Casey Stoner's lack of track time on a road bike at Aragon has proven to be the non-issue the Marlboro Ducati rider predicted. After finishing 4th and 1st on Friday, Stoner led the third session of free practice for the MotoGP class almost from start to finish. The Australian ended up over a third of a second faster than yesterday morning's fastest man Dani Pedrosa. The Repsol Honda rider found himself sandwiched between a pair of Ducatis, with Nicky Hayden 3rd fastest, showing very strong form here at Aragon, while Hayden is similarly sandwiched between Repsol Honda's, Pedrosa's teammate Andrea Dovizioso ending the session in 4th.
Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo is the best of the Yamahas, but the Yamahas are clearly suffering with a horsepower deficit at Aragon. The Fiat Yamaha rider set the 5th fastest time in FP3, just a fraction ahead of Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies, who was 6th. Lorenzo's teammate Valentino Rossi continues to struggle with his shoulder, managing only the 11th fastest time, nearly a second and a half behind Stoner.
|7||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||1'50.986||0.871||0.143|