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Valencia MotoGP - Saturday practice

10 November 2012

Damp session which saw many riders remain in the pits until the final ten minutes, when slick tyres were possible.

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. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 33.033s
2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 33.641s
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 33.672s
4. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 33.751s
5. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 34.263s
6. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 34.296s
7. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 34.764s
8. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 34.915s
9. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 34.991s
10. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 35.371s
11. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 35.824s
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 35.919s
13. Roberto Rolfo ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 36.149s
14. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 36.192s
15. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 36.267s
16. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 36.517s
17. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 36.538s
18. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 36.753s
19. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 37.701s
20. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 37.969s
21. Claudio Corti ITA Avintia Blusens (Inmotec-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 38.663s
22. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 46.122s

Fastest Friday time:
Randy de Puniet FRA ART 1m 36.965s (FP2)

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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