Full results from the first free practice at Le Mans
FOUR Hondas locked out the top positions in the opening free practice session as Casey Stoner leads Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Simoncelli.
Stoner lapped the Le Mans circuit in 1:34.133, circulating quicker than the race lap record of 1:34.545 at what has historically been a track that has favoured the Yamahas. The Australian was followed by teammates with Pedrosa, the closest of 0.298 seconds behind, and Dovizioso with the Gresini Honda of Simoncelli next in fourth.
Stoner clearly asserted his speed in the morning session as the first rider to delve in to the 1:34 bracket and nearly pushed the boundary further by logging a 1:33 lap, only to be slowed by traffic on a fast lap.
Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest non-Honda finishing a second behind Stoner, with Rossi next on the timesheet in sixth place. The injured Randy De Puniet was no-doubt bolstered by riding in his home GP finished the session in seventh with Nicky Hayden closing out a Ducati trio in eighth. With ninth place, Cal Crutchlow finished ahead of the factory Yamaha of Ben Spies, who rounded out the top 10.
Full times from Free Practice 1
1 Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1'34.133 2 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 1'34.431 0.298 / 0.2983 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1'34.808 0.675 / 0.3774 Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1'35.029 0.896 / 0.2215 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha Factory Racing 1'35.165 1.032 / 0.1366 Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 1'35.414 1.281 / 0.2497 Randy De Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1'35.687 1.554 / 0.2738 Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 1'35.721 1.588 / 0.0349 Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'35.731 1.598 / 0.01010 Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1'35.743 1.610 / 0.01211 Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'35.8711.738 / 0.12812 Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1'36.410 2.277 / 0.53913 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1'36.448 2.315 / 0.03814 Alvaro Bautista SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'36.510 2.377 / 0.06215 Toni Elias SPA LCR Honda MotoGP 1'36.997 2.864 / 0.48716 Hector Barbera SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP 1'37.036 2.903 / 0.03917 Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1'37.154 3.021 / 0.118
Posted: 13/05/2011 at 11:29
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