Catalunya MotoGP: Lorenzo on top after first day

Published: 01 June 2012

Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest time of the first day at Catalunya, with a 1.42'099 in the second free practice session in sunny conditions.

San Carlo Gresini Honda rider Alvaro Bautista was the surprise of the day, setting the second fastest time in the afternoon session. The Spaniard has so far struggled to adapt to the 1000cc Honda after last year on the 800cc Suzuki GSV-R.

The third fastest time was set by Brit Cal Crutchlow, just over a tenth quicker than team-mate Andrea Dovizioso in fourth. Ben Spies improved on recent results with the sixth fastest time behind Hector Barbera.

Casey Stoner was the only rider not to improve on his time from the morning session, finishing the day in 10th. Valentino Rossi struggled and was the slowest prototype rider in 12th position.

1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 334.0 1'42.099 
2 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 333.7 1'42.306 0.207 / 0.207
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 334.0 1'42.447 0.348 / 0.141
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 335.6 1'42.592 0.493 / 0.145
5 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 335.0 1'42.639 0.540 / 0.047
6 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 333.4 1'42.802 0.703 / 0.163
7 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 336.6 1'42.870 0.771 / 0.068
8 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 336.0 1'42.943 0.844 / 0.073
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 334.6 1'43.057 0.958 / 0.114
10 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 336.6 1'43.134 1.035 / 0.077
11 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 332.7 1'43.341 1.242 / 0.207
12 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 336.4 1'43.538 1.439 / 0.197
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 316.6 1'44.738 2.639 / 1.200
14 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 320.7 1'44.771 2.672 / 0.033
15 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 312.0 1'45.631 3.532 / 0.860
16 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 313.8 1'45.868 3.769 / 0.237
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 317.4 1'46.450 4.351 / 0.582
18 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 316.0 1'46.500 4.401 / 0.050
19 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 313.6 1'46.503 4.404 / 0.003
20 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 312.0 1'46.836 4.737 / 0.333
21 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 299.2 1'47.436 5.337 / 0.600

 

 

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