2006 Brno Free Practice Session 2

Valentino Rossi heads the timesheets after FP2 at Brno, after putting in a blistering time on qualifiers. The big surprise is Randy de Puniet on the Kawasaki in 2nd. The Bridgestones must be working well, as both 2nd place de Puniet and 3rd place Loris Capirossi are using them. The Dunlops aren't doing too badly either, as Carlos Checa put in a very respectable time in 7th. Title contenders Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa on the Repsol Hondas are way down in 8th and 11th respectively. But looking at the lap charts, it's clear that neither Pedrosa nor Hayden used qualifiers, electing to run a lot of laps on race tires instead. Chris Vermeulen, who started from pole at Laguna Seca, is a very disappointing 16th place, three and a half seconds behind Rossi.

UPDATE:
I've just learnt that Kenny Roberts Jr's time was set on a race tire. The four people ahead of him all set their times on qualifiers. The only person faster than Kenny Jr on race tires was Valentino Rossi, who put in a 1:59.050 on race tires.

Results:
 

1 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Camel Yamaha Team 1'57.871   293.1
2 17 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Kawasaki Racing Team 1'58.028 0.157 290.3
3 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1'58.470 0.599 294
4 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Camel Yamaha Team 1'58.851 0.980 291.9
5 10 Kenny ROBERTS JR USA Team Roberts KR211V 1'59.119 1.248 306.6
6 56 Shinya NAKANO JPN Kawasaki Racing Team 1'59.240 1.369 294
7 7 Carlos CHECA SPA Tech 3 Yamaha 1'59.254 1.383 290.8
8 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team 1'59.258 1.387 297.7
9 33 Marco MELANDRI ITA Fortuna Honda 1'59.313 1.442 292.7
10 21 John HOPKINS USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1'59.406 1.535 292
11 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Repsol Honda Team 1'59.515 1.644 295.2
12 27 Casey STONER AUS Honda LCR 1'59.607 1.736 297.9
13 6 Makoto TAMADA JPN Konica Minolta Honda 1'59.919 2.048 294.9
14 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Fortuna Honda 1'59.995 2.124 296.4
15 66 Alex HOFMANN GER Ducati Marlboro Team 2'00.507 2.636 291.7
16 71 Chris VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2'01.375 3.504 288.7
17 77 James ELLISON GBR Tech 3 Yamaha 2'02.426 4.555 288.2
18 30 Jose Luis CARDOSO SPA Pramac d'Antín DUCATI 2'02.730 4.859 281.6
19 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Pramac d'Antín DUCATI 2'04.244 6.373 286.2

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