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Results and summary of the qualifying practice for the Moto2 class at Indianapolis:
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Track conditions at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continue to make radical improvements, with most riders slashing another second off their times in the third session of free practice for the MotoGP class. Casey Stoner was once again the fastest man on the circuit, the Repsol Honda rider getting into the mid-1'39s by the halfway mark in the session. Stoner was the second man to get into the 1'39s, the first being Ben Spies, the factory Yamaha rider continuing to excel at the Indy circuit. Spies ended the session just over a tenth behind Stoner, and over two tenths faster than Stoner's teammate Dani Pedrosa, the Spaniard the final rider to get into the 1'39 bracket.
Marco Simoncelli won the battle of the remaining factory-backed Hondas, the San Carlo Gresini man finishing a couple of hundredths of a second ahead of Repsol rider Andrea Dovizioso. Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards secured yet another top 6 spot, impressing by finishing ahead of reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, the Spaniard ending FP3 down in 7th, just over a second behind his main rival for the 2011 crown. Valentino Rossi was a tenth behind Lorenzo on the Marlboro Ducati, and two tenths ahead of Pramac Ducati man Randy de Puniet, while Alvaro Bautista rounded out the top 10 on the Rizla Suzuki, just ahead of the second Marlboro Ducati rider Nicky Hayden.
Casey Stoner has taken control of the timesheets in the second session of practice for the MotoGP class, the Repsol Honda rider edging out a very strong Ben Spies with just under five minutes in the session left. After some very bitter and rather lurid complaints about the slipperiness of the newly resurfaced track in the morning session - Dani Pedrosa said that whoever had done the resurfacing had done "the deal of the century" - the track condition improved enormously, the heat and the fact that 38 Moto2 bikes had spent 45 minutes cleaning the track making a huge difference. Stoner took close to three seconds off his time from the morning, 2nd-place man Ben Spies improving by nearly two-and-a-half seconds. Stoner had to face more than just the surface conditions to set the fastest time: at one point, the Australian found a groundhog in the path of his Repsol Honda, but both groundhog and motorcycle racer escaped unharmed, Stoner narrowly managing to dodge the large rodent.
Ben Spies was the fastest man out of the box during the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The factory Yamaha rider went to the top of the timesheets shortly after the halfway mark, holding off challenges from Marco Simoncelli, and then later Colin Edwards and Casey Stoner to end the session on top. Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner ended the session in 2nd, while Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards got his weekend off to a flying start by setting the 3rd fastest time of the first session, and featuring near the front throughout.
After leading early on in FP1, Marco Simoncelli ended the morning session in 4th, three tenths behind Spies, but the San Carlo Gresini Honda rider stayed well ahead of the Marlboro Ducati's of Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi, both men now finally on the same bike, the GP11.1. At what is truly his home race - Hayden lives less than four hours away from Indy - Hayden sneaked in ahead of Rossi in the final moments of the session.