2012 Aragon MotoGP FP3 Result: Pedrosa Grabs Lead In Wet Session

Dani Pedrosa has topped a damp final session of practice for the MotoGP class at the Motorland Aragon circuit. The Repsol Honda man picked up the pace halfway through the session to end what had been up until that point almost total dominance of the Yamahas, with the two Factory Yamaha bikes and the two Tech 3 Yamaha satellite machines occupying the top four spots, with only a brief interruption from Stefan Bradl.

Pedrosa ended the session a tenth of a second ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, who was in turn under a tenth quicker than his teammate Ben Spies. Andrea Dovizioso maintained the big Yamaha presence at the front, grabbing 4th just a fraction behind Spies, while Stefan Bradl ended the session in 5th, a third of a second off the time of the leader, Dani Pedrosa. Cal Crutchlow put his Monster Tech 3 Yamaha into 6th, making it four Yamahas in the top six, while Karel Abraham had a surprisingly strong morning session, grabbing 7th just under a second behind Pedrosa. Valentino Rossi ended the session in 8th, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Nicky Hayden.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 2'00.490    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 2'00.624 0.134 0.134
3 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 2'00.712 0.222 0.088
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA 2'00.727 0.237 0.015
5 6 Stefan BRADL HONDA 2'00.823 0.333 0.096
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA 2'00.824 0.334 0.001
7 17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI 2'01.419 0.929 0.595
8 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 2'01.713 1.223 0.294
9 56 Jonathan REA HONDA 2'01.947 1.457 0.234
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 2'02.123 1.633 0.176
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA 2'02.607 2.117 0.484
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 2'03.336 2.846 0.729
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR 2'03.622 3.132 0.286
14 77 James ELLISON ART 2'03.720 3.230 0.098
15 54 Mattia PASINI ART 2'04.020 3.530 0.300
16 5 Colin EDWARDS SUTER 2'04.162 3.672 0.142
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA-SUTER 2'04.555 4.065 0.393
18 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 2'04.612 4.122 0.057
19 8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 2'04.647 4.157 0.035
20 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 2'05.016 4.526 0.369
21 44 David SALOM BQR 2'05.898 5.408 0.882

 

Round Number: 
14
2012
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