Pedrosa fastest in second session
|By Matt Beer||Saturday, June 19th 2010, 09:59 GMT|
Dani Pedrosa was the first man to break into the 2m04s bracket as he led the way in second MotoGP practice at the new Silverstone.
The Honda rider's 2m04.944s lap near the end of the hour was 0.297 seconds clear of surprise second place man Randy de Puniet, who has been among the frontrunners for LCR Honda all weekend.
Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) snatched third from Casey Stoner with his penultimate lap of the hour. Stoner had dominated the opening stages for Ducati, holding an advantage of 0.7s for a while, but his early 2m05.539s stood as his best of the session and was pushed back to fourth.
The session saw several crashes, starting with Andrea Dovizioso falling on the way into Club early on. He was soon back in action on his second Honda and took fifth ahead of Nicky Hayden's Ducati, Marco Melandri's Gresnini Honda and Colin Edwards' Tech 3 Yamaha.
Rookies Ben Spies, Hector Barbera and Marco Simoncelli also had accidents. Both Barbera (Aspar Ducati) and Simoncelli (Gresini Honda) had violent falls on the way into the Becketts complex, but were able to walk away, while Tech 3 Yamaha's Spies fell at the Village corner in the new section and appeared to be in pain initially before walking clear of the scene.
Pos Rider Team Time Gap 1. Dani Pedrosa Honda 2m04.944s 2. Randy de Puniet LCR Honda 2m05.241s + 0.297s 3. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2m05.348s + 0.404s 4. Casey Stoner Ducati 2m05.539s + 0.595s 5. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 2m05.594s + 0.650s 6. Nicky Hayden Ducati 2m06.128s + 1.184s 7. Marco Melandri Gresini Honda 2m06.205s + 1.261s 8. Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha 2m06.619s + 1.675s 9. Marco Simoncelli Gresini Honda 2m06.829s + 1.885s 10. Aleix Espargaro Pramac Ducati 2m06.903s + 1.959s 11. Ben Spies Tech 3 Yamaha 2m07.017s + 2.073s 12. Hector Barbera Aspar Ducati 2m07.035s + 2.091s 13. Hiroshi Aoyama Interwetten Honda 2m07.832s + 2.888s 14. Mika Kallio Pramac Ducati 2m07.930s + 2.986s 15. Loris Capirossi Suzuki 2m08.053s + 3.109s 16. Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 2m08.969s + 4.025s