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German MotoGP, Sachsenring - Saturday practice

7 July 2012

Light rain began falling just before the start of the session.

The track then dried in the closing minutes, when CRT riders Michele Pirro and Mattia Pasini used slick tyres to move ahead of Nicky Hayden (wets).

Ducati test rider Franco Battaini is replacing the injured Karel Abraham. Alvaro Bautista will start from the back of the grid on Sunday after being penalised for his Assen collision with Jorge Lorenzo.

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1. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 30.692s
2. Mattia Pasini ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 31.659s
3. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 33.132s
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 33.301s
5. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 33.302s
6. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 33.597s
7. Franco Battaini ITA Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 33.607s
8. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 33.658s
9. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 34.693s
10. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 34.761s
11. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 35.006s
12. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 35.271s
13. Yonny Hernandez COL Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 35.847s
14. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Ioda-Aprilia CRT) 1m 36.436s
15. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 36.970s
16. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 41.025s
17. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 41.146s
18. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 42.117s

Fastest Friday time:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 22.357s (FP1)

Official Sachsenring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 21.067s (2008)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 21.846s (2011)


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