Misano MotoGP: Abraham fastest after damp free practice

Published: 14 September 2012

Cardion AB rider Karel Abraham has ended the first day at Misano on top after the second pratice session was held in tricky conditions.

Only 13 riders ventured out on to the 2.5 mile circuit as conditions were neither completely dry or completely wet.

Brit James Ellison posted the fastest time early in the seesion, before Abraham relegated him to second.

Jonathan Rea - standing in for the injured Casey Stoner - posted the fifth fastest time and was one of only four prototype riders who ventured out on track.

Ben Spies and Alvaro Bautista were the final two prototype riders to venture out on track, setting the eighth and 11th fastest times respectively.

Both Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso took to the track, only completing one untimed lap each.

1 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 273.6 1'42.030 
2 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 258.9 1'43.204 1.174 / 1.174
3 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 257.5 1'44.299 2.269 / 1.095
4 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 261.6 1'44.565 2.535 / 0.266
5 56 Jonathan REA GBR Repsol Honda Team Honda 275.6 1'44.999 2.969 / 0.434
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 250.6 1'45.048 3.018 / 0.049
7 44 David SALOM SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 259.3 1'46.351 4.321 / 1.303
8 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 266.5 1'46.471 4.441 / 0.120
9 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 255.5 1'50.103 8.073 / 3.632
10 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 252.4 1'50.641 8.611 / 0.538
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 268.7 1'50.977 8.947 / 0.336

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