Le Mans MotoGP: Stoner maintains pace in FP2

Published: 13 May 2011

Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner maintained the pace he set in this morning's practice session to finish the second free practice session fastest at Le Mans, setting a 1m 33.782s lap.

Stoner was 0.404s faster than Marco Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) was unable to improve on the time he set this morning, finishing third at the French circuit.

Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) was the fastest Ducati rider finishing the session in fourth, ahead of Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing), who was fifth fastest, and Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda) who claimed sixth. Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) was ninth fastest.

Brit Cal Crutchlow crashed in the last few minutes of FP2 but was able to complete the session in twelfth.

1 Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 33.782s 
2 Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 34.186s
3 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 1m 34.478s
4 Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 1m 34.652s
5 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 34.659s
6 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 34.705s
7 Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 34.939s
8 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 34.959s
9 Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 1m 34.966s
10 Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 34.976s
11 Randy De Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 34.998s
12 Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 35.158s
13 Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 35.383s 
14 Hector Barbera SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP 1m 35.902s
15 Alvaro Ba SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 35.992s
16 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 36.304s
17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 36.327s