2012 Sachsenring MotoGP Warm Up Result: Stoner Fastest Despite Lowside

Casey Stoner was fastest in a sunny and dry warm up at the Sachsenring, leading a Repsol Honda 1-2, his teammate Dani Pedrosa just a couple of hundredths behind. Stoner lost he last couple of minutes of the warm up due to a crash at Turn 3, the Australian lowsiding in the very slow Omega Kurve and walking away unharmed. Jorge Lorenzo leads the Yamaha armada behind the Repsol Hondas, with Cal Crutchlow in 4th and Ben Spies in 5th, with only Nicky Hayden on the Factory Ducati interposing himself between Spies and Andrea Dovizioso.

The weather is set to be hot and sunny until around 3pm, meaning the races should be run in dry weather. Given the lack of dry setup time the teams have had, there may be some gambling on tire choice and setup.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 1 Casey STONER HONDA 1'22.558    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'22.584 0.026 0.026
3 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'22.950 0.392 0.366
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA 1'23.028 0.470 0.078
5 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'23.204 0.646 0.176
6 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'23.325 0.767 0.121
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA 1'23.339 0.781 0.014
8 6 Stefan BRADL HONDA 1'23.420 0.862 0.081
9 8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'23.591 1.033 0.171
10 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 1'23.604 1.046 0.013
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA 1'23.714 1.156 0.110
12 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'23.902 1.344 0.188
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR 1'24.664 2.106 0.762
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'24.814 2.256 0.150
15 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 1'24.820 2.262 0.006
16 54 Mattia PASINI ART 1'24.888 2.330 0.068
17 77 James ELLISON ART 1'25.386 2.828 0.498
18 22 Ivan SILVA BQR 1'25.783 3.225 0.397
19 5 Colin EDWARDS SUTER 1'25.894 3.336 0.111
20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA 1'26.385 3.827 0.491
21 2 Franco BATTAINI DUCATI 1'26.430 3.872 0.045

 

2012
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