MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2007 Brno FP1 Times - Day 1

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'58.881
2 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'59.543 0.662 0.662
3 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'59.765 0.884 0.222
4 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 2'00.017 1.136 0.252
5 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 2'00.198 1.317 0.181
6 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 2'00.228 1.347 0.030
7 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 2'00.310 1.429 0.082
8 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 2'00.398 1.517 0.088
9 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 2'00.399 1.518 0.001
10 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 2'00.678 1.797 0.279
11 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 2'00.782 1.901 0.104
12 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 2'00.895 2.014 0.113
13 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 2'00.988 2.107 0.093
14 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 2'01.003 2.122 0.015
15 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 2'01.318 2.437 0.315
16 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 2'01.433 2.552 0.115
17 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 2'01.559 2.678 0.126
18 22 Ivan SILVA DUCATI 2'03.619 4.738 2.060
19 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 2'03.662 4.781 0.043

Circuit Records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'58.881 163.615 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'58.157 164.618 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Valentino ROSSI 1'56.191 167.403 Km/h
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2007 Laguna Seca MotoGP Race Results

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 44'20.325
2 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 44'30.190 9.865
3 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 44'45.966 25.641
4 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 44'50.989 30.664
5 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 44'55.947 35.622
6 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 44'58.631 38.306
7 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 45'01.747 41.422
8 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 45'02.680 42.355
9 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 45'03.845 43.520
10 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN KAWASAKI 45'04.045 43.720
11 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 45'07.701 47.376
12 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 45'13.173 52.848
13 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 45'18.735 58.410
14 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 45'35.691 1'15.366
15 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 45'35.595 2 laps
16 57 Chaz DAVIES DUCATI 44'34.640 3 laps
Not Classified
1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 31'49.864 10 laps
17 Miguel DUHAMEL HONDA 14'29.711 22 laps
80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 7'16.822 27 laps
65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 4'21.970 29 laps
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2007 Laguna Seca Qualifying Practice Times - Day 2

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.292
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'22.501 0.209 0.209
3 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'22.590 0.298 0.089
4 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'22.624 0.332 0.034
5 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'22.683 0.391 0.059
6 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'22.914 0.622 0.231
7 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'22.933 0.641 0.019
8 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'22.943 0.651 0.010
9 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'23.006 0.714 0.063
10 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'23.018 0.726 0.012
11 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'23.036 0.744 0.018
12 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'23.091 0.799 0.055
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'23.113 0.821 0.022
14 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'23.207 0.915 0.094
15 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'23.263 0.971 0.056
16 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN KAWASAKI 1'23.425 1.133 0.162
17 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'23.557 1.265 0.132
18 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'23.662 1.370 0.105
19 17 Miguel DUHAMEL HONDA 1'23.923 1.631 0.261
20 57 Chaz DAVIES DUCATI 1'24.098 1.806 0.175

Circuit records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'22.292 157.925 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.333 155.952 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2007 Casey STONER 1'22.292 157.925 Km/h
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2007 MotoGP Laguna Seca FP3 Times - Day 2

The third free practice session at Laguna Seca was no different to the first, with Casey Stoner once again dominating the session almost from start to finish. Stoner continues to be several tenths faster than anyone else in the paddock, with Suzuki's Chris Vermeulen being the man to get closes this time out. A measure of just how good Stoner is here is the fact that the next Ducati is Loris Capirossi down in 14th, 0.996 (a fine Ducati number) slower. What's more, Stoner's time is already faster than the pole record here, set by Nicky Hayden in 2005, on a motorcycle with 190cc more capacity, and on qualifying tires. Pole this year is likely to be inside of 1'21.

Times in the session were considerably closer, once you ignore SuperStoner, with just over a second between 2nd and 16th places, and 2nd to 6th place separated by just 0.137 seconds. The names were the ones we've been seeing all weekend, Chris Vermeulen and his Suzuki team mate John Hopkins, Marco Melandri the best Honda rider, ahead of Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa on the Repsol Hondas. Colin Edwards is the first Fiat Yamaha rider, dropping down a little, and Valentino Rossi is down in 9th, after crashing out at Turn 6 while in the middle of a run of fast laps. The bad news for Rossi is that The Doctor bruised his shoulder and banged up his left hand, particularly the little finger. Rossi is currently getting some physio on his shoulder, to get him ready for this afternoon's qualifying session.

An honorable mention must go to Roger Lee Hayden, fastest of the Kawasakis, finishing ahead of regular riders Randy de Puniet and Ant West. Makoto Tamada also did well, setting the 8th fastest time on a tire he had already done a fast lap on, making it unlikely he used a qualifier. A special mention also goes out to Chaz Davies, taking over 1.2 seconds off his fastest time from yesterday afternoon. Miguel Duhamel, the other replacement rider, put in a solid display, beating out Kurtis Roberts who failed to improve on his time from yesterday.

Among the strugglers were Loris Capirossi, disappointing after last week's podium, and Alex Barros, who is in considerable pain from his hand injury. If he continues to struggle, and Davies continues to improve, Barros could find himself being beaten by hs temporary team mate. As for Shinya Nakano, he languishes near the bottom of the standings once again, presumably ruing the decision to leave the Kawasaki with every breath he takes.

Qualifying takes place in a couple of hours from now.

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.365
2 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'22.723 0.358 0.358
3 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'22.756 0.391 0.033
4 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'22.821 0.456 0.065
5 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'22.839 0.474 0.018
6 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'22.860 0.495 0.021
7 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.049 0.684 0.189
8 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'23.263 0.898 0.214
9 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'23.272 0.907 0.009
10 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'23.282 0.917 0.010
11 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN KAWASAKI 1'23.285 0.920 0.003
12 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'23.313 0.948 0.028
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'23.333 0.968 0.020
14 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'23.361 0.996 0.028
15 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'23.468 1.103 0.107
16 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'23.734 1.369 0.266
17 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'23.930 1.565 0.196
18 17 Miguel DUHAMEL HONDA 1'24.626 2.261 0.696
19 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'24.928 2.563 0.302
20 57 Chaz DAVIES DUCATI 1'25.219 2.854 0.291

Circuit records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'22.365 157.785 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.333 155.952 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2007 Casey STONER 1'22.365 157.785 Km/h
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2007 MotoGP Laguna Seca FP2 Times - Day 1

If the conditions this morning were perfect at Laguna Seca, the conditions this afternoon were even more so, as impossible as that sounds. And Casey Stoner was like the weather: Perfect in the morning, even more perfect in the afternoon. In fact, Stoner is as scary fast here as he was at the Sachsenring. Not that Stoner's fast times in practice did him much good during the race in Germany, but one glance at Stoner's lap times shows a terrifying consistency, lap after lap of low 1'23s. That looks like being race pace, and good enough to win come Sunday.

The other man to be so quick is Marco Melandri. Melandri has traveled a long road at Laguna, going from hating the place, and crashing badly 3 times at his first visit in 2005, to loving the place last year, to being very quick here this year. Behind Melandri is John Hopkins, who also had a good session. His first run during the afternoon featured a long, consistent run of 1'23 laps, a solid foundation to build on tomorrow.

In 4th spot is Colin Edwards, who also has a solid pace. Edwards was constantly at the front in both of today's sessions, and looks promising for the race. Behind Edwards was Dani Pedrosa. In contrast to the top 4 and Rossi, Pedrosa's time was set late in the session, on a single fast lap. Both Repsol Hondas have struggled, despite finishing 5th and 8th, spending most of the session a way down the timesheets, pulling out fast laps at the end to move them up the standings.

Valentino Rossi is in 6th spot, but was again consistently fast throughout the session. Chris Vermeulen took 7th, running well at one of his favorite tracks, only knocked out of the top 6 by Pedrosa's fast lap. For most of the session, only the first 6 were within 1 second of the Stoner, but towards the end, a few more people managed to close up the gap, with Nicky Hayden, Loris Capirossi and Makoto Tamada closing to within 1 second, and Carlos Checa just 1/1000th of a second outside of a second.

The Dunlop riders ran surprisingly well, and though Tamada's time was set on qualifiers, Sylvain Guintoli's time was set after a long run. And with the places 10 to 16 all within half a second of each other, 14th spot is pretty good.

As for the American wild cards, Roger Lee Hayden did remarkably well, taking 15th spot ahead of regulars Alex Barros (who is still suffering with a hand injury), Kurtis Roberts and Shinya Nakano. Hayden even nipped ahead of his world champion brother at one point during the session, though Nicky quickly put an end to that. Miguel Duhamel is having a tougher time, for the first time he has ridden the bike, but he is almost in touch with the MotoGP regulars, and is also not known for setting great times during practice.

Kurtis Roberts has a new chassis at Laguna, and so far, he seems to be making progress. He has moved up from languishing at the bottom of the field, and though he is still a little way out of contention, he is much closer than he has been for a while. Promising stuff indeed for Team KR.

The man with the toughest job this weekend is Chaz Davies. The former 250 rider from Britain originally arrived at Laguna thinking he would be riding his Supersport and Formula Xtreme machines in the AMA races, but after Alex Hofmann was ruled out with a hand injury suffered during the first free practice session, Davies stepped in to take the 2nd Pramac d'Antin Ducati. He has done exactly what was required from him in his first session, setting ever faster laps through the practice, to end up within a second of Duhamel and 1.5 seconds of Nakano. By the time the race comes around, he should be ready to run with the regulars, not bad for someone who has never ridden a MotoGP bike before.

Practice continues tomorrow, with Qualifying in the afternoon.

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.997
2 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'23.177 0.180 0.180
3 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'23.452 0.455 0.275
4 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.535 0.538 0.083
5 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'23.548 0.551 0.013
6 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'23.550 0.553 0.002
7 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'23.576 0.579 0.026
8 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'23.768 0.771 0.192
9 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'23.912 0.915 0.144
10 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'23.965 0.968 0.053
11 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'23.998 1.001 0.033
12 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'24.043 1.046 0.045
13 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'24.077 1.080 0.034
14 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'24.173 1.176 0.096
15 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN KAWASAKI 1'24.325 1.328 0.152
16 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'24.457 1.460 0.132
17 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'24.666 1.669 0.209
18 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'24.850 1.853 0.184
19 17 Miguel DUHAMEL HONDA 1'25.726 2.729 0.876
20 57 Chaz DAVIES DUCATI 1'26.459 3.462 0.733

Circuit records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'22.997 156.583 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.333 155.952 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2005 Nicky HAYDEN 1'22.670 157.203 Km/h
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2007 MotoGP Laguna Seca FP1 Times - Day 1

Conditions were more or less ideal for the first practice session at Laguna Seca. The usual suspects were in excellent form, although Casey Stoner took a while to get up to speed, but after 20 minutes or so, Stoner was bang at the top of the timesheets, a position he did not relinquish. Otherwise the Americans, or rather, the American regulars, were good, as expected, with John Hopkins and Colin Edwards being very fast right from the off.

The top 6 were all pretty close, with a gap after Chris Vermeulen down to 7th. Vermeulen took his time to get into his stride though, gradually climbing up into the top echelons. After their triumph of last week, the Repsol Hondas, reportedly fresh off re-signing their sponsor, are a way down the field. In theory, they should both be fast here, but theory is a very cruel mistress indeed.

The big excitement came early in the session, when Sylvain Guintoli messed up the Corkscrew, and fired through the gravel taking out Alex Hofmann. Hofmann was injured and taken to the medical center. No word yet on his condition.

Practice continues this afternoon.

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'23.410
2 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'23.597 0.187 0.187
3 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.692 0.282 0.095
4 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'23.753 0.343 0.061
5 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'23.754 0.344 0.001
6 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'23.962 0.552 0.208
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'24.311 0.901 0.349
8 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'24.516 1.106 0.205
9 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'24.552 1.142 0.036
10 95 Roger Lee HAYDEN KAWASAKI 1'24.584 1.174 0.032
11 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'24.680 1.270 0.096
12 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'24.786 1.376 0.106
13 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'25.032 1.622 0.246
14 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'25.097 1.687 0.065
15 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'25.370 1.960 0.273
16 17 Miguel DUHAMEL HONDA 1'25.550 2.140 0.180
17 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'25.570 2.160 0.020
18 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'25.745 2.335 0.175
19 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'26.058 2.648 0.313
20 66 Alex HOFMANN DUCATI 1'27.751 4.341 1.693

Circuit records:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'23.410 155.808 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.333 155.952 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2005 Nicky HAYDEN 1'22.670 157.203 Km/h
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2007 Sachsenring MotoGP Race Results

1 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 41'53.196
2 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 42'06.362 13.166
3 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 42'09.967 16.771
4 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 42'11.495 18.299
5 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 42'24.622 31.426
6 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 42'25.113 31.917
7 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 42'26.591 33.395
8 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 42'34.390 41.194
9 66 Alex HOFMANN DUCATI 42'36.410 43.214
10 84 Michel FABRIZIO HONDA 42'37.655 44.459
11 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 42'55.090 1'01.894
12 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 43'03.917 1'10.721
13 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 42'48.710 2 laps
14 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 42'34.089 3 laps
Not Classified
14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 41'46.308 1 lap
56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 28'40.361 11 laps
4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 12'41.157 21 laps
46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 7'02.631 25 laps
50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 4'17.597 27 laps
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2007 Sachsenring Qualifying Practice Times - Day 2

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.384
2 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'22.388 0.004 0.004
3 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'22.397 0.013 0.009
4 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'22.539 0.155 0.142
5 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'22.561 0.177 0.022
6 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'22.605 0.221 0.044
7 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'22.615 0.231 0.010
8 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'22.897 0.513 0.282
9 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'22.958 0.574 0.061
10 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'22.969 0.585 0.011
11 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'23.039 0.655 0.070
12 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'23.056 0.672 0.017
13 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.090 0.706 0.034
14 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'23.151 0.767 0.061
15 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'23.182 0.798 0.031
16 66 Alex HOFMANN DUCATI 1'23.199 0.815 0.017
17 84 Michel FABRIZIO HONDA 1'23.491 1.107 0.292
18 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'23.744 1.360 0.253
19 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'24.209 1.825 0.465

Circuit Record:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'22.384 160.414 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.355 158.545 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'21.815 161.530 Km/h
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2007 Sachsenring FP3 Times - Day 2

The weather has warmed up considerably at the Sachsenring, but no change at the top of the timesheet. Casey Stoner continued his terrifiying domination at the German track, over 3/10ths faster than his team mate, and big surprise, Loris Capirossi. Capirossi has been almost invisible for most of the sessions, and indeed, for most of the season, and with negotiations with Ducati stalled, needs a strong result to get his career back into gear. This looks like the first, tentative step on the way.

But Capirossi's small steps are as nothing compared to Casey Stoner's giant leaps. The Australian had one awe-inspiring run of 10 laps, 7 of which were in the 1'22 bracket. Of the 21 full laps he rode, 9 were 1'22s.

Where Casey's race pace seems to be in the high 1'22s, for the mere mortals of the field, such as Valentino Rossi, race pace will be somewhere in the low 1'23 bracket. The Sachsenring is known for close racing, but Stoner doesn't seem to appreciate that reputation.

Rossi was unable to improve his best time from yesterday, only managing the 7th fastest time ahead of team mate Colin Edwards. Between the Fiat Yamaha team and the Marlboro Ducati team were Marco Melandri, Randy de Puniet, Carlos Checa and John Hopkins, all riders who have looked strong all weekend.

The Repsol Honda team seemed to have lost their way a little again, with Nicky Hayden down in 10th (but well up from his dismal 17th spot from yesterday), and Dani Pedrosa down in 14th, behind French Tech 3 Yamaha rider Sylvain Guintoli. Guintoli has been surprising all weekend, and continues to shine.

Qualifying practice will be held this afternoon, with temperatures looking to be around 30 degrees C, the warmest they've been in Northern Europe, and a MotoGP round, for quite a while.

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.656
2 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'23.013 0.357 0.357
3 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'23.170 0.514 0.157
4 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'23.202 0.546 0.032
5 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'23.220 0.564 0.018
6 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'23.339 0.683 0.119
7 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'23.347 0.691 0.008
8 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.380 0.724 0.033
9 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'23.408 0.752 0.028
10 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'23.454 0.798 0.046
11 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'23.585 0.929 0.131
12 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'23.590 0.934 0.005
13 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'23.617 0.961 0.027
14 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'23.653 0.997 0.036
15 84 Michel FABRIZIO HONDA 1'23.701 1.045 0.048
16 66 Alex HOFMANN DUCATI 1'23.764 1.108 0.063
17 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'23.806 1.150 0.042
18 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'23.935 1.279 0.129
19 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'25.097 2.441 1.162

Circuit Record:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'22.656 159.886 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.355 158.545 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'21.815 161.530 Km/h
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2007 Sachsenring FP2 Times - Day 1

Another session dominated by Casey Stoner this afternoon. Stoner was consistently the fastest rider, and took another big chunk out of the lap record today. Valentino Rossi was once again the only man who could get anywhere near Stoner, finally closing to within 35/100ths of the Australian.

The big surprise of the session is Sylvain Guintoli up in 4th spot. Guintoli set his fastest time on a set of qualifiers, but was quick on the previous laps on harder compound tires. Whether he can carry this form into qualifying remains to be seen, but the Dunlops have looked better than ever so far at the Sachsenring.

This afternoon's session was riddled with incidents, with rider after riding running off the track, though few actually crashed and hurt themselves. But the session was rounded off with a piece of grand theater, with Nicky Hayden's Honda RC212V self-destructing in the most spectacular manner, spewing out smoke and engine parts onto the track down the front straight. The disintegration of his engine marked the end of a difficult session for the reigning world champion, as he failed to improve his time from the morning practice.

Practice continues tomorrow morning, before the qualifying session tomorrow afternoon to determine the grid.

1 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.737
2 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'23.083 0.346 0.346
3 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'23.366 0.629 0.283
4 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI YAMAHA 1'23.387 0.650 0.021
5 7 Carlos CHECA HONDA 1'23.413 0.676 0.026
6 33 Marco MELANDRI HONDA 1'23.430 0.693 0.017
7 4 Alex BARROS DUCATI 1'23.548 0.811 0.118
8 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.613 0.876 0.065
9 21 John HOPKINS SUZUKI 1'23.645 0.908 0.032
10 14 Randy DE PUNIET KAWASAKI 1'23.667 0.930 0.022
11 71 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'23.683 0.946 0.016
12 65 Loris CAPIROSSI DUCATI 1'23.687 0.950 0.004
13 66 Alex HOFMANN DUCATI 1'23.856 1.119 0.169
14 6 Makoto TAMADA YAMAHA 1'24.090 1.353 0.234
15 13 Anthony WEST KAWASAKI 1'24.106 1.369 0.016
16 56 Shinya NAKANO HONDA 1'24.208 1.471 0.102
17 1 Nicky HAYDEN HONDA 1'24.238 1.501 0.030
18 84 Michel FABRIZIO HONDA 1'24.748 2.011 0.510
19 80 Kurtis ROBERTS KR212V 1'25.316 2.579 0.568

Circuit Record:

Fastest Lap: Casey STONER 1'22.737 159.73 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.355 158.545 Km/h
Circuit Best Lap: 2006 Dani PEDROSA 1'21.815 161.530 Km/h
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