2011 Le Mans MotoGP: FP2 Results


France MotoGP Free Practice

During the second MotoGP Free Practice session at Le Mans Friday, Casey Stoner again showed domination aboard the Repsol Honda RC212V.

The Australian was four-tenths quicker than his FP1 time, which allowed him to further shatter the Le Mans circuit record set by Valentino Rossi in 2008.

By the time FP2 was complete, Stoner had posted a 1:33.782, which was 0.404 of a second quicker than the second fastest rider, San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli.

The Italian Simoncelli also picked up four tenths of a second quicker than his FP1 lap times. Simoncelli was expected to be fast at Le Mans, considering he has finished on the podium twice there while competing in the former 250cc class, and also was quickest at the MotoGP test session two weeks ago at Estoril.

Third fastest in FP2 for Le Mans MotoGP was Stoner’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa. He was the only rider to not improve on his FP1 time, and actually was five-hundredths of a second slower.

The American Nicky Hayden had a late-session charge aboard the Ducati Team GP11, and beat out the reigning MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) for fourth quickest. Lorenzo, who won Le Mans MotoGP the past two years, was half a second quicker than he was in FP1.

As for Rossi, he fell back in time, finishing ninth fastest aboard the Ducati Team GP11.

The MotoGP grid will be back on Le Mans Saturday morning for FP3 and then qualifying before Sunday’s French Grand Prix.

2011 Le Mans MotoGP: Free Practice 2 Results:


Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.27Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda288.51’33.782
2.58Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda282.91’34.1860.404 / 0.404
3.26Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda272.81’34.4780.696 / 0.292
4.69Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati282.61’34.6520.870 / 0.174
5.1Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha277.51’34.6590.877 / 0.007
6.4Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda TeamHonda282.11’34.7050.923 / 0.046
7.5Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha277.81’34.9391.157 / 0.234
8.7Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda286.61’34.9591.177 / 0.020
9.46Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati285.51’34.9661.184 / 0.007
10.11Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha288.91’34.9761.194 / 0.010
11.14Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing TeamDucati283.81’34.9981.216 / 0.022
12.35Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha287.81’35.1581.376 / 0.160
13.65Loris CAPIROSSIITAPramac Racing TeamDucati279.41’35.3831.601 / 0.225
14.8Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGPDucati276.41’35.9022.120 / 0.519
15.19Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki275.61’35.9922.210 / 0.090
16.24Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGPHonda275.01’36.3042.522 / 0.312
17.17Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati278.71’36.3272.545 / 0.023