Archive - Race Or Practice Result
July 24th, 2010
2010 Laguna Seca MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result: Two Men Contest Pole To Dying Seconds Of Session
Results and summary of qualifying practice at Laguna Seca:
Jorge Lorenzo topped the timesheets on a beautiful Monterey morning at Laguna Seca, the Fiat Yamaha rider taking over the top spot at the halfway mark and not relinquishing it. Lorenzo displaced Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner, the Australian fastest in the first half of the session, but there was less than a tenth between the two. There was a similar gap to third-place man Dani Pedrosa, the Spaniard coming out ahead of his Repsol Honda teammate Andrea Dovizioso, reversing their positions from yesterday. Ben Spies once again took 5th place, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider edging Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi.
Casey Stoner topped the timesheets after the first day of practice at the Red Bull US GP, the Marlboro Ducati rider getting within a couple of tenths of the lap record after just a single session. Stoner's first run seemed a lot less promising, the Australian heading back into the pits where his second bike had its setup radically revised, before taking to the track once again to lay down his usual scorching pace. Jorge Lorenzo was the only man to get near for most of practice, the Fiat Yamaha rider leading the first half of the session before being eclipsed by Stoner in the second half.
Towards the end of the session, Stoner and Lorenzo were joined by the two Repsol Hondas, Andrea Dovizioso coming out comfortably ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa, the Italian running extremely well at Laguna. In 5th place, Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies showed what a difference track knowledge makes, working on setup on Friday instead of learning his way around a new circuit, and getting within spitting distance of Pedrosa. Spies also finished ahead of the Fiat Yamaha of Valentino Rossi, the Italian suffering no so much with his pinned leg, but more with his shoulder as he muscled his way down the Corkscrew.
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race at the Sachsenring:
Results and summary of the 125cc race at the Sachsenring:
Results and summary of QP for the MotoGP class at the Sachsenring:
Results and summary of Qualifying Practice for the 125cc class:
Andrea Iannone underlined the strength of his challenge during the Saturday morning session of free practice for the Moto2 class, putting the FIMMCO Speed Up bike at the top of the timesheets with a late charge. Iannone held off Mapfre Aspar's Julian Simon, with Cardion AB's Karel Abraham very close behind. Abraham's fortunes have improved since the Czech rider made the switch from the RSV chassis to the FTR earlier this year. Simone Corsi continued his strong start to the weekend, ending up 4th, ahead of stand-in rider Damian Cudlin on the Pons Kalex. Despite being Australian, Cudlin is almost a local, living not far from the circuit and contesting the German IDM championship for the past few years. Still, for his first time on Moto2 machinery, an impressive result.
After a mediocre start at the Sachsenring, Jorge Lorenzo rediscovered his form this morning, setting the fastest time of the morning's FP2 session at the Sachsenring at the very end of practice. The Fiat Yamaha rider had dominated for much of the session, with Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner his only real challenger. Stoner ended the session in 2nd, over a tenth behind.
Valentino Rossi's miraculous recovery continues apace, the Fiat Yamaha rider ending the morning session in 3rd, four tenths behind his teammate, but ahead of yesterday's fastest man, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa sneaked ahead of LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet, the Frenchman continuing to impress on the satellite Honda, finishing ahead of the second factory bike of Andrea Dovizioso.
Marc Marquez continues to lead the 125cc class, topping the timesheets in a damp morning FP2 session. But unlike yesterday, Marquez' dominance is not total: the Red Bull Ajo rider has Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro within a tenth of a second, but Espargaro is the only rider capable of getting close. Third fastest in the morning was Esteve Rabat, who was over nine tenths' off of Marquez, and only eight thousandths ahead of Norwegian ex-Red Bull Rookie Sturla Fagerhaug.
Simone Corsi set the fastest time at the debut of the Moto2 class at the Sachsenring, putting his Motobi ahead of the FIMMCO Speed Up of Gabor Talmacsi by over two tenths of a second, a significant margin at the short German circuit. Alex Baldolini set the third fastest time on the Caretta Technologies ICP, finishing ahead of Julian Simon on the Mapfre Aspar bike. Simon, along with a number of other Suter riders, has a revised chassis in Germany. The Swiss chassis builder is not alone, though, as the MZ has a new frame and swingarm, and the Promoharris bikes have a completely revised fairing package, which Kenny Noyes unfortunately managed to completely destroy in a crash. The Moto2 practice was plagued by crashes, with Toni Elias managing to crash twice in the space of ten minutes, but ending up 5th on the grid.