Jerez- Skilful Team of Repsol of Honda seemed to still become the favorites to win the second series MotoGP 2011 in Jerez, Spain, this wonderful weekend. They give a proper signal after two agile racer, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, became the fastest in the Spanish Grand Prix first free practice on Friday (04/01/2011).
Agile Stoner, who in the wonderful series premiered in Qatar became great champion, recorded the best time of 1 minute 39.551 seconds. He was 0.028 seconds ahead of teammate, Pedrosa, who in Qatar had to settle for third place finish.
Behind the Repsol of Honda duo exists agile Ducati rider, Valentino Rossi. These reasonable results are fairly good for Rossi, who just finished seventh position in the series opener. In addition, Rossi's first time touching the top three, since making his debut with Ducati in November last year.
However, the striking gap created by two agile riders in front was too far away. If Pedrosa was only .028 with Stoner, Rossi was then closed to within 0.526.
Four positions occupied by the Honda as Gresini rider that is Marco Simoncelli. This spiky-haired Italian rider winning over world champion Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), which must be satisfied in the order of five. The next position is filled by Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda), who had fallen in the curve 11 on the last lap, followed by Ben Spies (Yamaha), Colin Edwards (Yamaha Tech 3), Randy de Puniet (Pramac), and Nicky Hayden (Ducati), who complete the compete composition of the top 10 this exercise.
The achieved record for most victories at the Spanish GP was held by Rossi, who won six times here during the show at the premier class. Meanwhile, Stoner did not have a good record at the Jerez circuit because of nine appearances, the Australian rider on the podium only once number three in the 2009 season.
- The Spanish Grand Prix free practice 1
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 39.551s
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 39.579s
Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 40.077s
Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 40.176s
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 40.420s
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 40.429s
Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 40.887s
Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha Monster 1m 41.063s
Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 41.064s
Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 41.233s
Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 41.398s
Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 41.601s
Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 41.816s
Cal Crutchlow GBR Tech 3 Yamaha Monster 1m 41.949s
Toni Elias Honda ESP LCR MotoGP 1m 42.157s
Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 42.313s
John Hopkins USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 42.538s