2012 Misano MotoGP FP1 Result: Petrucci Tops Difficult Damp Session

Danilo Petrucci topped a treacherous first session of practice for the MotoGP class, though conditions were such that more than half the grid stayed in their garages, deciding that venturing out would be unproductive. The riders who did risk going out were mostly those needing the experience: Petrucci had his first chance to get used to the Suter BMW the team are now running, having dropped their homebrew steel trellis frame with an Aprilia engine. David Salom, replacing Ivan Silva at Avintia BQR, got acquainted with a MotoGP CRT bike, though what he really needs is experience with the tires, and the damp conditions were far from amenable to understanding the tires. And Nicky Hayden got a chance to see just how well his damaged hand was holding up, putting in 5 laps to test his fractured right metacarpal.

The weather is expected to improve as the day goes on, and the riders will hope to get some time on a properly dry track during FP2.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA-SUTER 1'43.178    
2 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 1'43.327 0.149 0.149
3 77 James ELLISON ART 1'45.730 2.552 2.403
4 44 David SALOM BQR 1'46.886 3.708 1.156
5 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'48.298 5.120 1.412
6 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'48.409 5.231 0.111
7 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR 1'48.553 5.375 0.144
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'50.400
  54 Mattia PASINI ART 1'50.482 7.304 1.929
  5 Colin EDWARDS SUTER 1'53.064 9.886 2.582
Not Classified
  4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA      
  6 Stefan BRADL HONDA      
  8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI      
  14 Randy DE PUNIET ART      
  17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI      
  19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA      
  26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA      
  35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA      
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART      
  46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI      
  56 Jonathan REA HONDA      
  99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA      

 

Round Number: 
13
2012
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