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Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Indianapolis:
Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Indianapolis:
The injured MotoGP riders came through with flying colors during morning warm up. Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies was fastest man of the day, looking very fit despite a massive highside yesterday which left him black and blue. Spies leads from Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo. After being cleared fit by the circuit medical staff, Casey Stoner tested his ankle during warm up, and looks set to race after taking 6th spot with a time just six tenths off the pace of Spies.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Indianapolis:
2012 Indianapolis MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result: New Pole Record Taken In Session Marred By Crashes
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Indianapolis:
Results and summary of the qualifying practice for the Moto3 class at Indianapolis:
Pol Espargaro has once again taken the top spot during FP3 for the Moto2 class at Indianapolis, completing a clean sweep of free practice at the iconic American track. Espargaro was chased hard by Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding, though, the young Briton getting to within six hundredths of Espargaro's time. Marc Marquez ended in third, less than a tenth behind Espargaro but unable to challenge the HP Tuenti Kalex rider for the lead. Takaaki Nakagami of the Italtrans squad took the 4th spot, ending just ahead of Redding's teammate Mika Kallio, while Andrea Iannone finished FP3 in 6th.
The reign of the Repsol Hondas at Indianapolis continues, with Casey Stoner setting the fastest time in the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class, finishing just ahead of his teammate Dani Pedrosa. The race lap record continues to be decimated, Pedrosa taking first blood, while Stoner eventually got the time down to 1'39.182, six tenths faster than the race lap record and three tenths off the pole record.
Ben Spies put in another strong session of practice, setting the 3rd fastest time on the factory Yamaha, while Stefan Bradl is once again outstanding on the LCR Honda, also getting into the 1'39s and taking 4th spot. Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man Andrea Dovizioso ended the session in 5th, unable to get into the 1'39s but still within a second of Stoner, and ahead of San Carlo Gresini's Alvaro Bautista in 6th. Jorge Lorenzo had a difficult session, the factory Yamaha man and championship leader ending the morning session in 7th, well over a second behind his title rivals Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, and just ahead of his teammate for next year, Ducati's Valentino Rossi. Cal Crutchlow had a similarly tricky session, ending FP3 in 9th and suffering a small crash at Turn 4, missing the final few minutes of the session, while Nicky Hayden rounded out the top 10.
The Red Bull KTMs continue to dominate at Indianapolis, Sandro Cortese setting the fastest time in the final session of free practice for the Moto3 class, finishing over a third of a second ahead of his teammate Danny Kent. Maverick Vinales leads the FTR Honda charge, finishing a tenth off the pace of Kent, but nearly half a second slower than Cortese, while Alex Rins continues his impressive debut at Indianapolis with the 4th fastest time.
Pol Espargaro took charge of the Moto2 session on Friday afternoon at Indianapolis, responding to his chief title rival Marc Marquez by grabbing the fastest time by well over half a second. Marquez had launched a late attack on Espargaro's top slot, but his tenure at the top would be only brief. Espargaro responded, putting a big chunk of time into his rival, and leaving Marquez half a second adrift. Claudio Corti grabbed 3rd, just ahead of Scott Redding, the two Kalex riders the last men to get within a second of Espargaro, while Nico Terol posted a very strong practice time to finish in 5th.
Dani Pedrosa has taken a commanding lead at Indianapolis, topping the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class in the afternoon, and smashing the race lap record along the way. Pedrosa led by over a second for much of the session, with Ben Spies the only rider to get within half a second at the end of FP2. Factory Yamaha teammate and current championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was 3rd fastest, just ahead of Tech 3's Andrea Dovizioso, though both men were over seven tenths slower than Pedrosa.
Casey Stoner was the 5th fastest man of the afternoon, after leading during the morning. But while the better track conditions allowed Stoner to improve by well over a second, everyone else took two seconds or more off their best times, Stoner trailing his teammate by nearly nine tenths. The Australian was the last man inside a second, though: Cal Crutchlow put the second Tech 3 Yamaha into 6th, ahead of the satellite Hondas of Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl, while Nicky Hayden suffered the same fate as Casey Stoner, not improving his time as much as the rest and finishing 9th, just ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi.
Toni Elias is now riding for Hector Barbera, after Barbera was diagnosed with three fractured dorsal vertebra. Elias ended the session in 17th, well down among the CRT bikes.
Sandro Cortese picked up the pace in the second session of practice for the Moto3 class, heading up FP2 on Friday afternoon. Cortese took over from his Red Bull KTM teammate Danny Kent, who topped the morning session, while Miguel Oliveira took 3rd, fractionally ahead of Maverick Vinales on the FTR Honda.
Pol Espargaro topped the first session of practice for the Moto2 class at Indianpolis, snatching top spot from Marc Marquez right at the very end of the session, Espargaro and Marquez had swapped fastest times for much of FP1, with Espargaro's teammate Tito Rabat taking over a couple of times during the session, but in the end, Espargaro took a clear lead over Marquez, with Andrea Iannone squeezing ahead of Rabat to take 3rd.