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Speed Report

Once again it was the Honda RC212V and the Ducati GP10 machines that ruled the top speed charts during the seventh round of the 2010 MotoGP race series in Catalunya.

Dani Pedrosa topped all with a blistering 331.0 km/h or 205.7 mph. Race winner Jorge Lorenzo and his Yamaha M1 placed a mild mid-pack on the speed charts over the motorcycle race weekend, once again proving corner speed is everything.

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The big news here is the Suzuki GSV-R, piloted by Moto GP rookie Alvaro Bautista that jumped to a year’s best third on the top speed charts. Loris Capirossi placed his Suzuki fifth fastest of the weekend during Free Practice 2. This is huge improvement for habitually slow Rizla racer.

The difference between fastest and slowest top speeds recorded, both occurring in FP2, was 12.7 km/h or 7.9 mph, about the speed of a nice jog.

Round Eight: MotoGP Gran Premi Aperol De Catalunya – Maximum Speeds
1) 26 – Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 331.0 Free Practice Nr. 2
2) 40 – Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar DUCATI 327.6 Free Practice Nr. 2
3) 19 – Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 327.2 Qualifying Practice
4) 27 – Casey STONER AUS Ducati Team DUCATI 327.2 Warm Up
5) 65 – Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 326.5 Free Practice Nr. 2
6) 69 – Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team DUCATI 326.3 Warm Up
7) 99 – Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 326.2 Free Practice Nr. 2
8) 4 – Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 326.1 Race
9) 33 – Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 325.9 Race
10) 11 – Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 325.0 Race
11) 36 – Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 324.0 Qualifying Practice
12) 58 – Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 323.7 Free Practice Nr. 2
13) 41 – Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 323.2 Free Practice Nr. 2
14) 14 – Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 322.6 Qualifying Practice
15) 8 – Wataru YOSHIKAWA JPN Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 319.7 Free Practice Nr. 2
16) 5 – Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 319.0 Race
17) 64 – Kousuke AKIYOSHI JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP HONDA 318.3 Free Practice Nr. 2