Casey Stoner fastest at damp Valencia

Casey Stoner at Valencia

Casey Stoner at Valencia

Casey Stoner has set the fastest time at Valencia – the final round of the MotoGP Championship.

The new world champion set the best time of the day in a damp first practice session. While that session was mildy wet, the rain really came down in Practice 2, ensuring there was no chance of beating Stoner’s time.

Second fastest in the first session went to Stoner’s Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa from Ducati’s Valentino Rossi.

Fastest in the second session was Suzuki rider Álvaro Bautista, who topped the rainy session at the Ricardo Tormo circuit ahead of Nicky Hayden and Randy de Puniet.

Stoner finished down in eighth in the second session.

See below for times from the first two practice sessions.

Practice 1

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 299.1 1’45.513
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 298.3 1’45.736 0.223 / 0.223
3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 294.4 1’45.828 0.315 / 0.092
4 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 291.7 1’46.073 0.560 / 0.245
5 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 291.8 1’46.108 0.595 / 0.035
6 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 291.3 1’46.259 0.746 / 0.151
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 293.3 1’46.371 0.858 / 0.112
8 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 297.3 1’46.393 0.880 / 0.022
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 297.4 1’46.402 0.889 / 0.009
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 295.0 1’46.581 1.068 / 0.179
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 293.9 1’46.922 1.409 / 0.341
12 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 297.4 1’46.967 1.454 / 0.045
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 290.6 1’47.079 1.566 / 0.112
14 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 296.9 1’47.581 2.068 / 0.502
15 41 Josh HAYES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 287.7 1’48.037 2.524 / 0.456
16 89 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA JPN Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 290.2 1’48.382 2.869 / 0.345

Practice 2

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 295.2 1’47.975
2 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 291.8 1’48.316 0.341 / 0.341
3 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 293.9 1’48.684 0.709 / 0.368
4 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 289.3 1’49.021 1.046 / 0.337
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 295.7 1’49.350 1.375 / 0.329
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 299.9 1’49.422 1.447 / 0.072
7 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 295.6 1’49.613 1.638 / 0.191
8 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 298.5 1’49.674 1.699 / 0.061
9 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 299.2 1’49.820 1.845 / 0.146
10 41 Josh HAYES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 287.9 1’50.509 2.534 / 0.689
11 89 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA JPN Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 291.5 1’51.277 3.302 / 0.768
12 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 291.9 1’51.838 3.863 / 0.561
13 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 296.3 1’51.932 3.957 / 0.094
14 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 289.4 1’52.072 4.097 / 0.140
15 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 287.5 1’53.286 5.311 / 1.214
16 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 291.8 1’54.342 6.367 / 1.056

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