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. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 321.1 1’48.080  
2. 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 320.3 1’48.411 0.331 / 0.331
3. 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 324.5 1’48.734 0.654 / 0.323
4. 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 320.5 1’49.072 0.992 / 0.338
5. 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 318.0 1’49.078 0.998 / 0.006
6. 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 324.0 1’49.132 1.052 / 0.054
7. 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 323.5 1’49.756 1.676 / 0.624
8. 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 319.5 1’49.889 1.809 / 0.133
9. 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 317.3 1’49.985 1.905 / 0.096
10. 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 323.4 1’49.994 1.914 / 0.009
11. 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 320.2 1’50.002 1.922 / 0.008
12. 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 318.2 1’50.296 2.216 / 0.294
13. 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 322.5 1’50.440 2.360 / 0.144
14. 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 320.5 1’50.859 2.779 / 0.419
15. 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 323.0 1’51.043 2.963 / 0.184
16. 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 323.4 1’51.145 3.065 / 0.102

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