Valencia when it was really raining hard, I was probably the fastest guy.
    "Today the lap time didn’t come like last year’s bike in the rain. It feels like we are better in the dry but not as good in the rain.”

    Hayden though was relieved to try the new GP12 in the wet for the first time and he added: “Luckily I got a chance to ride in the rain because we didn’t go out in Malaysia with me not being completely fit.
    "I’m no weather expert but with 18 races I’ve got a pretty good idea we will have to race or qualify in the rain. We had to change a few things and we’ve still got some work to do in the rain to get some more rear traction on corner entry and exit.
    "But we did find some improvements and I went out at the end because the track dried up pretty decent and I did two exits to try and get some direction for tomorrow. I matched my lap time from yesterday so hopefully we have found something.”
    Several riders didn’t bother to ride in the closing stages of the session when the track was dry apart from a few damp patches.

    Dani Pedrosa was fastest in the wet conditions with a 1.49.822 but the Spaniard didn’t ride when the track improved. Jorge Lorenzo, Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso, Stefan Bradl, Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi also opted not to return to the track after testing in the rain.
    Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Crutchlow was fifth fastest in the wet with a best time of 1.51.127 but he slipped to 14th on the leaderboard by opting not to ride in the dry.
    He said: “I’ve never ridden the 1000 in the rain so it was important to get a few laps under my belt today. I only did 16-laps though because it is pointless taking too many risks with the first race so close.
    "The surface wasn’t actually completely wet when I was out because this track dries so quickly but the first impression of the bike in the wet is really positive. With the extra power it is challenging to ride but I don’t think more difficult than the 800.
    "Our chassis is quite similar to the 800, so it felt similar but the 1000 bike is definitely a handful. It is a handful to ride in the dry, so it is the same in the wet but I enjoyed it. The big positive today is I only used one set of rain tyres and I think some of the others used three.
    "I think if I had put in a new tyre I could have been fastest in the rain. Hopefully the weather is much better tomorrow because I’ve got a few things to try. I was fast yesterday without trying the new Bridgestone front tyres, so I think there is some time to be gained with those."

    1 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team 1:40.755 - - 40
    2 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing 1:41.661 +0.906 +0.906 39
    3 Ben SPIES Yamaha Factory Racing 1:41.726 +0.065 +0.971 26
    4 Alvaro BAUTISTA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1:42.711 +0.985 +1.956 27
    5 Hector BARBERA Pramac Racing Team 1:43.288 +0.577 +2.533 35
    6 Ivan SILVA Avintia Racing MotoGP 1:43.613 +0.325 +2.858 37
    7 Franco BATTAINI Ducati Team 1:44.264 +0.651 +3.509 48
    8 Michele PIRRO San Carlo Honda Gresini 1:44.761 +0.497 +4.006 9
    9 James ELLISON Paul Bird Motorsport 1:44.969 +0.208 +4.214 30
    10 Danilo PETRUCCI Came Iodaracing Project 1:45.336 +0.367 +4.581 24
    11 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:47.968 +2.632 +7.213 26
    12 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 1:49.822 +1.854 +9.067 25
    13 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing 1:50.088 +0.266 +9.333 28
    14 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:51.127 +1.039 +10.372 15
    15 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:51.702 +0.575 +10.947 16
    16 Mattia PASINI Speed Master 1:51.772 +0.070 +11.017 12
    17 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda 1:51.778 +0.006 +11.023 23
    18 Casey STONER Repsol Honda Team 1:51.856 +0.078 +11.101 3
    19 Valentino ROSSI Ducati Team 1:51.910 +0.054 +11.155 18
    20 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar 1:52.397 +0.487 +11.642 8
    21 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar 1:57.718 +5.321 +16.963 8
    22 Yonny HERNANDEZ Avintia Racing MotoGP -.--- - - 0

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  13. Casey Stoner ends pre-season testing on top

    By Matthew Birt - MCN
    MotoGP

    Reigning world champion Casey Stoner’s domination of winter testing was complete today when he topped the timesheets at the end of the final pre-season session in Jerez
    A lap of 1.38.780 in the final 10 minutes moved the Australian 0.173s clear of factory Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo, who had led the leaderboard for the most of the final day.
    Today’s result ensured Stoner has finished fastest in all three test sessions staged in 2012 to cement his status as overwhelming favourite to capture the inaugural 1000cc MotoGP crown.
    Lorenzo though proved why he is likely to once again provide the toughest opposition after he finished with a best time of 1.38.953. His schedule today included a race simulation, which was impressively consistent throughout and the Spaniard lapped constantly in the low 1.40 bracket with a best lap of 1.39.952.
    Stoner’s Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa was third quickest and 0.377s behind the former Ducati rider, while Ben Spies showed Yamaha’s YZR-M1 machine is a competitive force with a 1.39.495 securing him fourth.

    British rider Cal Crutchlow’s sensational testing form continued and the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider was fifth quickest for the second test in succession. He finished top non-factory rider again with a best time of 1.39.585 putting him 0.805s behind Stoner.
    The Coventry rider though was ahead of Valentino Rossi, who recovered from outside of the top 10 with just over an hour to go when he set a 1.39.733 to leap into sixth on the new Ducati GP12.
    He was the best Ducati with Nicky Hayden in eighth.
    Randy de Puniet was the fastest CRT rider with a best lap of 1.40.601 on the Aspar Aprilia machine. That put him 13th and less than 0.1s behind Karel Abraham’s prototype Ducati GP12. The Frenchman was 1.821s adrift of Stoner's speed.
    Six of the new 1000cc CRT bikes lapped slower than Claudio Corti’s best pace of 1.41.983 in the earlier Moto2 test.
    Experienced American Colin Edwards was down in 17th on the Suter-BMW with a best lap of 1.42.073. British rider James Ellison was 20th on the Paul Bird Motorsport Aprilia. The 31-year-old Cumbrian set a best time of 1.42.237.
    The next time the MotoGP field will be on track will be on April 5 when practice gets underway for the opening round of the 2012 world championship at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

    1 Casey STONER Repsol Honda Team 1:38.780 - - 61
    2 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing 1:38.953 +0.173 +0.173 84
    3 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 1:39.157 +0.204 +0.377 73
    4 Ben SPIES Yamaha Factory Racing 1:39.495 +0.338 +0.715 61
    5 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:39.585 +0.090 +0.805 83
    6 Valentino ROSSI Ducati Team 1:39.733 +0.148 +0.953 90
    7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:39.860 +0.127 +1.080 72
    8 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team 1:39.919 +0.059 +1.139 91
    9 Alvaro BAUTISTA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1:40.017 +0.098 +1.237 86
    10 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda 1:40.098 +0.081 +1.318 85
    11 Hector BARBERA Pramac Racing Team 1:40.287 +0.189 +1.507 91
    12 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing 1:40.579 +0.292 +1.799 88
    13 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar 1:40.601 +0.022 +1.821 71
    14 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar 1:41.645 +1.044 +2.865 69
    15 Danilo PETRUCCI Came Iodaracing Project 1:41.926 +0.281 +3.146 87
    16 Franco BATTAINI Ducati Team 1:42.057 +0.131 +3.277 85
    17 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:42.073 +0.016 +3.293 58
    18 Mattia PASINI Speed Master 1:42.184 +0.111 +3.404 59
    19 Michele PIRRO San Carlo Honda Gresini 1:42.212 +0.028 +3.432 52
    20 James ELLISON Paul Bird Motorsport 1:42.437 +0.225 +3.657 83
    21 Ivan SILVA Avintia Racing MotoGP 1:42.446 +0.009 +3.666 84
    22 Yonny HERNANDEZ Avintia Racing MotoGP 1:42.906 +0.460 +4.126 59

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  14. Casey Stoner leads second practice

    By Matthew Birt -MCN
    MotoGP

    Casey Stoner shrugged off blustery conditions at the floodlight Losail International Circuit in Qatar tonight to top the timesheets in the second MotoGP practice session.
    The Australian, who was quickest last night, set a best time of 1.55.960, despite a fierce wind blowing in off the surrounding desert landscape in Doha.
    The reigning world champion’s best time in a 13-lap stint put him 0.214s clear of Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo, who had led the majority of the 45-minute session on board Yamaha’s new YZR-M1 1000cc machine.
    Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Andrea Dovizioso was third fastest with a best time of 1.56.648 leaving him 0.474s further back of Lorenzo, though Yamaha had three bikes in the top four.
    Ben Spies was fourth fastest with a best lap of 1.56.671 that put him 0.007s clear of Pramac Ducati rider Hector Barbera.
    Barbera was the top Ducati but his best time of 1.56.678 came with the help of a tow from fellow GP12 Desmosedici rider Karel Abraham.

    Dani Pedrosa bounced back from an earlier crash on his Repsol Honda RC213V to secure the sixth spot with a quickest lap of 1.56.697. That still left the Spaniard over 0.7s behind Stoner.
    Nicky Hayden took seventh place ahead of British rider Cal Crutchlow. The Coventry rider was as high as second in the earlier stages of the session but he slipped back to eighth with a best time of 1.56.814.
    Rookie Stefan Bradl was an impressive ninth on the LCR Honda with Valentino Rossi once again ending the session in 10th place.
    The Italian ended with a best time of 1.57.274 to finish 1.314s behind Stoner and almost 0.5s behind American team-mate Hayden.
    Best CRT rider was Colin Edwards on the Forward Racing BMW-Suter. The American delivered another brilliant performance to finish ahead of Randy de Puniet on the Aspar Aprilia machine.
    The Frenchman has been the dominant CRT rider throughout winter testing but Edwards set a best time of 1.58.801 to finish 0.144s clear of de Puniet.
    It was a tough session for Paul Bird Motorsport rider James Ellison who was last in 21st and over six seconds off the best pace.
    He clocked a best time of 2.02.112 and was 1.325s behind Ivan Silva in 20th position.

    1 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 332.6 1'55.960
    2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 328.8 1'56.174 0.214 / 0.214
    3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 332.2 1'56.648 0.688 / 0.474
    4 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 328.2 1'56.671 0.711 / 0.023
    5 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 339.0 1'56.678 0.718 / 0.007
    6 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 331.6 1'56.697 0.737 / 0.019
    7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 336.9 1'56.782 0.822 / 0.085
    8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 330.5 1'56.814 0.854 / 0.032
    9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 332.4 1'57.197 1.237 / 0.383
    10 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 337.0 1'57.274 1.314 / 0.077
    11 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 334.0 1'57.523 1.563 / 0.249
    12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 334.1 1'57.668 1.708 / 0.145
    13 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 317.1 1'58.801 2.841 / 1.133
    14 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 310.9 1'58.945 2.985 / 0.144
    15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR-FTR 307.5 1'59.698 3.738 / 0.753
    16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 313.9 1'59.997 4.037 / 0.299
    17 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 309.9 2'00.231 4.271 / 0.234
    18 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 314.4 2'00.373 4.413 / 0.142
    19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 292.4 2'00.404 4.444 / 0.031
    20 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR-FTR 305.9 2'00.787 4.827 / 0.383
    21 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 303.1 2'02.112 6.152 / 1.325
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  15. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    For the past few years ive bought a motogp video pass ( which is really good )
    but now i away to save a bit of money.. ive bought a eurosport player pass... Strange decision you may think...;)
    But what i get is Eurosport Europe and with the help of this .. http://expatshield.com/ (this was shown to me by fellow RD member..) I also get the English eurosport channels .. just log in the same.. British Eurosport has full coverage of motogp, moto 2, moto 3, practice through till the race.. and all the superbike coverage world and british....
    Carl Crutchlow looks on fire, he needs a factory bike...
    CHATTER is hot the word in the Pitts... the Honda has chatter
    i think Dani had a bit of chatter
    Its all looking good... qually start at about 3 pm English time ... i cant wait ..:)
     
  16. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Really impressed with Cal's pace, the Yamahas look to be leading the charge so far. Ducati's look in touch too, with Barbera and Hayden in the mix. I was a bit sceptical before this season, but it is looking like a good one by the first practises anyway.
     
  17. modedit: you are getting boring
     
  18. Lorenzo steals pole from Stoner

    Great to see Cal in 3rd hope he has a good race. What a cracking picture (below) of Lorenzo...:)

    By Liam Marsden - MCN
    MotoGP

    2010 MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has ended Casey Stoner's dominance, stealing pole position from the reigning champion in the dying moments of the qualifying session with a lap of 1:54.634.
    Stoner spent the majority of the session at the top of the timesheets, before Lorenzo put in a soft tyre to knock the Australian off the top spot.
    Brit Cal Crutchlow continued with the impressive pace he has shown in free practice, setting the third fastest time onboard his Tech 3 Yamaha.
    Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies heads the second row in fourth position despite a crash wih five minutes of the session remaining - his second crash of the weekend. Nicky Hayden was the fastest Ducati, setting the fifth fastest time.
    Factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa struggled throughout the hour long session, the Spaniard only managing to post the seventh fastest time, ahead of Hector Barbera.
    Valentino Rossi also struggled, finishing the session in 12th, the slowest prototype machine, over two seconds behind Lorenzo.
    American Colin Edwards was the fastest CRT rider onboard the BMW-powered Suter machine, only 0.831secs behind Rossi.
    Brit James Ellison starts his first race onboard the Paul Bird Motorsport Aprilia CRT machine from 21st on the grid, the Brit unable to improve and suffering a crash late in the session.

    1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 327.1 1'54.634
    2 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 331.9 1'54.855 0.221 / 0.221
    3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 328.0 1'55.022 0.388 / 0.167
    4 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 326.1 1'55.512 0.878 / 0.490
    5 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 334.2 1'55.637 1.003 / 0.125
    6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 328.9 1'55.858 1.224 / 0.221
    7 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 330.8 1'55.905 1.271 / 0.047
    8 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 337.1 1'55.983 1.349 / 0.078
    9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 334.0 1'56.063 1.429 / 0.080
    10 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 333.5 1'56.198 1.564 / 0.135
    11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 334.3 1'56.521 1.887 / 0.323
    12 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 338.1 1'56.813 2.179 / 0.292
    13 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 314.8 1'57.644 3.010 / 0.831
    14 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 309.6 1'58.266 3.632 / 0.622
    15 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 312.1 1'58.520 3.886 / 0.254
    16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR-FTR 303.6 1'58.795 4.161 / 0.275
    17 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 311.1 1'59.085 4.451 / 0.290
    18 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 311.5 1'59.195 4.561 / 0.110
    19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 296.8 1'59.664 5.030 / 0.469
    20 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR-FTR 306.1 2'00.493 5.859 / 0.829
    21 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 309.9 2'00.757 6.123 / 0.264

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  19. Rupe Wilson

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    Well that was a great day of racing...
    British superbikes tommorrow.. :)
     
  20. Yep can't wait to see how Haga gets on :)