MotoGP: Qatar Test Day One Results

03/13/2011 @ 2:25 pm, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on MotoGP: Qatar Test Day One Results

MotoGP was under the lights of the Losail International Circuit out here in Qatar on Sunday night. With the weather staying warm, but the humidity coming on in the latter stages of the night, it was the Hondas once again who were setting the pace for MotoGP’s pre-season testing sessions. With four Hondas within half a second of each other, it seemed only the Yamahas were capable of getting in-between the RC212Vs of Pedrosa, Stoner, Aoyama, and Dovizioso (Simoncelli would finish farther down the time sheet as 11th fastest).

Leading the tuning fork charge was Ben Spies, who bested his current teammate Jorge Lorenzo by just over a tenth of second. Spies also would lead former teammate Colin Edwards by just under two tenths of a second, as the three Yamahas rounded out what would be the second row if this was race qualifying. Meanwhile the Ducatis all landed in the slower half of the field, clearly struggling with the desert track.

Pos.RiderTeamFastest lapPrev. GapLead. GapLaps
1Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda Team1:56.27141
2Casey StonerRepsol Honda Team1:56.414+0.143+0.14332
3Hiroshi AoyamaSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:56.444+0.030+0.17359
4Ben SpiesYamaha Factory Racing1:56.563+0.119+0.29238
5Jorge LorenzoYamaha Factory Racing1:56.682+0.119+0.41160
6Colin EdwardsMonster Yamaha Tech 31:56.742+0.060+0.47142
7Andrea DoviziosoRepsol Honda Team1:56.780+0.038+0.50956
8Valentino RossiDucati Marlboro Team1:57.038+0.258+0.76757
9Nicky HaydenDucati Marlboro Team1:57.137+0.099+0.86657
10Randy De PunietPramac Racing Team1:57.143+0.006+0.87239
11Marco SimoncelliSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:57.226+0.083+0.95557
12Alvaro BautistaRizla Suzuki MotoGP1:57.302+0.076+1.03161
13Hector BarberaMapfre Aspar Team1:57.325+0.023+1.05469
14Loris CapirossiPramac Racing Team1:57.437+0.112+1.16656
15Karel AbrahamCardion AB Motoracing1:57.499+0.062+1.22849
16Cal CrutchlowMonster Yamaha Tech 31:57.737+0.238+1.46651
17Toni EliasLCR Honda MotoGP1:58.250+0.513+1.97965

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