2010 Valencia MotoGP FP3 Result - Stoner Blitzes Saturday Morning

Casey Stoner has returned to the top of the timesheets at Valencia, controlling the third session of free practice for the MotoGP class with apparent ease. The Marlboro Ducati rider grabbed the top spot early on in the session, and was the first rider to crack the 1'32 barrier, eventually getting his time down to 1'32.664. Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa was the only man who could follow, the Spaniard riding remarkably well despite still healing from a broken collarbone and also just edging into the 1'32s.

2010 World Champion Jorge Lorenzo set the 3rd fastest time of the session, nearly half a second off Stoner's time, and just ahead of San Carlo Gresini's Marco Simoncelli, the Italian continuing his strong progress since the end of the season. Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies is apparently untroubled by his dislocated ankle as Pedrosa is by his collarbone, the Texan going 5th quickest in the session, just over a tenth of a second off Lorenzo in 3rd, while Andrea Dovizioso went 6th fastest during FP3.

While their teammates dominate at the front, Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi continue to struggle in mid-pack. Hayden ended the session in 9th, nearly eight tenths off Stoner's time, while Rossi could manage only the 10th fastest time, another few hundredths slower.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'32.664    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'32.945 0.281 0.281
3 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'33.117 0.453 0.172
4 58 Marco SIMONCELLI HONDA 1'33.171 0.507 0.054
5 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'33.226 0.562 0.055
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'33.397 0.733 0.171
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'33.408 0.744 0.011
8 40 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'33.440 0.776 0.032
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'33.454 0.790 0.014
10 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'33.498 0.834 0.044
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO DUCATI 1'33.615 0.951 0.117
12 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'33.781 1.117 0.166
13 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'33.986 1.322 0.205
14 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'34.012 1.348 0.026
15 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'34.092 1.428 0.080
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI 1'34.158 1.494 0.066
17 71 Carlos CHECA DUCATI 1'35.243 2.579 1.085
Round Number: 
18
2010
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If Dani has the strength to go for all the laps.
Sic is also very consistent and hopefully he will be on Sunday too.

Vale from the back may come out as an extra treat.

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