Jerez MotoGP: Pedrosa leads wet second practice

Published: 27 April 2012

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa set the fastest time during a wet free practice 2 at Jerez today.

Ducati rider Valentino Rossi was the early pace setter, with a best time of 1'51.440, but was unable to hold off Spaniard Pedrosa in the later stages of the session.

Winner of last year's wet Jerez race Jorge Lorenzo set the third fastest time despite only completing a handful of laps.

Reigning champion Casey Stoner had a disappointing session by his standards, seeting the fourth fasest time ahead of Nicky Hayden.

After an impressive ride at Qatar, Brit Cal Crutchlow set the eighth fasest time onboard his Tech 3 Yamaha. Crutchlow was again quicker than factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies in ninth.

The wet conditions enabled the CRT riders to get closer to the prototype bikes, with CRT riders Randy de Puniet and Mattia Pasini lapping faster than protype riders Karel Abraham and Hector Barbera, both on Ducatis.

Brit James Ellison finished the session in 20th place, 6.659secs of Dani Pedrosa.

1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 275.4 1'50.780 
2 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 275.9 1'51.440 0.660 / 0.660
3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 275.7 1'51.873 1.093 / 0.433
4 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 277.3 1'52.106 1.326 / 0.233
5 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 272.1 1'52.254 1.474 / 0.148
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 276.1 1'53.070 2.290 / 0.816
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 273.3 1'53.166 2.386 / 0.096
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 272.7 1'53.352 2.572 / 0.186
9 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 271.9 1'53.409 2.629 / 0.057
10 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 273.3 1'53.409 2.629
11 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 256.4 1'54.155 3.375 / 0.746
12 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 261.5 1'54.370 3.590 / 0.215
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 273.4 1'54.378 3.598 / 0.008
14 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 274.5 1'54.581 3.801 / 0.203
15 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 260.3 1'54.707 3.927 / 0.126
16 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 260.7 1'54.748 3.968 / 0.041
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 259.0 1'54.915 4.135 / 0.167
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 248.8 1'55.752 4.972 / 0.837
19 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 259.1 1'56.067 5.287 / 0.315
20 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 254.1 1'57.475 6.695 / 1.408
21 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 257.3 1'57.789 7.009 / 0.314

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