2012 Laguna Seca MotoGP Warm Up Result: Stoner Edges Lorenzo In Crash-Filled Session

MotoGP warm up was delayed by an hour because of fog. The fog had left the track a little greasy in spots, as Nicky Hayden crashed at Turn 5 on his out lap, and later in the session, both Alvaro Bautista and Jorge Lorenzo went down at Turn 11. Lorenzo's crash did not slow him down: he led for most of the session, only losing out at the very end, when Casey Stoner sneaked past by one thousandth of a second, the smallest possible margin. Lorenzo ended up 2nd, ahead of Dani Pedrosa and the inseparable Monster Tech 3 Yamaha paring of Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow.

Steve Rapp, failed to get within the 107% of the pole time on the Attack Kawasaki wildcard CRT bike, and as he has not managed to do so in any of the sessions so far this weekend, will not be allowed to start. Rapp and Attack Kawasaki will get a second chance in three weeks' time, at Indianapolis.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 1 Casey STONER HONDA 1'21.406    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'21.407 0.001 0.001
3 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'21.553 0.147 0.146
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA 1'21.902 0.496 0.349
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA 1'22.072 0.666 0.170
6 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'22.249 0.843 0.177
7 6 Stefan BRADL HONDA 1'22.545 1.139 0.296
8 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'22.700 1.294 0.155
9 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 1'22.786 1.380 0.086
10 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'23.842 2.436 1.056
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'24.093 2.687 0.251
12 17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI 1'24.129 2.723 0.036
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR 1'24.141 2.735 0.012
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA 1'24.539 3.133 0.398
15 24 Toni ELIAS DUCATI 1'24.553 3.147 0.014
16 77 James ELLISON ART 1'24.955 3.549 0.402
17 22 Ivan SILVA BQR 1'25.057 3.651 0.102
18 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 1'25.093 3.687 0.036
19 5 Colin EDWARDS SUTER 1'25.234 3.828 0.141
20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA 1'25.428 4.022 0.194
21 54 Mattia PASINI ART 1'25.648 4.242 0.220
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  15 Steve RAPP APR      

 

Round Number: 
10
2012
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Comments

I understand that they will race anyway. Still this could have been more time to improve the bike....

Am I the only American who feels like strangling the programmers at Speed? The race starts in 30 minutes, yet it won't be on TV until 6pm, meanwhile the qualifying didn't air until 11 last night, and the AMA races won't air until midnight (unfortunately normal here). I guess more Americans would rather watch Nascar commentary and pick-up truck repair shows. So damn frustrating it almost makes a Dorna subscription worthwhile. Anyway, I know that was unrelated, but it's damned annoying.

You're not the only one who thinks this is stupid. As a fan of the lower classes, don't even bring up the fact that Moto3 isn't usually broadcasted until the Tuesday (!) after the race weekend.

Agreed. The fact that they showed a local GP race hours after it happens is just unacceptable. Shaheen made a couple of inaccurate comments, as usual. The comment that Pedrosa was still chasing his first victory one such example.