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Pedrosa takes over in second Motegi practice

The 31-year-old, who rode from 15th to sixth as a replacement for the injured Jorge Lorenzo at Valencia, finished eleventh in both Friday sessions - gaining a tenth of a second relative to the top to finish the day 1.713s from Pedrosa.

Barbera concluded the session in twelfth (+2.144s) with Aleix Espargaro beating the Cardion AB Ducati of Karel Abraham, who fell. Espargaro himself had tumbled early in FP1, with Aspar Aprilia team-mate Randy de Puniet then doing likewise in FP2, which he finished in 15th place.

Roberto Rolfo, drafted in to the cash-strapped Speed Master squad in place of Mattia Pasini for the remaining rounds, was 20th this morning and 19th out of the 22 riders this afternoon.

Rolfo, who began the year in Moto2, is making his first MotoGP start since 2005.

Free practice (2):

1. Dani Pedrosa
2. Jorge Lorenzo
3. Andrea Dovizioso
4. Stefan Bradl
5. Valentino Rossi
6. Ben Spies
7. Casey Stoner
8. Alvaro Bautista
9. Cal Crutchlow
10. Nicky Hayden
11. Katsuyuki Nakasuga
12. Hector Barbera
13. Aleix Espargaro
14. Karel Abraham
15. Randy De Puniet
16. Colin Edwards
17. James Ellison
18. Michele Pirro
19. Roberto Rolfo
20. Yonny Hernandez
21. Ivan Silva
22. Danilo Petrucci





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dacron

October 12, 2012 8:17 AM

@Worsethanoob. its clear you never watched the practice. animated does not mean throwing a tantrum , in this case it was describing what the bike was doing to his crew. so pizz off and come back after you stop moaning without facts.

TTFN - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 8:31 AM

Love the fact that people go on about Stoner moaning by moaning about Stoner moaning and if you fire up a couple of brain cells you can see that Stoner isn't moaning, he is either getting the job done or just telling it like it is.



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