Stoner tops Estoril warm-up

Ducati's Casey Stoner has shown that taking a break hasn't made him any slower by topping the warm-up at a foggy Estoril, ahead of this afternoon's Portuguese Grand Prix

Stoner tops Estoril warm-up

The Australian, who missed the last three races, dominated the second half of the 20-minute session and further improved his time with a final effort of 1m37.334s lap.

The rest of the top runners only got close in the final couple of minutes, with Honda's Dani Pedrosa setting the second fastest time, 0.228s behind Stoner.

Yamaha's title contenders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo were a further two tenths behind, with the two separated by a mere 0.002 seconds.

Mika Kallio surprisingly put his Pramac Ducati in fifth position, ahead of the works Desmosedici ridden by Nicky Hayden.

Randy de Puniet was seventh quickest with his LCR Honda, followed by the Suzukis of Chris Vermeulen and Loris Capirossi, and with Gresini Honda's Toni Elias sandwiched between them.

Pos Rider Team Time Laps 1. Casey Stoner Ducati 1m37.334s 11 2. Daniel Pedrosa Honda 1m37.562s + 0.228s 11 3. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m37.788s + 0.454s 11 4. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m37.790s + 0.456s 10 5. Mika Kallio Pramac Ducati 1m38.213s + 0.879s 12 6. Nicky Hayden Ducati 1m38.234s + 0.900s 12 7. Randy de Puniet LCR Honda 1m38.325s + 0.991s 11 8. Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 1m38.651s + 1.317s 12 9. Toni Elias Gresini Honda 1m38.777s + 1.443s 11 10. Loris Capirossi Suzuki 1m38.803s + 1.469s 12 11. Alex de Angelis Gresini Honda 1m38.806s + 1.472s 12 12. James Toseland Tech 3 Yamaha 1m38.842s + 1.508s 11 13. Niccolo Canepa Pramac Ducati 1m39.013s + 1.679s 12 14. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1m39.187s + 1.853s 12 15. Marco Melandri Hayate Kawasaki 1m39.341s + 2.007s 12 16. Gabor Talmacsi Scot Honda 1m39.675s + 2.341s 12 17. Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha 1m39.699s + 2.365s 10 
shares
comments
Hayden frustrated with de Angelis

Previous article

Hayden frustrated with de Angelis

Next article

Epp team to run Aoyama in MotoGP

Epp team to run Aoyama in MotoGP
Load comments
Why Quartararo has evolved more than Yamaha on his road to the MotoGP title Plus

Why Quartararo has evolved more than Yamaha on his road to the MotoGP title

Fabio Quartararo has his first match point in the 2021 MotoGP title race this weekend at Misano. While the 2021 Yamaha is a much-improved bike to its inconsistent predecessor, its the rider himself who has shown the biggest evolution this season. Oriol Puigdemont delves into Quartararo's growth.

MotoGP
Oct 19, 2021
How KTM has wrestled control of young MotoGP talent from Honda Plus

How KTM has wrestled control of young MotoGP talent from Honda

There once was a time when Honda controlled any young rider who emerged in motorcycling, but its market dominance has now swung to the side of MotoGP rival KTM and, to a lesser extent Ducati. Could this development have significant ramifications for the future?

MotoGP
Oct 12, 2021
Why Marc Marquez has to reinvent himself as a MotoGP rider Plus

Why Marc Marquez has to reinvent himself as a MotoGP rider

Marc Marquez's romp to victory at the Grand Prix of the Americas led many to believe the 'old' pre-injury Honda rider was close to coming back to his full powers. However, the 'old' Marquez will probably never exist again and instead he'll have to adapt to his new reality to return to title-winning ways in 2022

MotoGP
Oct 6, 2021
The Marquez self-preservation that fulfilled a COTA MotoGP “dream” Plus

The Marquez self-preservation that fulfilled a COTA MotoGP “dream”

Marc Marquez scorched to his seventh Circuit of the Americas victory in MotoGP last Sunday with a display reminiscent of his pre-injury form. However, his path to the win across the weekend was in keeping with the current reality of his physical limitations, with self-preservation on Saturday key to his Sunday success

MotoGP
Oct 4, 2021
How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike Plus

How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike

His third place at Misano made Enea Bastianini the fifth different Ducati-mounted rider to score a podium in 2021. Amid a season that has seen one rider amass the bulk of Yamaha and Honda's success, the Ducati's versatility makes for a potent weapon, but the contribution of a former leading light shouldn't be forgotten

MotoGP
Sep 23, 2021
The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career Plus

The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career

Maverick Vinales’ early debut with Aprilia has been one of the most interesting plots of the recent MotoGP rounds. The results may not look standout on paper, but a closer inspection reveals just how much progress Vinales has truly made in understanding a bike that has taken him well out of his “comfort zone”

MotoGP
Sep 22, 2021
How ‘El Diablo’ and ‘the Beast’ starred in MotoGP’s Misano contest Plus

How ‘El Diablo’ and ‘the Beast’ starred in MotoGP’s Misano contest

On a day each of the podium trio could claim to be the star of the show, the San Marino Grand Prix will be remembered as a pivotal race in both MotoGP’s present and future. While Fabio Quartararo demonstrated his world title credentials just behind Francesco Bagnaia’s flawless victory charge, a new threat emerged from the shadows

MotoGP
Sep 20, 2021
How Ducati’s Aragon MotoGP win harks to its past and its future Plus

How Ducati’s Aragon MotoGP win harks to its past and its future

Duelling against Marc Marquez at the Aragon Grand Prix, Francesco Bagnaia came out on top to secure a long overdue MotoGP victory. As Marquez likened Bagnaia to a Ducati title contender of old, it appears the Italian rider could finally start to fight for wins on a more regular basis

MotoGP
Sep 13, 2021