2012 Sepang MotoGP FP2 Result: Session Lost To Conditions With Wet And Dry Track

The weather returned to play a significant role in MotoGP, once again causing a session of free  practice to be wasted. A cloudburst at the start of the session left the section around turns 1 and 2 soaking, with a stream of water running across the track, while the rest of the track dried quickly. The track was too wet around the first couple of turns to safely run slicks, and too dry elsewhere to use wets without completely destroying them in a couple of laps. A few riders went out throughout the session, with a few of the bravest souls - including Silva and Michele Pirro - trying the track on slick tires at the very end. Silva and Pirro were rewarded with the fastest times in the session, but those were meaningless under the circumstances.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 22 Ivan SILVA BQR 2'10.602    
2 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 2'12.043 1.441 1.441
3 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 2'12.046 1.444 0.003
4 84 Roberto ROLFO ART 2'13.216 2.614 1.170
5 17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI 2'16.143 5.541 2.927
6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA 2'17.136 6.534 0.993
7 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 2'17.173 6.571 0.037
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 2'17.429 6.827 0.256
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 2'17.804 7.202 0.375
10 77 James ELLISON ART 2'18.478 7.876 0.674
11 6 Stefan BRADL HONDA 2'19.085 8.483 0.607
Not qualified (Out 107%) 2'19.744
  8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 2'21.113 10.511 2.028
  5 Colin EDWARDS SUTER 2'26.857 16.255 5.744
Not Classified
  1 Casey STONER HONDA      
  4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA      
  9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA-SUTER      
1 1 Ben SPIES YAMAHA      
2 6 Dani PEDROSA HONDA      
3 5 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA      
6 8 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR      
9 9 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA      

 

Round Number: 
16
2012
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wish that motomatters able to feature scott jones beautiful photos of the race at sepang... he he he...