2011 Valencia MotoGP FP1 Result: Stoner Tops Treacherous Session

Casey Stoner has topped the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Valencia, grabbing the fastest time in the final minutes on a drying but still difficult track. The Australian ended ahead of his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, the Spaniard finishing the session in 2nd. The Repsol Hondas led the Marlboro Ducatis, Valentino Rossi finishing in 3rd in front of Nicky Hayden, the Ducatis always performing better under damp conditions than in the dry.

Loris Capirossi, bearing Marco Simoncelli's number 58 on the fairing of his bike, set the 5th fastest time after leading for part of the session, while Ben Spies took 6th, ahead of Randy de Puniet and Toni Elias.

The circuit is drying out very slowly, and the rain appears to be holding off, so this afternoon's session should be held under slight better conditions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 27 Casey STONER HONDA 1'45.513    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'45.736 0.223 0.223
3 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 1'45.828 0.315 0.092
4 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'46.073 0.560 0.245
5 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'46.108 0.595 0.035
6 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'46.259 0.746 0.151
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET DUCATI 1'46.371 0.858 0.112
8 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'46.393 0.880 0.022
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'46.402 0.889 0.009
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA 1'46.581 1.068 0.179
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SUZUKI 1'46.922 1.409 0.341
12 8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'46.967 1.454 0.045
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI 1'47.079 1.566 0.112
14 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'47.581 2.068 0.502
15 41 Josh HAYES YAMAHA 1'48.037 2.524 0.456
16 89 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA YAMAHA 1'48.382 2.869 0.345

 

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Aoyama did a best of 1.47.«58» but as skillful as he can be I doubt he did it on purpose for his former teammate :)

Did you see what time you posted? 10:*58* Super Sic will always be with MotoGP and all of the family, friends and fans who miss him greatly.