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Aragon Free Practice and Qualifing round results

Aragon MotoGP Update:
Ducati’s Casey Stoner places first pole position for the Grand Prix race tomorrow, by placing the fastest times of the weekend, something he has not accomplished since the opening season race in Qatar. Stoner gives credit to the modifications made to his Desmosedici GP10.

To Quote Casey:

“We’ve been trying different things for the last few weekends to try and get the bike more competitive without making really big progress but it looks like we might have found something here.

I also like riding at new circuits – when you haven’t already done a million laps around a place it’s always refreshing. We have to wait and see how the race pans out and see if I can run with these guys because we’ve had a few false dawns already this season so we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves but we feel good in race trim and I’m looking forward to it.”

Dani Pedrosa dominatied Friday’s FP rounds with the fastest times of the day.

To quote Dani

“In general this has been a good first day of practice for us at a brand new circuit for MotoGP. This morning we started well and got into a rhythm quickly, which was important because it makes a big difference going from the one hour practice sessions we’re familiar with to 45 minutes. It’s necessary to stay out on track for longer runs and not spend too long in the garage, and this morning we did a good job to maximize our time.”

“This afternoon in the wet we also started pretty well when it was raining properly, but then we had a small electrical problem with one bike and the other machine wasn’t ready to go out, so we lost some time in the garage and I wasn’t on track when the surface was improving at the end. The track is quite technical; it has some difficult turns and you really have to find a good line and also to set up the gearbox properly to be able to make a good lap time. The grip from the track surface feels good and the Bridgestone tyres are also working well so far. I hope we can continue in this positive way tomorrow.”

In memory of fallen racer Shoya Tomizawa; Valentino Rossi pays tribute by wearing a cartoon image of the Moto2 icon on his AVG helmet. Fellow friend Yuki Takahashi wore a balck arm band in memorazation of Shoya. Jorge Lorenzo also paid trubute by wearing a replica of Tomizawa’s helmet during the weekends practice rounds. Tomizawa passed from head and chest injuries in 3 bike crash at Misano just 2 weeks ago.

Dorna announced they will be retiring the number 48 from future Moto2 Championship in respect to Shoya Tomizawa and his family.

Bridgestone motorcycle tyre development team once again had to put their heads to the grindstone dealing with northern Spains weather conditions and Aragons dirty track due to lack of use. The combination of wet and dirt called for a reevaluation of what rear slicks they would recommend. Opting for a harder rear slick until the track was properly cleaned up and the damp weather subsided.

Even with the trials and tribulations with the new Spaish track and weather conditions, Sunday should make for an incredble and exciting race day as the top 3 contenders, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa go head to head for the Championship.

MotoGP Aragon Free Practice (1)

1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 50.506s
2. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 50.917s
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Fiat Yamaha 1m 50.928s
4. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro 1m 51.195s
5. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 51.768s
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 1m 51.769s
7. Hector Barbera ESP Paginas Amarillas Aspar 1m 51.792s
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 51.845s
9. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 52.027s
10. Ben Spies USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 52.141s
11. Marco Melandri ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 52.321s
12. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 52.340s
13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Pramac Racing 1m 52.752s
14. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 52.822s
15. Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing 1m 53.190s
16. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP 1m 53.512s

 

ARAGON MotoGP Free Practice (2)

1  Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 2’01.710
2  Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha 2’02.278
3  Nicky Hayden USA Ducati  2’02.411
4  Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha 2’02.878
5  Marco Melandri ITA Honda Gresini 2’03.146
6  AndreaDovizioso ITA Repsol Honda  2’03.754
7  Randy De Puniet FRA LCR Honda  2’03.801
8  Ben Spies USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2’03.874
9  Hector Barbera SPA Paginas Amarillas Ducati 2’04.063
10 Marco Simoncelli ITA Honda Gresini 2’04.151
11 Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3  2’04.868
12 Alvaro Bautista SPA Rizla Suzuki  2’05.170
13 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda 2’05.394
14 Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing Ducati 2’06.257
15 Aleix Espargo SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 2’07.133
16 Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Interwetten Honda 2’07.

ARAGON MotoGP Free Practice (3)

1. 27 Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro  1m 50.115s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 50.452s
3. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 50.675s
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 50.724s
5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Fiat Yamaha 1m 50.764s
6. Ben Spies USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 50.843s
7. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda 1m 50.986s
8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 51.242s
9. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 51.397s
10. Marco Melandri ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 51.444s
11. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha 1m 51.64s
12. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Interwetten Honda 1m 51.642s
13. Hector Barbera ESP Paginas Amarillas Aspar 1m 51.778s
14. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 51.833s
15. Aleix Espargaro ESP Pramac Racing 1m 51.962s
16. Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing 1m 52.141s 632

Aragon Qualifing Practice Results

1.  Casey Stoner  AUS Ducati Marlboro Team  1m 48.942s 

2.  Jorge Lorenzo ESP Fiat Yamaha Team  1m 49.251s
3.  Dani Pedrosa  ESP Repsol Honda Team  1m 49.343s
4.  Nicky Hayden  USA Ducati Marlboro Team  1m 49.506s
5.  Ben Spies USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3  1m 49.565s
6.  Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP  1m 49.952s
7.  Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 1m 50.017s
8.  Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team  1m 50.046s
9.  Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini  1m 50.088s
10. Hector Barbera ESP Paginas Amarillas Aspar  1m 50.323s
11. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3  1m 50.440s
12. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP  1m 50.523s
13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Pramac Racing  1m 50.537s
14. Marco Melandri ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini  1m 50.580s
15. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP  1m 50.836s
16. Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing  1m 51.490s 

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September 18, 2010 - Posted by | Alvaro Bautista, Andrea Dovizioso, Aragon, Ben Spies, Casey Stoner, Colin Edwards, Dani Pedrosa, Ducati, Jorge Lorenzo, Loris Capirossi, Mika Kallio, Misano Italy, Moto2, MotoGP, motorcycle racing, motorcycles, Valentino Rossi, Yamaha

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