Casey Stoner ended the second day on top

Casey Stoner ended the second day on top

 

Sepang test: Stoner leads day two

By Liam Marsden -

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