Assen MotoGP: FP2 Friday Results

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2011 Assen MotoGP

In an extended Free Practice 2 Friday due to the cancellation of the original session scheduled for Thursday, Marco Simoncelli again set the pace ahead of qualifying, the San Carlo Honda Gresini pilot posting a 1:36.149.

Simoncelli, who was fastest in Thursday’s wet FP1 session, just beat out the current MotoGP points’ leader, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner, by 0.193 of a second. The man who has won four of six races so far in the 2011 MotoGP Championship was followed closely by Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies, who was 0.067 of a second slower than Stoner.

These quick times were set in the first-half of the 1:30-hour session when the track was cold but dry; the later part of Free Practice 2 at Assen was plagued with rain.

Spies’ teammate Jorge Lorenzo was 0.596 of a second slower than Stoner, and the reignign MotoGP Champion was the last to post under the 1:37 mark.

Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi, who was second fastest at Assen on Thursday, was the fifth fastest, 0.502 of a second behind his former teammate. Rossi is currently competing on the updated GP11.1.

Unusual, the three Repsol Honda riders – Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso and Hiroshi Aoyama (filling in for Pedrosa) – all had crasehs within three minutes of each other at the start of the dry session. They all re-entered the session, but Dovi would finish eighth finish, Aoyama in 15th.

2011 Assen MotoGP: Free Practice 2 Results

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.58Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda287.51’36.149
2.27Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda294.41’36.3420.193 / 0.193
3.11Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha287.71’36.4090.260 / 0.067
4.1Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha298.81’36.7450.596 / 0.336
5.46Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati292.41’37.2471.098 / 0.502
6.35Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha289.11’37.3321.183 / 0.085
7.5Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha296.21’37.3861.237 / 0.054
8.4Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda TeamHonda289.01’37.6611.512 / 0.275
9.69Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati290.21’37.7241.575 / 0.063
10.24Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGPHonda284.21’38.2762.127 / 0.552
11.14Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing TeamDucati296.61’38.2822.133 / 0.006
12.8Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGPDucati282.11’38.4272.278 / 0.145
13.17Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati283.31’38.9292.780 / 0.502
14.19Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki284.31’39.0322.883 / 0.103
15.7Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNRepsol Honda TeamHonda275.61’39.1973.048 / 0.165
16.65Loris CAPIROSSIITAPramac Racing TeamDucati285.51’40.2434.094 / 1.046
17.64Kousuke AKIYOSHIJPNSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda279.61’40.9914.842 / 0.748