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Saturday practice - French MotoGP, Le Mans

Full Saturday free practice times from the French MotoGP at Le Mans, round 4 of 18.
Casey Stoner returned to set the fastest time after falling midway through the session, while Mattia Pasini was absent after a highside on his third lap.

The injured Colin Edwards has been replaced by Chris Vermeulen for this event.

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1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 33.945s
2. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 34.425s
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 34.429s
4. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 34.456s
5. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 34.471s
6. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 34.636s
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 34.757s
8. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 35.081s
9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 35.261s
10. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 35.328s
11. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 35.423s
12. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 35.468s
13. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 36.389s
14. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 36.666s
15. Yonny Hernandez COL Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 37.138s
16. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Ioda-Aprilia CRT) 1m 37.666s
17. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 37.692s
18. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 37.940s
19. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 38.344s
20. Chris Vermeulen AUS NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 39.507s
21. Mattia Pasini ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 46.663s

Fastest Friday time:
Casey Stoner AUS Honda 1m 33.740s (FP2)

Official Le Mans MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 32.647s (2008)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 33.617s (2011)




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JimmyJimmy

May 19, 2012 10:16 AM

I watched the session live. Stoner's off was gentle. Pretty impressive laps after he jumped onto the other bike. Good to see Rossi pull his finger out a bit. Crutchlow continues to impress, Spies continues to disappoint.



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