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Friday practice times (2) - Qatar MotoGP

Full Friday free practice times (2) from the Qatar MotoGP, round 1 of the 2011 world championship.
The rest of Alvaro Bautista's Qatar weekend is in doubt after the only Suzuki rider on the 2011 grid suffered a big fall with nine minutes to go.

Bautista was seen grasping his left thigh after the accident and had to be carried from the track on a stretcher.

Dani Pedrosa led most of the session, until Stoner moved in front with three minutes remaining.

This was the third and final free practice session of the extended four-night race weekend. Qualifying is on Saturday, followed by warm-up and the race on Sunday.

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1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.035s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.193s
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.740s
4. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 55.814s
5. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.003s
6. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 56.266s
7. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 56.302s
8. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 56.306s
9. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 56.362s
10. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 56.434s
11. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 56.437s
12. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.517s
13. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.540s
14. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 56.586s
15. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 57.275s
16. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 57.601s
17. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 58.123s

Fastest Friday practice (1) lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 55.457s

Fastest Thursday practice lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 55.752s

Fastest 2011 Qatar test lap (Monday):
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 55.681s

2010 Qatar Grand Prix (11th April):
Pole position:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro 1m 55.007s
Fastest race lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 55.537s

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March 18, 2011 7:05 PM

Good effort from Cal too.Just .1 of a secomd behind Rossi despite "someone" claiming yesterday that he is not fast enough to be in Motogp! And with the tip of his finger ground away! Bloody well done mate.

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March 18, 2011 7:29 PM

Stoner crazy fast, it looks like he is just chilling and waiting for someone to have a better lap and then he goes and bam, puts an even faster one. I feel sorry for Nicky, according to Vito he is using the flexi package in both of his bikes, basically he is doing VRs testing, I don't see NH being as happy as before, it may pay dividends in the long run but for now he is the test mule for VR. Sucks

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