2009 Indianapolis MotoGP FP2 Result - Pedrosa Crushes All Comers And Lap Record

Dani Pedrosa obviously likes it in the US. After his relatively easy victory at Laguna Seca, he has come to Indianapolis and dominated. He was comfortably fastest in the rain yesterday, and during this morning's second free practice session, he completely blew away the rest of the field, smashing last year's pole record - set on qualifiers - leaving 2nd place man Jorge Lorenzo over a second behind.

Lorenzo was the first of a very tight group, ahead of surprise runner Alex de Angelis, Lorenzo's Fiat Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi and Tech 3's Colin Edwards, all four men separated by less than two tenths. Another couple of tenths separate that group from Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden in 6th and 7th. Another surprise waits in 8th place, Niccolo Canepa much happier here, at a track that he knows and has ridden before. Canepa finished ahead of Mika Kallio, on the other factory Ducati.

James Toseland had a crash early in the session, sliding off unhurt. He rejoined the session, but could fare no better than 16th place.

Result: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'40.271    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'41.286 1.015 1.015
3 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'41.324 1.053 0.038
4 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'41.389 1.118 0.065
5 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'41.459 1.188 0.070
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'41.793 1.522 0.334
7 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'41.883 1.612 0.090
8 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1'42.380 2.109 0.497
9 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'42.433 2.162 0.053
10 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1'42.460 2.189 0.027
11 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'42.507 2.236 0.047
12 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'42.603 2.332 0.096
13 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'42.665 2.394 0.062
14 44 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'42.775 2.504 0.110
15 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'42.815 2.544 0.040
16 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'43.131 2.860 0.316
17 41 Gabor TALMACSI HONDA 1'43.184 2.913 0.053
Race Details
Round Number: 
12
2009
Dani Pedrosa obviously likes it in the US. After his relatively easy victory at Laguna Seca, he has come to Indianapolis and dominated. He was comfortably fastest in the rain yesterday, and during this morning's second free practice session, he completely blew away the rest of the field, smashing last year's pole record - set on qualifiers - leaving 2nd place man Jorge Lorenzo over a second behind.Lorenzo was the first of a very tight group, ahead of surprise runner Alex de Angelis, Lorenzo's Fiat Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi and Tech 3's Colin Edwards, all four men separated by less than two tenths. Another couple of tenths separate that group from Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden in 6th and 7th. Another surprise waits in 8th place, Niccolo Canepa much happier here, at a track that he knows and has ridden before. Canepa finished ahead of Mika Kallio, on the other factory Ducati.James Toseland had a crash early in the session, sliding off unhurt. He rejoined the session, but could fare no better than 16th place.Result: 

Comments

Down Since Day One

I really got into MotoGP around the middle of the 2005 season. In 2006, when Pedrosa debuted and I read all the conspiracy theories regarding the whole 800 switch, I knew that was my rider.

Welcome to the bandwagon, there's still plenty of room left.

Total votes: 24

Toseland

If James Toseland gets to keep his job just because he is British it will be a travesty given all the other talent that deserve that ride way more than him.

Total votes: 21

Toseland

....he won't.

Total votes: 18

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