2012 Motegi MotoGP FP1 Result: Lorenzo Takes First Blood

Jorge Lorenzo got the weekend of the Japanese Grand Prix off to a good start, topping the timesheet in the first session of MotoGP free practice under clear and sunny skies. His rival for the title Dani Pedrosa took 2nd, just over a tenth behind the Factory Yamaha man and ahead of the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha of Andrea Dovizioso, a man with an outstanding record at Motegi. After a false start - a problem with his bike left him stranded at the trackside before he had even completed his first lap - Casey Stoner was soon back up to speed, securing 4th spot, but still three quarters of a second off the pace of Lorenzo.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'46.558    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'46.699 0.141 0.141
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA 1'46.919 0.361 0.220
4 1 Casey STONER HONDA 1'47.316 0.758 0.397
5 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'47.328 0.770 0.012
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA 1'47.366 0.808 0.038
7 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'47.551 0.993 0.185
8 6 Stefan BRADL HONDA 1'47.561 1.003 0.010
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA 1'47.637 1.079 0.076
10 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 1'47.786 1.228 0.149
11 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA YAMAHA 1'48.390 1.832 0.604
12 8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'49.106 2.548 0.716
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI 1'49.160 2.602 0.054
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'49.265 2.707 0.105
15 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'49.354 2.796 0.089
16 5 Colin EDWARDS SUTER 1'50.184 3.626 0.830
17 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 1'50.268 3.710 0.084
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR 1'50.771 4.213 0.503
19 77 James ELLISON ART 1'51.039 4.481 0.268
20 84 Roberto ROLFO ART 1'51.225 4.667 0.186
21 22 Ivan SILVA BQR 1'52.044 5.486 0.819
22 9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA-SUTER 1'52.188 5.630 0.144

 

Round Number: 
15
2012
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