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2012 Catalunya Moto2 FP3 Result: Redding Beats Out Espargaro

Scott Redding topped the timesheets for the final session of practice for the Moto2 class at Barcelona, bumping local hero Pol Espargaro from 1st with just a few minutes to go. Espargaro had led for most of the session, but the Pons HP man found himself falling three tenths short of the pace of Redding. Randy Krummenacher took 3rd, half a second behind Redding, while Andrea Iannone set the 4th fastest time, ahead of the man who had dominated the first day of practice, Thomas Luthi.


2012 Catalunya MotoGP FP3 Result: Pedrosa Crushes Race Lap Record

Dani Pedrosa topped the timesheets in the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Barcelona, smashing the existing race lap record and getting well on the way to the pole record, which has stood since 2008. Pedrosa took the top spot in the last few minutes of the session, after mounting a soft rear to drop his times into the 1'41 bracket. 

Pedrosa had to depose his Repsol Honda teammate to take the top spot. Casey Stoner had sneaked ahead of Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Andrea Dovizioso in the last 10 minutes, posting a scorching time using the harder rear. Dovizioso had held the fastest time for most of the session, having been the first man to get under 1'42 early on in FP2, though the Italian had used the soft rear to get the time. Hector Barbera ended the session in 4th, the Pramac Ducati taking advantage of Jorge Lorenzo to leapfrog well up the field. Barbera finished ahead of the factory Ducati of Nicky Hayden, the American taking 5th spot ahead of yesterday's fastest man Jorge Lorenzo, who was six tenths slower this morning than he was on Friday. 

2012 Catalunya Moto3 FP3 Result: Vinales Takes Command

Maverick Vinales led the final session of free practice for the Moto3 class at Barcelona, taking a massive 0.7 second lead with a fast final lap. The Spaniard had been at or close to the top for much of FP3, but put some serious space between himself and 2nd place man Zulfahmi Khairuddin with that last lap. Khairuddin leads the trio of Ajo KTMs, the Air Asia-backed Malaysian leading the Red Bull riders Danny Kent and Sandro Cortese. Cortese suffered a heavy fall, but appears to have come away relatively unhurt, only reporting a painful hand.


2012 Catalunya Moto2 FP2 Result: Luthi Leads Again

Thomas Luthi ended the second session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Barcelona where he left off the first: at the top of the timesheets, with a comfortable lead. Despite a crash towards the end of the session, the Interwetten Paddock rider finished FP2 four tenths faster than the man in 2nd place, Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding. The HP Pons Kalex of Pol Espargaro took 3rd spot, another four tenths behind Redding and at the head of a gaggle of close riders, with Andrea Iannone in 4th, Alex de Angelis in 5th and Takaaki Nakagami in 6th spot.


2012 Catalunya MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Smashes Race Lap Record As Hondas Struggle

Jorge Lorenzo sits atop the timesheets after the first day of practice for the MotoGP class, the Factory Yamaha rider having controlled the afternoon session with ease, smashing the Barcelona race lap record in the attempt. Yamaha riders had a monopoly over the top of the timesheet for much of the session, with all 4 Yamahas sitting in the top 5 at one point. But times tumbled towards the end of the session, allowing a few interlopers to intervene.

San Carlo Gresini's Alvaro Bautista grabbed the 2nd spot, two tenths of a second behind Lorenzo, the Spaniard posting a strong performance throughout FP2. The Monster Tech 3 Yamahas followed, Cal Crutchlow staying ahead of Andrea Dovizioso, while Pramac Ducati's Hector Barbera inserted himself between the Tech 3 bikes and Ben Spies to grap 5th. Spies, who had a good session throughout, found himself in 6th, just ahead of Dani Pedrosa, the first of the factory Hondas. Both Pedrosa and Casey Stoner (10th) failed to make an impact, though both stuck with the harder option tires which may have had an effect. Stefan Bradl bagged 8th place, while Nicky Hayden took 9th, and was the last rider to finish within a second of Lorenzo.


2012 Catalunya Moto3 FP2 Result: Rossi Dominates, Vinales And Cortese Follow

Louis Rossi has brought the form that took him to victory at Le Mans with him to Barcelona, topping the timesheets in Moto3 FP2 after dominating throughout. Maverick Vinales closed in on the Frenchman to the end, but could not catch him, though the Spaniard got ahead of his main title rival Sandro Cortese. Miguel Oliveira ended the session in 4th, ahead of Danny Kent and Romano Fenati.


2012 Catalunya Moto2 FP1 Result: Luthi Dominates, Espargaro Follows

Thomas Luthi dominated the first session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Barcelona, getting to the top of the timesheets early and only briefly ceding top spot to Pol Espargaro in the latter stages, before upping the pace and posting the fastest Moto2 lap ever recorded at the circuit. Espargaro ended the session in 2nd, over half a second behind the Swiss rider, while Scott Redding took 5th spot nearly nine tenths off the pace of Luthi.

Speed Up's Mike Di Meglio grabbed 4th spot, ahead of Redding's Marc VDS teammate Mika Kallio, while Frenchman Johann Zarco rounds out the top 6. Marc Marquez could manage only the 12th position in FP1, nearly 1.4 seconds off the pace of Luthi.


2012 Catalunya MotoGP FP1 Result: Stoner Edges Pedrosa

Casey Stoner topped the first session of practice for the MotoGP class at Barcelona, taking over from his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa in the final minutes of the session. Jorge Lorenzo led a gaggle of Yamahas, with Cal Crutchlow making the best of his new brakes to get ahead of the second factory Yamaha of Ben Spies. Stefan Bradl took the 6th fastest time, very close to the pace of Crutchlow and Spies. Nicky Hayden got the best of the new electronics package on his Ducati, setting the 7th fastest time just a thousandth of a second behind Bradl, and just ahead of Karel Abraham. Andrea Dovizioso ended the session in 9th, ahead of Alvaro Bautista, while Valentino Rossi ended the session in 11th.


2012 Catalunya Moto3 FP1 Result: Vinales Leads Oliveira And Cortese

Maverick Vinales topped the first session of free practice for the Moto3 class at Barcelona, posting a time nearlly half a second faster than Miguel Oliveira. The Portuguese rider in turn was just over a tenth faster than Sandro Cortese, who put his KTM ahead of the Air Asia bike of Zulfahmi Khairuddin.


2012 Le Mans MotoGP Race Result: Dominant Victory And Epic Battle For Podium

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2012 Le Mans Moto2 Race Result: Dominant Display In The Rain

Result and summary of the Moto2 race at Le Mans:

2012 Le Mans Moto3 Race Result: Cool Heads Prevail In Wet War Of Attrition

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2012 Le Mans MotoGP Warm Up Result: Crutchlow Holds Off Stoner In Wet

Results of a very wet warm up session:

2012 Le Mans Moto3 Warm Up Result: Vinales And Kent Lead With Identical Times

Result, on a very wet track: