de Puniet on his Aspar Aprilia

de Puniet on his Aspar Aprilia

 

Valencia MotoGP: CRTs top free practice

By MCN -

MotoGP

 09 November 2012 14:08

A wet first and drying second session at Valencia saw a surprise CRT one-two in MotoGP today, with Randy De Puniet the fastest of the day on his Aspar ART, with Michele Pirro second on the Gresini FTR.

Hayden, fastest in the first session, was the quickest of the prototypes in third, leading the trio of Ducatis continuing their wet weather form with Karol Abraham in fourth and Rossi fifth, up from seventh in the first session.

CRTs completed the top ten, with Silva and Rolfo separating the Ducati trio from James Ellison in ninth on the PBM Aprilia, trailed by Aoyama and Corti.

Cal Crutchlow on his Tech 3 Yamaha, eight in the wet first session, was the next of the prototypes, back in 12th.

Most of the other prototypes decided to sit out the session, with Stoner, Dovizioso, Bradl, Pedrosa and Lorenzo not completing a lap.

The earlier session had saw Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Dovizioso second, third, and fourth to Hayden.

Free practice 3 kicks off tomorrow morning at 0910 UK time.

1 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 297.8 1'36.965 
2 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 295.0 1'37.084 0.119 / 0.119
3 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 306.8 1'37.389 0.424 / 0.305
4 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 306.4 1'37.782 0.817 / 0.393
5 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 312.2 1'38.115 1.150 / 0.333
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 294.1 1'38.300 1.335 / 0.185
7 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 292.3 1'38.304 1.339 / 0.004
8 84 Roberto ROLFO ITA Speed Master ART 293.9 1'38.905 1.940 / 0.601
9 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 298.4 1'39.837 2.872 / 0.932
10 73 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens BQR 299.9 1'40.497 3.532 / 0.660
11 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Avintia Blusens Inmotec 289.6 1'42.993 6.028 / 2.496
 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 296.9 1'44.384 7.419 / 1.391
 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 304.1 1'44.564 7.599 / 0.180
 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA JPN Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 288.7 1'45.180 8.215 / 0.616
 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 287.5 1'45.426 8.461 / 0.246
 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 292.4 1'45.678 8.713 / 0.252
 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 241.1 2'06.873 29.908 / 21.195
 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda   
 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha   
 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda   
 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda   
 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha