2012 Motegi MotoGP FP3 Result: Pedrosa Leads Factory Yamahas

Dani Pedrosa was once again the fastest man on Saturday morning at Motegi, taking control at the halfway mark and posting a time a quarter of a second under the race lap record. Jorge Lorenzo took 2nd spot once again, also under the lap record but only by a few thousandths of a second. Behind Lorenzo came his Factory Yamaha teammate Ben Spies, the Texan having picked up the pace once he had a chance to use the soft tire. Andrea Dovizioso made it three Yamahas in the top four, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man just behind Spies. Alvaro Bautista is the second Honda, the San Carlo Gresini Honda man showing impressive speed to take 5th spot, anead of the second Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow and Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'45.792    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'46.057 0.265 0.265
3 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 1'46.138 0.346 0.081
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA 1'46.220 0.428 0.082
5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA 1'46.354 0.562 0.134
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA 1'46.436 0.644 0.082
7 1 Casey STONER HONDA 1'46.480 0.688 0.044
8 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 1'46.641 0.849 0.161
9 6 Stefan BRADL HONDA 1'47.028 1.236 0.387
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'47.240 1.448 0.212
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'47.685 1.893 0.445
12 8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 1'47.726 1.934 0.041
13 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA YAMAHA 1'47.737 1.945 0.011
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI 1'47.791 1.999 0.054
15 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'48.358 2.566 0.567
16 77 James ELLISON ART 1'48.628 2.836 0.270
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA-SUTER 1'49.243 3.451 0.615
18 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 1'49.349 3.557 0.106
19 84 Roberto ROLFO ART 1'49.353 3.561 0.004
20 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR 1'49.502 3.710 0.149
21 5 Colin EDWARDS SUTER 1'49.974 4.182 0.472
22 22 Ivan SILVA BQR 1'50.117 4.325 0.143

 

Round Number: 
15
2012
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