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Qualifying times - Le Mans MotoGP

Full qualifying times from the French MotoGP, round three of the 2010 world championship.

Alvaro Bautista, who tried to ride despite breaking his collarbone last week, has pulled out of the event after a big fall in morning practice.

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 1m 33.408s
2. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 1m 33.462s
3. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 1m 33.573s
4. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 33.824s
5. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 33.845s
6. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 34.074s
7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 34.204s
8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 34.304s
9. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 34.306s
10. Aleix Espargaro SPA Pramac Racing 1m 34.514s
11. Marco Melandri ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 34.523s
12. Ben Spies USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 34.920s
13. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 34.942s
14. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP 1m 34.979s
15. Hector Barbera SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar 1m 35.323s
16. Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing 1m 35.810s

Fastest practice time:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro 1m 34.029s

2009 French Grand Prix - 17/05/2009:
Pole position:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda 1m 33.974s
Fastest race lap (wet/dry):
Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda 1m 35.045s

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Smith, Espargaro, Nakasuga win Suzuka (pic: Yamaha)
Casey Stoner at Suzuka (pic: Musashi)
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Pol Espargaro tests for Suzuka (pic: Yamaha)
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Dani Pedrosa tests 2016 Honda (pic: Honda).
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May 22, 2010 3:04 PM
Last Edited 1900 days ago

Excuse me Steve but this is Bike Racing. They crash. They are 2 wheels not 4 did you know? It seems some of you are pretty clueless when it comes to bikes and crashing and go a bit overboard. Casey had a spill or 2 and now he can't rider the Ducati. Now Spies crashes and he's going to fade back to WSBK. In the 500cc days before traction control, multiple riders crashed every weekend. Schwantz made a career of tossing himself down the rode and picking himself up. Lawson won on a Honda that didn't want to be rode. Do you know what the riders dubbed Doohan his rookie year? "Dead before summer" Doohan. Even Rossi crashes a couple times a year now. But somehow now a crash "means" something. "He's lost his confidence". "He can't ride the bike no more" blah, blah, blah. The only thing it means most of the time is that they crashed - nothing more. No underlying messages or themes. Just a crash by a bike racer.


May 22, 2010 3:19 PM

@ RawDawg..100% with u bro! Its like nothing can happen nowadays and its not the end of the world to some of these "just started watching racing posers" Come on... Didn't your mama tell you that if you don't have anything good (or in this case, constructive) to say..don't say anything at all! I refuse to say anything negative bout JT (hope he wins the championship in WSBK if not this year then next) but why don't we wait until Spies has had the time and opportunity (2 yrs) not 2 races, before we start the misaligned comparisons. Spies has a world of expectations on his head, he is a victim of his own success and some people just want to see him fall! Why I don't know but this is life!

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