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Japanese MotoGP, Motegi - Qualifying

13 October 2012

Reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner is returning to action after missing three rounds due to ankle injuries.

Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga has been granted a wild-card entry for his home round, while Roberto Rolfo is replacing Mattia Pasini at Speed Master for the rest of the year.

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1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 44.969s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 45.215s
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 45.257s
4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 45.336s
5. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 45.481s
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 45.612s
7. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 45.745s
8. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 45.848s
9. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 45.976s
10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 46.461s
11. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha YSP Racing Team (YZR-M1) 1m 46.780s
12. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 46.881s
13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 47.383s
14. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 47.581s
15. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 47.791s
16. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 48.125s
17. Yonny Hernandez COL Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 48.513s
18. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 48.653s
19. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 48.831s
20. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 49.023s
21. Roberto Rolfo ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 49.183s
22. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 49.831s


Fastest practice time:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 45.792s (FP3)

Official Motegi MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Honda 1m 45.267s (2011)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 46.090s (2011)


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