2012 Le Mans MotoGP FP2 Result: Stoner's Reign Continues

Casey Stoner's domination at Le Mans continues. After taking top spot in the morning, the Australian spent the first part of practice further down the standings before finding his feet towards the end, and punching in three laps in the 1'33s. He ended the session on top of the timesheets, a quarter of a second ahead of his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa. Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo finished in 3rd, within four tenths of Stoner, and three tenths ahead of San Carlo Gresini's Alvaro Bautista, who was impressively quick throughout. Bautista got in front of the second Factory Yamaha of Ben Spies, while Andrea Dovizioso won the battle of the Monster Tech 3 Yamahas, but only by twenty-five thousandths, Cal Crutchlow ending behind Dovizioso in 7th. Hector Barbera led the Ducatis, the Pramac man finishing in 8th, ahead of Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 1 Casey STONER HONDA 1'33.740    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'34.005 0.265 0.265
3 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'34.136 0.396 0.131
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA 1'34.437 0.697 0.301
5 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'34.467 0.727 0.030
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA 1'34.585 0.845 0.118
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA 1'34.610 0.870 0.025
8 8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'35.079 1.339 0.469
9 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 1'35.112 1.372 0.033
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'35.132 1.392 0.020
11 6 Stefan BRADL HONDA 1'35.201 1.461 0.069
12 17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI 1'35.787 2.047 0.586
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'36.438 2.698 0.651
14 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR 1'36.928 3.188 0.490
15 54 Mattia PASINI ART 1'37.093 3.353 0.165
16 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 1'37.310 3.570 0.217
17 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'37.585 3.845 0.275
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA 1'38.255 4.515 0.670
19 22 Ivan SILVA BQR 1'38.260 4.520 0.005
20 77 James ELLISON ART 1'38.395 4.655 0.135
21 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUTER 1'39.383 5.643 0.988

 

2012
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Just think what Casey would be doing if he was still 'passionate" about racing still hehehe!!!