MotoGP: The Spanish GP Could Get Interesting – Valentino Rossi Second Fastest in Warm Up as Rain Hits Jerez

04/03/2011 @ 2:35 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

We knew as the rain hit Jerez this weeks that the weather would be a significant factor at the Spanish GP, and the added moisture on the track has already affted the MotoGP riders as they took to the track for their warm-up session this morning. If you placed your money on Casey Stoner to win the Spanish GP, your money might be safe, as the Australian is still eclipsing the field with his lap times.

However with Valentino Rossi slotting in as second quickest this morning, and Nicky Hayden a not-so-distant fourth, it would appear that the Ducati Desmosedici GP11 favors the wet weather a bit more than their counterparts (check out Ben Spies down in the fourteenth position).

As for the other Repsol Honda front-man Dani Pedrosa, you’ll find him down in the timesheets somewhere around the seventh position. There’s of course a whole race still to be run before we’ll see the results of the Spanish GP, but Rossi/Ducati fans have at least some glimmer of sunshine in an otherwise rainy day at Jerez.

MotoGP Warm-Up Results from the Spanish GP in Jerez, Spain:

127Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda Team1’50.297
246Valentino ROSSIITADucati Team1’50.8880.591
34Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda Team1’51.1370.840
469Nicky HAYDENUSADucati Team1’51.1760.879
51Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory Racing1’51.2730.976
658Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda Gresini1’51.4621.165
726Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda Team1’51.4761.179
835Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 31’52.0251.728
914Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing Team1’52.0501.753
105Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 31’52.3762.079
1165Loris CAPIROSSIITAPramac Racing Team1’53.1632.866
1221John HOPKINSUSARizla Suzuki MotoGP1’53.3293.032
138Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGP1’53.5353.238
1411Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory Racing1’53.5893.292
1517Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB Motoracing1’53.9633.666
167Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNSan Carlo Honda Gresini1’54.6064.309
1724Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGP1’56.4516.154

Photo: Ducati Corse

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  • Dr. Gellar

    Oooooh…the race was interesting alright.

  • LutherG

    understatement of the year. wish this was the year for a remake of “Faster”

  • Steve

    They should re-name Dorna…”Drama”.