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Friday practice (1) - Valencia MotoGP

Full Friday free practice times (1) from the Valencia MotoGP, the 18th and final round.
The session was cold and wet.

Colin Edwards, injured in Marco Simoncelli's fatal accident at Sepang, has been replaced by reigning AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes.

Injured 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo is again being replaced by Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga. Loris Capirossi is riding with Simoncelli's #58.

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1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 45.513s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 45.736s
3. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 45.828s
4. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 46.073s
5. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 1m 46.108s
6. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 46.259s
7. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 46.371s
8. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 1m 46.393s
9. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 46.402s
10. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 46.581s
11. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 46.922s
12. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 46.967s
13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 47.079s
14. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 47.581s
15. Josh Hayes USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 48.037s
16. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 48.382s


2011 Valencia Grand Prix (November 7):
Pole position:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Team 1m 31.799s
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 32.914s




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Jon

November 04, 2011 10:37 AM

I think the generally accepted explanation is that Ducati's weakness is the chassis- which just happens to be carbon. It doesn't behave like the alloy beam/perimeter frames of the other bikes. When the track is cold, wet and slippery the chassis dynamics aren't as important. The tyres don't offer the same grip so don't work the chassis anywhere near as hard. In the wet it's more about the general balance, grip from the tyres (equal), the electronics and of course the rider.



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