2010 Aragon MotoGP FP1 Result - Pedrosa Dominates, Hayden Surprises

Dani Pedrosa's form in the MotoGP class is turning into something suspiciously resembling domination, the Repsol Honda rider ruling the first session of free practice at Aragon with an iron fist. The Spaniard led for much of the session, relinquishing the top spot only briefly before snatching it back with a much bigger margin each time. In the end, Pedrosa's advantage measured over four tenths of a second, with late fast laps by Nicky Hayden and Jorge Lorenzo the only reason the gap wasn't bigger.

Lorenzo had looked certain of the second fastest time, but a hot final lap by Hayden put the Marlboro Ducati man ahead of the Fiat Yamaha rider. Hayden's teammate Casey Stoner was fourth fastest, finishing ahead of San Carlo Gresini's Marco Simoncelli and Fiat's Valentino Rossi. While Stoner was still relatively close to Pedrosa's blistering time - the Australian being just under seven tenths slower than the Spaniard - Simoncelli marked the breaking point, the Italian over a second and a quarter behind Pedrosa.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'50.506    
2 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'50.917 0.411 0.411
3 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'50.928 0.422 0.011
4 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'51.195 0.689 0.267
5 58 Marco SIMONCELLI HONDA 1'51.768 1.262 0.573
6 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'51.769 1.263 0.001
7 40 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'51.792 1.286 0.023
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'51.845 1.339 0.053
9 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'52.027 1.521 0.182
10 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'52.141 1.635 0.114
11 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'52.321 1.815 0.180
12 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'52.340 1.834 0.019
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'52.752 2.246 0.412
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI 1'52.822 2.316 0.070
15 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'53.190 2.684 0.368
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'53.512 3.006 0.322
Round Number: 
13
2010
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Comments

Is Lorenzo getting those championship blues. If he finishes 2nd to Dani for the rest of the year I think he loses the title, so he better get it up at some point...

Lorenzo is up by 63 with 6 races to go. If Pedrosa wins the next 6, Lorenzo can finish in 3rd for them and he'd win the title by 9 points.

Good to see Nicky near the top, hopefully he can stay near the top this weekend.

If Pedrosa & Lorenzo finished 1 & 2 respectively the rest of the year, Lorenzo wins 391 to 358.

Unlikely scenario though, 1-2 for the remainder...

I understand that, I was replying to the original post. We were probably doing that at the same time... you're probably just a faster typist then me, or you add faster, whichever, or both...