Mugello MotoGP: Lorenzo FP3 Lap Record

2011 MotoGP

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo returned to the top stop at Free Practice 3 this morning, the final FP session before qualifying for Mugello, Round 8 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

Lorenzo, who had a rough last two races (Silverstone crash out, sixth at Assen) posted a new lap record of 1:48.080 aboard the YZR-M1. His record-lap was very quick, considering Friday’s leader Marco Simoncelli was 0.331 of a second slower when taking the second fastest time.

Third fastest was the current MotoGP leader, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner; the Australian bettered his Friday time by 0.293 of a second, and was the last rider under the 1:49 mark with a 1:48.734.

Fourth and fifth went to the two Texans, Ben Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing) and Colin Edwards (Monster Tech 3 Yamaha), respectively.

As for Valentino Rossi, he was eighth fastest in FP3, posting a 1:49.889 aboard the Ducati Team GP.11.1. He did more laps in FP3 than he did the entire FP sessions on Friday (10 laps).

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2011 Mugello MotoGP: Free Practice 3 Results

os.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.1Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha321.11’48.080 
2.58Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda320.31’48.4110.331 / 0.331
3.27Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda324.51’48.7340.654 / 0.323
4.11Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha320.51’49.0720.992 / 0.338
5.5Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha318.01’49.0780.998 / 0.006
6.4Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda TeamHonda324.01’49.1321.052 / 0.054
7.69Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati323.51’49.7561.676 / 0.624
8.46Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati319.51’49.8891.809 / 0.133
9.14Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing TeamDucati317.31’49.9851.905 / 0.096
10.19Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki323.41’49.9941.914 / 0.009
11.35Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha320.21’50.0021.922 / 0.008
12.26Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda318.21’50.2962.216 / 0.294
13.7Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda322.51’50.4402.360 / 0.144
14.17Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati320.51’50.8592.779 / 0.419
15.24Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGPHonda323.01’51.0432.963 / 0.184
16.8Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGPDucati323.41’51.1453.065 / 0.102

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