MotoGP French GP: Le Mans - FP1 Results

Full results from the first free practice at Le Mans

Posted: 13 May 2011
by Visordown News

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 / 0.298
3 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1'34.808 0.675 / 0.377
4 Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1'35.029 0.896 / 0.221
5 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha Factory Racing 1'35.165 1.032 / 0.136
6 Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 1'35.414 1.281 / 0.249
7 Randy De Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1'35.687 1.554 / 0.273
8 Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 1'35.721 1.588 / 0.034
9 Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'35.731 1.598 / 0.010
10 Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1'35.743 1.610 / 0.012
11 Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'35.8711.738 / 0.128
12 Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1'36.410 2.277 / 0.539
13 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1'36.448 2.315 / 0.038
14 Alvaro Bautista SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'36.510 2.377 / 0.062
15 Toni Elias SPA LCR Honda MotoGP 1'36.997 2.864 / 0.487
16 Hector Barbera SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP 1'37.036 2.903 / 0.039
17 Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1'37.154 3.021 / 0.118



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Looks like an unmissable race ahead, get the beer out!!!!!!!

Posted: 13/05/2011 at 11:29

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