2008 Indianapolis FP3 Times Day 2 - Elias Leads Rossi In The Dry

Toni Elias showed why he is such a hot favorite as the man to sign by topping this morning's free practice session, which started damp but dried out eventually. The Spaniard finished ahead of Valentino Rossi and the two Repsol Honda team mates, Nicky Hayden heading up Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa is getting up to speed very quickly on the Bridgestones in the dry, but is still struggling in the wet, something which overcame Rossi earlier in the year.

Ben Spies was the fastest Suzuki rider, casting doubts on the wisdom of signing the veteran Capirossi over the American youngster. Poor Ant West has gone from hero to zero once again, finishing bottom of the pile, after heading yesterday's sessions.

 

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Fast Lap Diff Diff Previous
1 24 Toni ELIAS DUCATI 1'43.708    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'43.780 0.072 0.072
3 69 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'43.826 0.118 0.046
4 2 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'43.893 0.185 0.067
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'44.171 0.463 0.278
6 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'44.210 0.502 0.039
7 11 Ben SPIES SUZUKI 1'44.211 0.503 0.001
8 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI DUCATI 1'44.459 0.751 0.248
9 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'44.499 0.791 0.040
10 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'45.087 1.379 0.588
11 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'45.147 1.439 0.060
12 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'45.158 1.450 0.011
13 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'45.172 1.464 0.014
14 48 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'45.318 1.610 0.146
15 33 Marco MELANDRI DUCATI 1'45.466 1.758 0.148
16 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'45.579 1.871 0.113
17 1 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'45.706 1.998 0.127
18 21 John HOPKINS KAWASAKI 1'45.894 2.186 0.188
19 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'46.945 3.237 1.051

 

 

 

Round Number: 
14
2008
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