MotoGP » US MotoGP, Laguna Seca - Friday practice (2)

Full Friday free practice times (2) from the US MotoGP at Lagua Seca, round 10 of 18.

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Carl - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 11:30 PM

A notoriously difficult bike to ride. Who should we get to ride it? Tony Elias!!

Whoever made that decision deserves a bitchslap, Guintoli was the obvious option. I'd be surprised if Elias beats Depuniet on sunday, thats if he doesnt bin it.


July 27, 2012 11:54 PM

"Desperate crash from Rossi trying to match Hayden's blazing pace".

Some blinding pace by Hayden there he was on it, outclassed Rossi, ohh wait... I thought he was only 0.3 ahead of Rossi (which he set after the red flag on his no.1 bike, while Rossi was on his no.2 bike) & 1.2 behind Pedrosa. That's what I thought, I guess I'm blind, I'll have to go watch qualifying again!

Glad to see Valentino, Cal & Alvaro walk away from their crashes.

dc - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 11:59 PM

Thought I no Pedrosa fan, people better watch out if the midget stays healthy. He's getting faster and faster now. Everyone seems to want to crown Lorenzo already, but damn if the mini-robot isn't running him down now.

My best around Laguna is 1:36.34. I can't even imagine how scared sh!tless I'd be running 15 seconds quicker a lap! Simply unreal.

dc - Unregistered

July 28, 2012 12:13 AM

Richard Stanboli and his crew built that bike in 4 months. 3 weeks ago, they were told the shock they'd custom ordered wouldn't make it, so they COMPLETELY re-engineered the swing arm and rear suspension.

FP1 was the first time the bike had been on track AT ALL, due to delays from Bridgestone and their tire engineers who were unable to make it to a test Attack wanted to do at Buttonwillow.

Personally, given all they've gone through, I think it's amazing that Steve is going as quickly as he is already. 1:28s after only 30 laps on a 100% new bike? Yeah.. that's pretty damned good if you ask me!

DJ from TJ - Unregistered

July 28, 2012 12:21 AM

Pedrosa is quietly getting on championship form and he knows it, many people don't give him enough credit but if he stays healthy he's gonna be quite a challenge for Lorenzo. Him being rather fragile is doing a good job at not crashing. I still think Lorenzo's got an advantage come race time because of his consistency and conditioning. On top of that Lorenzo doesn't have to worry about a teammate battling up front with him. Also those crashes were pretty bad specially Cal's I'm glad to see everyone walked out fine from the crashes.

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