Dani Pedrosa obviously likes it in the US. After his relatively easy victory at Laguna Seca, he has come to Indianapolis and dominated. He was comfortably fastest in the rain yesterday, and during this morning's second free practice session, he completely blew away the rest of the field, smashing last year's pole record - set on qualifiers - leaving 2nd place man Jorge Lorenzo over a second behind.
Lorenzo was the first of a very tight group, ahead of surprise runner Alex de Angelis, Lorenzo's Fiat Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi and Tech 3's Colin Edwards, all four men separated by less than two tenths. Another couple of tenths separate that group from Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden in 6th and 7th. Another surprise waits in 8th place, Niccolo Canepa much happier here, at a track that he knows and has ridden before. Canepa finished ahead of Mika Kallio, on the other factory Ducati.
James Toseland had a crash early in the session, sliding off unhurt. He rejoined the session, but could fare no better than 16th place.
|3||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||HONDA||1'41.324||1.053||0.038|
|15||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||1'42.815||2.544||0.040|