Archive - Race Or Practice Result
September 3rd, 2010
The two days of practice that the Ducati team had at Mugello earlier this week appears to have paid off, and not just for Michel Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga. The top of the timesheets was awash with Ducatis during the first session of free practice at the Nurburgring, with four of them in the top five positions. But it was not a Ducati in the very top spot, Max Biaggi setting the fastest time on the Alitalia Aprilia, and looking in good shape to lock down the World Superbike title as the series enters its final stages. Fabrizio was 2nd fastest, and just over five hundredths off Biaggi, while Althea Ducati's Carlos Checa interposed himself between Fabrizio and Haga in 4th.
Places 5 through 8 were taken by the British contingent. Althea Ducati's Shane Byrne was the fastest Brit, ahead of Ten Kate Honda's Johnny Rea and Sterilgarda Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow in 7th. Championship contender Leon Haslam could only manage the 8th fastest time on the Alstare Suzuki, nearly two thirds of a second slower than Biaggi.
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Indianapolis:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Indianapolis:
Results and summary of the 125cc race at Indianapolis:
Jorge Lorenzo reclaimed the top spot in Sunday morning's warm up session, the Fiat Yamaha rider putting in another unstoppable lap at the end. The session turned into something more resembling qualifying than just a warm up, the lead changing constantly in the last minutes of the session. Valentino Rossi, Ben Spies and Dani Pedrosa all held the lead, but Lorenzo came out on top in the end.
Valentino Rossi extended his run of crashes into the morning warm up, the Italian losing the front at Turn 10 and going down. Rossi came away from the crash relatively unhurt, but the incident cannot have helped his already dented confidence. The man set to replace him in the factory Yamaha team, Ben Spies, will have gained confidence, Spies setting the 3rd fastest time of the session, just behind Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and ahead of Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner.
Results of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Indianapolis:
2010 Indianapolis MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result - Stunning Last Five Minutes Sees Surprise Front Row
Results and summary of MotoGP qualifying practice at Indianapolis:
Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding continued to shake up the established order in Moto2 at Indianapolis, topping the timesheets during the second session of free practice. Redding finished ahead of FIMMCO Speed Up's Andrea Iannone and the Thai Honda Bimota of Ratthapark Wilairot. Julian Simon finished the session in 4th aboard the Mapfre Aspar Suter, while championship leader Toni Elias end up 5th fastest. Jason Di Salvo was once again the fastest of the Americans, putting his FTR ahead of Roger Lee Hayden's Moriwaki and Kenny Noyes' Promoharris bike.
Casey Stoner continues to top the timesheets at Indianapolis, but only after a torrid session which saw the Marlboro Ducati rider lose a kneeslider, then crash, before putting in a pair of blistering last laps to set the fastest time. Stoner deposed Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa, who had been fast all session, while Pedrosa had in turn deposed his teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo ended the session in 4th.
Marc Marquez continues to wield control over the 125cc class, beating his Ajo Derbi teammate Sandro Cortese by seven hundredths of a second to lead the second session of free practice for the 125cc class at Indianapolis. The Ajo team led the Bancaja Aspar team, with Nico Terol just over a tenth faster than Bradley Smith. Marquez' main title rival Pol Espargaro ended the session in 6th, nearly nine tenths off Marquez' time.