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Qatar test times: Stoner continues Honda dominance

Published: 14 March 2011

Casey Stoner ensured Honda continued dominating pre season testing by posting the fastest lap on the second day at Qatar.

The Aussie set a lap time of 1:55.681, just over half a second slower than the lap that put him on pole position at last year's race aboard the factory Ducati.

Team-mate Dani Pedrosa finished second, but American Ben Spies crashed the Honda party to record the third fastest time.

Honda riders Marco Simoncelli and Andrea Dovizioso rounded out the top five.

The surprise of the day was Randy De Puniet, who managed to post the sixth fastest time onboard his Pramac Racing Ducati ahead of World Champion Jorge Lorenzo in seventh.

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Valentino Rossi could only managed 13th, after the Italian took another tumble onboard the Ducati.

Brit Cal Crutchlow finished 15th despite crashing an injuring his hand.

1.  Casey Stoner  AUS Repsol Honda Team  1m  55.681s (46)
2.  Dani Pedrosa  ESP Repsol Honda Team  1m  55.745s (39)
3.  Ben Spies  USA Yamaha Factory Racing  1m  56.294s (45)
4.  Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini  1m  56.433s (70)
5.  Andrea Dovizioso  ITA Repsol Honda Team  1m  56.439s (58)
6.  Randy de Puniet  FRA Pramac Racing Team  1m  56.445s (67)
7.  Jorge Lorenzo  ESP Yamaha Factory Racing  1m  56.707s (48)
8.  Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3  1m  56.716s (57)
9.  Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team  1m  56.726s (68)
10.  Hiroshi Aoyama  JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini  1m  56.740s (73)
11.  Hector Barbera  ESP Mapfre Aspar Team  1m  56.798s (62)
12.  Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP  1m  56.931s (63)
13.  Valentino Rossi  ITA Ducati Marlboro Team  1m  56.988s (50)
14.  Loris Capirossi  ITA Pramac Racing Team  1m  57.345s (62)
15.  Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3  1m  57.730s (28)
16.  Karel Abraham  CZE Cardion AB Motoracing  1m  57.846s (49)
17.  Toni Elias  ESP LCR Honda MotoGP  1m  58.536s (57)

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