2010 Laguna Seca MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Edges Stoner And Pedrosa In Morning

Jorge Lorenzo topped the timesheets on a beautiful Monterey morning at Laguna Seca, the Fiat Yamaha rider taking over the top spot at the halfway mark and not relinquishing it. Lorenzo displaced Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner, the Australian fastest in the first half of the session, but there was less than a tenth between the two. There was a similar gap to third-place man Dani Pedrosa, the Spaniard coming out ahead of his Repsol Honda teammate Andrea Dovizioso, reversing their positions from yesterday. Ben Spies once again took 5th place, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider edging Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'21.763    
2 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'21.826 0.063 0.063
3 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'21.876 0.113 0.050
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'22.166 0.403 0.290
5 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'22.293 0.530 0.127
6 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'22.334 0.571 0.041
7 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'22.642 0.879 0.308
8 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'22.769 1.006 0.127
9 40 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'22.846 1.083 0.077
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'22.913 1.150 0.067
11 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'23.077 1.314 0.164
12 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'23.307 1.544 0.230
13 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI 1'23.310 1.547 0.003
14 58 Marco SIMONCELLI HONDA 1'23.706 1.943 0.396
15 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'24.037 2.274 0.331
16 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN HONDA 1'24.368 2.605 0.331
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'24.637 2.874 0.269
Round Number: 
9
2010
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Whoops! Caught out by autocompletion. Thanks for the heads up, corrected that now.

Total votes: 37

What should we infer from the two Suzuki riders - one a rookie at the track and carrying signficant injuries, and the other a veteran whose career (nearly) dates back to the period when the track hosted its first GP - posting the exact same times?

Hmmm...

Either one of them is not trying hard.  Or, perhaps, in their case the ratio is 95% bike, 3% weather, 2% rider.

;-)

Total votes: 50

I kind of got the impression that Cap is towing his teammate around, to get him up to speed on a new track. There should be a difference in Qual if I'm right.

Total votes: 44

Fortunately for me, I didn't bet the house on this. Maybe running the same times is job security on a Suzuki. :-)

Total votes: 63