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Valencia MotoGP: Stoner fastest overall, Bautista quickest in wet

Published: 04 November 2011

2011 MotoGP champion Casey Stoner set the fastest time during a damp free practice one at Valencia today, with Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista the unlikely pace setter in a wet second practice session.

It was a Repsol Honda one two during the morning session, with Dani Pedrosa setting the second fastest time. Factory Ducati rider set the third fastest time ahead of team-mate Nicky Hayden.

Bautista, who in the first practice session finished 11th, 1.4s behind Stoner consistently set several fast laps in the second session, despite Valentino Rossi, Cal Crutchlow, Nicky Hayden, Randy de Puniet and Casey Stoner all spending time at the top of the timesheet.

Colin Edwards' replacement American Josh Hayes finished 15th in session one, and 10th in session two.

Free Practice 1 results

1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 45.513s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 45.736s
3. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 45.828s
4. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 46.073s
5. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 1m 46.108s
6. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 46.259s
7. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 46.371s
8. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 1m 46.393s
9. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 46.402s
10. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 46.581s
11. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 46.922s
12. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 46.967s
13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 47.079s
14. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 47.581s
15. Josh Hayes USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 48.037s
16. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 48.382s

Free Practice 2 results

1. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 47.975s
2. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 48.316s
3. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 48.684s
4. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 49.021s
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 49.350s
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 49.422s
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 49.613s
8. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 49.674s
9. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 49.820s
10. Josh Hayes USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 51.277s
11. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 51.277s
12. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 1m 51.838s
13. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 51.932s
14. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 52.072s
15. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 53.283s
16. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 1m 54.342s

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