2010 Catalunya MotoGP FP2 Result - Lorenzo Tight Group At Top

Jorge Lorenzo topped the MotoGP timesheets once again at Barcelona, putting on yet another dazzling display of speed and regularity during the final session of free practice. But the Fiat Yamaha rider's advantage over his rivals was small: Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa punched in a fast lap in the dying seconds to take 2nd, just five hundredths slower than Lorenzo, while Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner another four hundredths behind Pedrosa. Randy de Puniet once again demonstrated his form this season is no fluke, the LCR Honda ending the session in 4th, ahead of a surprising Aleix Espargaro. The Pramac Ducati rider - and local hero - got a useful tow off Casey Stoner, catapulting himself into 5th position, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'42.748    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'42.798 0.050 0.050
3 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'42.836 0.088 0.038
4 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'42.913 0.165 0.077
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'42.978 0.230 0.065
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'43.031 0.283 0.053
7 58 Marco SIMONCELLI HONDA 1'43.238 0.490 0.207
8 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'43.261 0.513 0.023
9 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'43.376 0.628 0.115
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'43.565 0.817 0.189
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI 1'43.623 0.875 0.058
12 40 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'43.900 1.152 0.277
13 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'43.923 1.175 0.023
14 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'43.946 1.198 0.023
15 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'44.115 1.367 0.169
16 64 Kousuke AKIYOSHI HONDA 1'45.442 2.694 1.327
17 8 Wataru YOSHIKAWA YAMAHA 1'46.653 3.905 1.211
Round Number: 
7
2010
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Comments

Espargaro doing such a superb job there, where is he finding this speed from?

He seems to be building quite nicely this year. It would appear it takes some time to really work out the performance parameters of these Bridgestones. But never underestimate the emotional effect a Latin rider feels in his own backyard.