Dani Pedrosa tops wet Jerez practice

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Saturday 28th April, 2012 - 8:28am

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Dani Pedrosa set the pace at Jerez

Dani Pedrosa set the Friday pace at Jerez

Honda’s Dani Pedrosa has emerged fastest from a wet opening day of running ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.

Pedrosa ended the second of the day’s practice sessions 0.66s quicker than Ducati’s Valentino Rossi, with Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden rounding out the top five.

With the entire day affected by wet weather, Stoner was denied the chance to fully assess the strength of the arm that cost him victory in Qatar’s recent season opener.

The top runners elected not to venture onto the circuit during Practice 1 at Jerez due to the severity of the conditions.

Just eight runners set times, CRT class rider Ivan Silva took the opportunity to top the session from Stefan Bradl, Randy de Puniet, Alvaro Bautista and Mattia Passini.

See below for the full Practice 2 times

1 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1’50.780
2 Valentino ROSSI Ducati Team Ducati 1’51.440 0.660 / 0.660
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1’51.873 1.093 / 0.433
4 Casey STONER Repsol Honda Team Honda 1’52.106 1.326 / 0.233
5 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati 1’52.254 1.474 / 0.148
6 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1’53.070 2.290 / 0.816
7 Alvaro BAUTISTA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1’53.166 2.386 / 0.096
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1’53.352 2.572 / 0.186
9 Ben SPIES Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1’53.409 2.629 / 0.057
10 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1’53.409 2.629
11 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar ART 1’54.155 3.375 / 0.746
12 Mattia PASINI Speed Master ART 1’54.370 3.590 / 0.215
13 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 1’54.378 3.598 / 0.008
14 Hector BARBERA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1’54.581 3.801 / 0.203
15 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 1’54.707 3.927 / 0.126
16 Ivan SILVA Avintia Blusens BQR 1’54.748 3.968 / 0.041
17 Yonny HERNANDEZ Avintia Blusens BQR 1’54.915 4.135 / 0.167
18 Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 1’55.752 4.972 / 0.837
19 Michele PIRRO San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 1’56.067 5.287 / 0.315
20 James ELLISON Paul Bird Motorsport ART 1’57.475 6.695 / 1.408
21 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar ART 1’57.789 7.009 / 0.314

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