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Valencia MotoGP - Friday practice (2)

9 November 2012

Drying track. The best lap times were set on slicks at the end of the session, but five riders - including Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner - didn't even record a lap time due to the mixed conditions.

Injured Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies is being replaced by test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga.

Former 250cc world champion and MotoGP rider Hiroshi Aoyama has been drafted into the Avintia Blusens squad in place of the injured Yonny Hernandez.

Also running under the Avintia banner is Claudio Corti, making his MotoGP debut this weekend as a wild-card on the Inmotec-Kawasaki.

Valencia has been resurfaced for this year's round.

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1. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 36.965s
2. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 37.084s
3. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 37.389s
4. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 37.782s
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 38.115s
6. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 38.300s
7. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 38.304s
8. Roberto Rolfo ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 38.905s
9. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 39.837s
10. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 40.497s
11. Claudio Corti ITA Avintia Blusens (Inmotec-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 42.993s
12. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 44.384s
13. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 44.564s
14. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 45.180s
15. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 45.426s
16. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 45.678s
17. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 2m 6.873s
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) No Time
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) No Time
Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) No Time
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) No Time
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) No Time


Fastest FP1 time:
Nicky Hayden USA Ducati 1m 44.485s (wet)

Official Valencia MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 31.002s (2006)
Fastest race lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 32.582s (2008)


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