The session was interrupted by a rain shower which caused a heavy fall for Casey Stoner. Stoner returned to set the sixth fastest time.

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The Turn 6 kink has been opened slightly for 2012, meaning previous track records no longer apply...

1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 34.522s
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 34.683s
3. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 34.746s
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 35.069s
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 35.250s
6. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 35.312s
7. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 35.400s
8. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 35.428s
9. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 35.559s
10. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 35.640s
11. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 36.466s
12. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 36.663s
13. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 36.784s
14. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 37.707s
15. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 37.765s
16. Yonny Hernandez COL Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 37.847s
17. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Ioda-Aprilia CRT) 1m 38.069s
18. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 38.483s
19. Mattia Pasini ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 38.860s
20. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 40.332s
21. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 40.683s

Fastest Thursday time: Ben Spies USA Yamaha 1m 34.866s (FP2)


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