MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2009 Sachsenring 250cc Race Result - Lead Held To Line Despite Desperate Chase

Race result and summary of the 250cc German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:

Marco Simoncelli won a rain-shortened 250cc race at the Sachsenring, but his victory didn't come easy. The Italian led away from the line at the first time of asking, but rain started falling almost the moment the bikes left the line, and after Jules Cluzel crashed heavily at the fast and frightening Turn 11, the race was red-flagged, rescheduled, and shortened from 29 to 19 laps.

At the second time of asking, it was Alex Debon who got the jump, leading by nearly a second and half by the end of the first lap, but after fighting his way through to 2nd on the opening lap, Simoncelli started the difficult business of chasing the Spanish veteran down. It took Simoncelli until lap 6 to catch Debon, but the Spaniard used some wily tricks - including putting a backmarker between himself and the Italian - to hold off the inevitable. It worked for two laps, but on lap 8, Simoncelli was past going into Turn 1. Though Simoncelli was past, he could not drop Debon, and the two stayed together all the way to the line, Simoncelli prevailing over Debon.

Marco Simoncelli at the Sachsenring

Once again the excitement was over 3rd place, which developed into a battle royal between Alvaro Bautista, Hiroshi Aoyama, Hector Barbera, Hector Faubel and Mike di Meglio. Faubel and Aoyama had the early running, but Bautista, Barbera, di Meglio and Mattia Pasini soon caught the pair, despite Barbera and Bautista squabbling over the chase. 

Di Meglio and Pasini did not survive the chase, both crashing out round the last part of the track, though on different laps. Aoyama had passed Faubel on lap 4, but Faubel had hung on, though once Barbera and Bautista arrived they were soon past him. It was clear that the Aprilias of the two Spaniards had a speed advantage over Aoyama's Honda, but the Honda put on a masterful display of holding off riders on superior equipment.

For the last 7 laps, Barbera and Bautista dropped down the hill, drawing level with Aoyama going into Turn 12, but each time, Aoyama either held them off, or slipped back underneath on the exit of the corner. Bautista tried at Turn 13, the final corner, but Aoyama pulled exactly the same trick there. The Scot Honda rider's resistance lasted until the final lap, when Bautista shot underneath him going into Turn 1, and Aoyama had no way of getting it back. 

The scrap for 3rd had brought the group close to Simoncelli and Debon, but in the end, they were not quite close enough for Bautista to attempt a pass for 2nd. But the 3 extra points Bautista scored for 3rd allowed him to narrow the gap in the championship with Aoyama to just 10 points.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 58 Marco SIMONCELLI GILERA 27'11.034  
2 6 Alex DEBON APRILIA 27'11.513 0.479
3 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA APRILIA 27'11.562 0.528
4 4 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 27'11.900 0.866
5 40 Hector BARBERA APRILIA 27'12.294 1.260
6 55 Hector FAUBEL HONDA 27'17.006 5.972
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO APRILIA 27'19.755 8.721
8 12 Thomas LUTHI APRILIA 27'19.796 8.762
9 35 Raffaele DEROSA HONDA 27'30.210 19.176
10 15 Roberto LOCATELLI GILERA 27'38.984 27.950
11 25 Alex BALDOLINI APRILIA 27'40.635 29.601
12 52 Lukas PESEK APRILIA 27'49.333 38.299
13 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA HONDA 28'02.974 51.940
14 16 Jules CLUZEL APRILIA 28'03.953 52.919
15 8 Bastien CHESAUX HONDA 28'17.820 1'06.786
16 7 Axel PONS APRILIA 28'31.607 1'20.573
17 54 Toby MARKHAM APRILIA 27'17.661 1 lap
18 10 Imre TOTH APRILIA 27'20.889 1 lap
19 66 Joakim STENSMO HONDA 28'09.860 2 laps
20 53 Valentin DEBISE HONDA 28'03.839 4 laps
Not Classified
  75 Mattia PASINI APRILIA 22'57.030 3 laps
  63 Mike DIMEGLIO APRILIA 23'58.754 3 laps
  17 Karel ABRAHAM APRILIA 12'46.672 11 laps
Not starting
  14 Ratthapark WILAIROT HONDA    
Not finished first lap
  56 Vladimir LEONOV APRILIA    
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring 125cc Race Result - Dominant Victory And Last Lap Podium Drama

Result and race summary for the 125cc German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:

Julian Simon took  a convincing victory in the 125cc race at the Sachsenring, leading away from the line and never relinquishing the lead again. Simon's victory was never in doubt after he dropped the chasing Nico Terol on the third lap, and he went on to win by a very comfortable margin of over 9 seconds. Terol seemed to have a similarly comfortable grip on 2nd, but by lap 7, Sergio Gadea was past and had dropped the Jack & Jones Aprilia man. Gadea was fast enough to build a gap of his own over the chasing pack, but not fast enough to match the brutal pace being set by Simon.

Julian Simon Sachsenring

Most of the entertainment in the race came over the battle for 3rd. At first, the main scrap was for 4th spot, Terol still holding 3rd by a small margin. Joan Olive, Simone Corsi, Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone chased each other for most of the middle part of the race, Iannone working his way forward up to 4th before making a mistake and giving up the three places he had just fought so hard to gain. He spent another 8 laps working his way forward again, Simone Corsi crashing out on lap 15, trying to get back at Iannone, but Iannone had used up his tires and was fading.

Terol's earlier lead had evaporated, Marquez and Olive catching the Spaniard, and he was now clearly starting to suffer. The battle for 3rd would be between the KTM of Marquez and the Derbi of Joan Olive. Olive had the early advantage, but Marquez dived inside of Olive into Turn 1 to take 3rd. Down the Waterfall, the long hill on the back straight, Olive put in a strong challenge to take back the position, the two men coming together on the exit of Turn 12, but Marquez' determination to take the place back cost him dearly, highsiding off in the final corner and out of the race.

Marquez wasn't the only faller. The race was full of incident, with the most significant victim Simon's team mate and title rival Bradley Smith. Smith went down on the first lap, rejoined, but then fell again after just 4 laps. Smith is now 30.5 points behind Simon, and needing an incident from Simon to help cut that lead.

The other British riders had similarly difficult days. Danny Webb finished in 8th, but was handed a lot of places by riders crashing ahead of him, while Scott Redding retired with 8 laps to go.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 39'57.337  
2 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 40'06.752 9.415
3 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 40'14.896 17.559
4 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 40'14.924 17.587
5 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 40'17.077 19.740
6 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 40'18.115 20.778
7 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 40'18.245 20.908
8 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 40'35.558 38.221
9 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 40'35.771 38.434
10 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 40'37.422 40.085
11 35 Randy KRUMMENACHE APRILIA 40'41.464 44.127
12 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 40'42.388 45.051
13 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 40'56.941 59.604
14 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM Moto Sport KTM 41'15.494 1'18.157
15 79 Daniel KARTHEININGER HONDA 41'18.162 1'20.825
16 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM Moto Sport KTM 41'22.474 1'25.137
17 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 41'27.764 1'30.427
18 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 41'27.865 1'30.528
19 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 39'59.115 1 lap
20 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 40'12.680 1 lap
21 76 Toni FINSTERBUSCH HONDA 40'27.720 1 lap
22 80 Damien RAEMY HONDA 40'31.349 1 lap
23 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 40'41.311 1 lap
24 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 40'55.828 1 lap
Not Classified
  45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 28'32.303 8 laps
  17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 26'56.885 9 laps
  73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 26'00.997 10 laps
  24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 24'31.600 11 laps
  94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 22'35.171 12 laps
  88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 12'08.485 19 laps
  8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 9'21.172 21 laps
  81 Eeki KUPARINEN HONDA 4'49.527 24 laps
  38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 4'51.169 24 laps
  12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'35.029 26 laps
  5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'36.880 26 laps
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring MotoGP Warm Up Result - Pedrosa Decimates The Field

Results for the MotoGP warm up session:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'22.391    
2 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.664 0.273 0.273
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'22.793 0.402 0.129
4 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'22.814 0.423 0.021
5 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1'22.869 0.478 0.055
6 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'23.078 0.687 0.209
7 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'23.157 0.766 0.079
8 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'23.164 0.773 0.007
9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'23.232 0.841 0.068
10 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'23.269 0.878 0.037
11 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.275 0.884 0.006
12 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'23.413 1.022 0.138
13 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'23.570 1.179 0.157
14 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'23.631 1.240 0.061
15 41 Gabor TALMACSI HONDA 1'24.054 1.663 0.423
16 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'24.105 1.714 0.051
17 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1'24.319 1.928 0.214
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring 250cc Warm Up Result - Barbera Edges Wilairot

Results of the 250cc warm up session:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 40 Hector BARBERA APRILIA 1'25.613    
2 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT HONDA 1'25.720 0.107 0.107
3 6 Alex DEBON APRILIA 1'25.856 0.243 0.136
4 58 Marco SIMONCELLI GILERA 1'26.082 0.469 0.226
5 75 Mattia PASINI APRILIA 1'26.287 0.674 0.205
6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO APRILIA 1'26.315 0.702 0.028
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA APRILIA 1'26.342 0.729 0.027
8 12 Thomas LUTHI APRILIA 1'26.451 0.838 0.109
9 55 Hector FAUBEL HONDA 1'26.535 0.922 0.084
10 52 Lukas PESEK APRILIA 1'26.551 0.938 0.016
11 4 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'26.608 0.995 0.057
12 15 Roberto LOCATELLI GILERA 1'26.811 1.198 0.203
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM APRILIA 1'26.907 1.294 0.096
14 63 Mike DI MEGLIO APRILIA 1'26.995 1.382 0.088
15 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA HONDA 1'27.042 1.429 0.047
16 25 Alex BALDOLINI APRILIA 1'27.261 1.648 0.219
17 35 Raffaele DE ROSA HONDA 1'27.401 1.788 0.140
18 53 Valentin DEBISE HONDA 1'27.494 1.881 0.093
19 16 Jules CLUZEL APRILIA 1'27.561 1.948 0.067
20 7 Axel PONS APRILIA 1'28.507 2.894 0.946
21 10 Imre TOTH APRILIA 1'28.713 3.100 0.206
22 8 Bastien CHESAUX HONDA 1'29.119 3.506 0.406
23 56 Vladimir LEONOV APRILIA 1'30.397 4.784 1.278
24 54 Toby MARKHAM APRILIA 1'32.830 7.217 2.433
25 66 Joakim STENSMO HONDA 1'33.604 7.991 0.774
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring 125cc Warm Up Result - Marquez Leads Redding

The 125 riders started the warm up on a wet track, but it dried out quickly, leaving a dry line. Results of warm up:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'31.898    
2 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'31.917 0.019 0.019
3 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'32.194 0.296 0.277
4 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'32.368 0.470 0.174
5 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'32.448 0.550 0.080
6 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'32.645 0.747 0.197
7 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'32.782 0.884 0.137
8 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'32.974 1.076 0.192
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'33.012 1.114 0.038
10 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 1'33.070 1.172 0.058
11 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'33.090 1.192 0.020
12 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'33.115 1.217 0.025
13 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'33.955 2.057 0.840
14 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'34.110 2.212 0.155
15 88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 1'34.713 2.815 0.603
16 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'34.896 2.998 0.183
17 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'35.821 3.923 0.925
18 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'36.196 4.298 0.375
19 79 Daniel KARTHEININGER HONDA 1'36.521 4.623 0.325
20 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 1'36.613 4.715 0.092
21 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'36.828 4.930 0.215
22 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'36.971 5.073 0.143
23 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'36.976 5.078 0.005
24 5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'37.062 5.164 0.086
25 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'37.065 5.167 0.003
26 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'37.161 5.263 0.096
27 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'37.259 5.361 0.098
28 76 Toni FINSTERBUSCH HONDA 1'37.300 5.402 0.041
29 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'37.385 5.487 0.085
30 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'37.424 5.526 0.039
31 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'37.657 5.759 0.233
32 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'37.720 5.822 0.063
33 81 Eeki KUPARINEN HONDA 1'37.954 6.056 0.234
34 80 Damien RAEMY HONDA 1'38.404 6.506 0.450
35 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'40.477 8.579 2.073
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring 250cc Qualifying Practice Result - Favorites Come Through In Final Minutes

Results and summary of 250cc qualifying practice:

Marco Simoncelli will start from pole for tomorrow's 250cc German Grand Prix. The Italian was quickly up to speed, taking over the pole from a surprising Karel Abraham, the Czech rider impressing in the rain. After holding on at the top of the timesheets for most of the session, Abraham's hopes of a front row start were dashed in the dying seconds, after first Hector Barbera, then Alvaro Bautista and Hiroshi Aoyama dived under Abraham's mark. 

The wet session saw its share of crashes, but fortunately not quite as many as the disastrous MotoGP qualifying session. Mattia Pasini and Mike di Meglio were the most prominent of the fallers, but both men escaped unhurt.

Results

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 58 Marco SIMONCELLI GILERA 1'32.962    
2 40 Hector BARBERA APRILIA 1'33.105 0.143 0.143
3 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA APRILIA 1'34.246 1.284 1.141
4 4 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'34.285 1.323 0.039
5 17 Karel ABRAHAM APRILIA 1'34.312 1.350 0.027
6 75 Mattia PASINI APRILIA 1'34.333 1.371 0.021
7 6 Alex DEBON APRILIA 1'34.632 1.670 0.299
8 55 Hector FAUBEL HONDA 1'34.660 1.698 0.028
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO APRILIA 1'34.718 1.756 0.058
10 63 Mike DI MEGLIO APRILIA 1'34.804 1.842 0.086
11 12 Thomas LUTHI APRILIA 1'35.019 2.057 0.215
12 25 Alex BALDOLINI APRILIA 1'35.355 2.393 0.336
13 52 Lukas PESEK APRILIA 1'35.427 2.465 0.072
14 15 Roberto LOCATELLI GILERA 1'35.637 2.675 0.210
15 16 Jules CLUZEL APRILIA 1'35.889 2.927 0.252
16 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT HONDA 1'36.078 3.116 0.189
17 35 Raffaele DE ROSA HONDA 1'36.097 3.135 0.019
18 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA HONDA 1'36.387 3.425 0.290
19 10 Imre TOTH APRILIA 1'36.767 3.805 0.380
20 56 Vladimir LEONOV APRILIA 1'36.880 3.918 0.113
21 53 Valentin DEBISE HONDA 1'37.633 4.671 0.753
22 54 Toby MARKHAM APRILIA 1'37.939 4.977 0.306
23 8 Bastien CHESAUX HONDA 1'39.234 6.272 1.295
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'39.469
  7 Axel PONS APRILIA 1'40.422 7.460 1.188
  67 Robin HALEN APRILIA 1'41.581 8.619 1.159
  66 Joakim STENSMO HONDA 1'42.138 9.176 0.557
  65 Marcel BECKER YAMAHA 1'46.868 13.906 4.730
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result - Last Ditch Pole Amid Crash-Strewn Session

Results and summary for the MotoGP qualifying practice session:

Valentino Rossi put in a last-gasp flying lap to take a dominant pole at the Sachsenring, dislodging his Fiat Yamaha team mate Jorge Lorenzo. The session was dominated by the rain, and by the crashes it caused, with Toni Elias, Alex de Angelis, Niccolo Canepa, Marco Melandri, Randy de Puniet and Nicky Hayden all hitting the ground, almost all of them in the section around Turn 6, which had become treacherous in the rain.

The most bizarre crash - and there were plenty to choose from - was Nicky Hayden's collision with Niccolo Canepa. The American was thrown off his bike in a huge highside, but he was thrown right into Niccolo Canepa's back, landing almost on top of the Pramac Ducati rider, bringing them both down. Hayden escaped relatively unscathed, but Canepa was not so lucky, being stretchered away from the track.

The Fiat Yamahas lead the Marlboro Ducatis, Casey Stoner taking the final spot on the front row, while Nicky Hayden heads up the second row.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'32.520    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'33.160 0.640 0.640
3 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'33.759 1.239 0.599
4 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'34.404 1.884 0.645
5 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'34.490 1.970 0.086
6 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'34.564 2.044 0.074
7 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'34.607 2.087 0.043
8 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'34.725 2.205 0.118
9 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'34.741 2.221 0.016
10 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'34.771 2.251 0.030
11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'34.892 2.372 0.121
12 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'34.937 2.417 0.045
13 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1'34.938 2.418 0.001
14 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'35.005 2.485 0.067
15 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1'36.012 3.492 1.007
16 41 Gabor TALMACSI HONDA 1'36.055 3.535 0.043
17 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'36.531 4.011 0.476
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring 125cc QP Result - Downpour Throws Up A Few Surprises

Results and summary of the 125cc qualifying practice session at the Sachsenring: 

The rain poured down on the 125cc class during qualifying, making conditions difficult for everyone and adding a few surprise names to the top of the timesheets. The man on pole for tomorrow's 125cc race should be no surprise to anyone. Julian Simon was the fastest for much of the session, sealing his fourth pole of the season. Simon leads his team mate Bradley Smith and the Spanish KTM rider Marc Marquez. The final name on the front row of the grid is a big surprise, German wildcard Marcos Schrotter making the most of local knowledge and wet conditions.

British rider Danny Webb had a tough day, only managing to qualify in 17th spot and crashing heavily in the final minutes of practice. He walked away from the crash, but was clearly in pain.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'38.671    
2 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'39.686 1.015 1.015
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'40.010 1.339 0.324
4 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 1'40.486 1.815 0.476
5 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'40.492 1.821 0.006
6 5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'40.664 1.993 0.172
7 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'40.828 2.157 0.164
8 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'40.966 2.295 0.138
9 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'41.129 2.458 0.163
10 88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 1'41.341 2.670 0.212
11 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 1'41.401 2.730 0.060
12 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'41.478 2.807 0.077
13 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'41.552 2.881 0.074
14 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'41.565 2.894 0.013
15 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'41.571 2.900 0.006
16 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'41.694 3.023 0.123
17 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'41.714 3.043 0.020
18 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'42.157 3.486 0.443
19 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'42.174 3.503 0.017
20 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'42.532 3.861 0.358
21 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'42.597 3.926 0.065
22 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'42.767 4.096 0.170
23 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'43.151 4.480 0.384
24 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'43.192 4.521 0.041
25 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'43.523 4.852 0.331
26 79 Daniel KARTHEININGER HONDA 1'43.742 5.071 0.219
27 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'43.768 5.097 0.026
28 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'43.886 5.215 0.118
29 76 Toni FINSTERBUSCH HONDA 1'44.019 5.348 0.133
30 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'44.716 6.045 0.697
31 81 Eeki KUPARINEN HONDA 1'45.155 6.484 0.439
32 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'45.358 6.687 0.203
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'45.578
  10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'45.983 7.312 0.625
  35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'46.959 8.288 0.976
  14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'47.094 8.423 0.135
  80 Damien RAEMY HONDA 1'47.612 8.941 0.518
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring 250cc FP2 Result - Abraham Surprise Leader Of Another Soaking Session

Karel Abraham was the surprise leader at the end of the second session of free practice for the 250cc class. But the Czech rider's position was largely a result of good timing, Abraham getting out and putting in a fast lap just before the rain came. The rain was so heavy that it left the timesheets largely unchanged, though Marco Simoncelli put in a good string of laps in the wet to climb up to 3rd. The wet weather practice will be very useful to the field, as the rain is expected to continue during qualifying this afternoon.

Karel Abraham, Sachsenring

Results of the 250cc FP2 session:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 17 Karel ABRAHAM APRILIA 1'35.648    
2 40 Hector BARBERA APRILIA 1'36.031 0.383 0.383
3 58 Marco SIMONCELLI GILERA 1'36.037 0.389 0.006
4 7 Axel PONS APRILIA 1'36.201 0.553 0.164
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO APRILIA 1'36.711 1.063 0.510
6 4 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'36.888 1.240 0.177
7 25 Alex BALDOLINI APRILIA 1'36.945 1.297 0.057
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA APRILIA 1'37.182 1.534 0.237
9 15 Roberto LOCATELLI GILERA 1'37.381 1.733 0.199
10 63 Mike DI MEGLIO APRILIA 1'37.496 1.848 0.115
11 16 Jules CLUZEL APRILIA 1'37.636 1.988 0.140
12 75 Mattia PASINI APRILIA 1'37.855 2.207 0.219
13 35 Raffaele DE ROSA HONDA 1'37.888 2.240 0.033
14 55 Hector FAUBEL HONDA 1'38.017 2.369 0.129
15 6 Alex DEBON APRILIA 1'38.138 2.490 0.121
16 10 Imre TOTH APRILIA 1'39.194 3.546 1.056
17 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT HONDA 1'39.202 3.554 0.008
18 56 Vladimir LEONOV APRILIA 1'39.252 3.604 0.050
19 66 Joakim STENSMO HONDA 1'39.691 4.043 0.439
20 12 Thomas LUTHI APRILIA 1'39.765 4.117 0.074
21 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA HONDA 1'40.684 5.036 0.919
22 52 Lukas PESEK APRILIA 1'41.335 5.687 0.651
23 53 Valentin DEBISE HONDA 1'41.740 6.092 0.405
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'42.343
  54 Toby MARKHAM APRILIA 1'42.603 6.955 0.863
  8 Bastien CHESAUX HONDA 1'43.822 8.174 1.219
  67 Robin HALEN APRILIA 1'49.422 13.774 5.600
  65 Marcel BECKER YAMAHA 1'50.775 15.127 1.353
Round Number: 
9
2009
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2009 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result - Lorenzo Leads Top 11 Under Lap Record

Jorge Lorenzo led the field during the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class at the Sachsenring, crushing the opposition by dipping under the 1'22 barrier, and finishing nearly 4/10ths ahead of Casey Stoner. The Fiat Yamaha rider had struggled yesterday, but was clearly a good deal more comfortable on the second day of practice.

Jorge Lorenzo at the Sachsenring

Behind Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa took the 3rd time, ahead of Stoner's Ducati team mate Nicky Hayden in 4th and Valentino Rossi in 5th, while a surprising Marco Melandri was 6th fastest in the session. Hayden's performance is a clear sign of progress, with the American leading the session at one point, and continually featuring in the top echelons. Melandri was similarly impressive, taking full advantage of the fact that horsepower is less of a factor at the tight Sachsenring circuit.

The field is once again very close. Lorenzo's gap to 2nd place man Stoner is the only large gap in the top 6, with less than 0.2 seconds separating Stoner in 2nd from Melandri in 6th. Even more impressive is the fact that the top 11 riders all the way down to Colin Edwards are inside Dani Pedrosa's race lap record from 2007.

Results of the MotoGP FP2 session:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'21.882    
2 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'22.258 0.376 0.376
3 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'22.311 0.429 0.053
4 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'22.340 0.458 0.029
5 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'22.357 0.475 0.017
6 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1'22.441 0.559 0.084
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'22.721 0.839 0.280
8 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'22.738 0.856 0.017
9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'22.892 1.010 0.154
10 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'22.899 1.017 0.007
11 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'23.041 1.159 0.142
12 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'23.205 1.323 0.164
13 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'23.374 1.492 0.169
14 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'23.655 1.773 0.281
15 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1'23.897 2.015 0.242
16 41 Gabor TALMACSI HONDA 1'24.579 2.697 0.682
17 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'24.718 2.836 0.139
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2009
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Total votes: 16

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