2012 Catalunya MotoGP Warm Up Result: Crutchlow Tops Difficult Session

It started to rain at the start of MotoGP warm up, making conditions treacherous, and causing a spate of crashes. Dani Pedrosa, James Ellison, and Randy de Puniet all went down, and countless riders found themselves running straight on and into the gravel. Ellison's crash brought out the red flags, as it took so long to clear his bike from the gravel traps.

Cal Crutchlow ended the session fastest, ahead of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi, though conditions were so difficult and changing so fast that the results were rendered meaningless. It is uncertain what the weather will do during the race, but it is unlikely to be dry, with light rain expected on and off during the afternoon.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW YAMAHA 2'00.239    
2 1 Casey STONER HONDA 2'00.283 0.044 0.044
3 46 Valentino ROSSI DUCATI 2'00.736 0.497 0.453
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA HONDA 2'00.745 0.506 0.009
5 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 2'00.783 0.544 0.038
6 6 Stefan BRADL HONDA 2'00.887 0.648 0.104
7 26 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 2'01.362 1.123 0.475
8 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR 2'01.466 1.227 0.104
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI IODA 2'01.674 1.435 0.208
10 22 Ivan SILVA BQR 2'02.454 2.215 0.780
11 51 Michele PIRRO FTR 2'02.963 2.724 0.509
12 11 Ben SPIES YAMAHA 2'03.067 2.828 0.104
13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO YAMAHA 2'03.404 3.165 0.337
14 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 2'03.821 3.582 0.417
15 8 Hector BARBERA DUCATI 2'04.250 4.011 0.429
16 54 Mattia PASINI ART 2'04.332 4.093 0.082
17 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 2'04.805 4.566 0.473
18 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 2'05.083 4.844 0.278
19 5 Colin EDWARDS SUTER 2'07.781 7.542 2.698
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM DUCATI 2'24.064 23.82516.283 287.2
Not Classified
  77 James ELLISON ART      

 

Race Details
2012
It started to rain at the start of MotoGP warm up, making conditions treacherous, and causing a spate of crashes. Dani Pedrosa, James Ellison, and Randy de Puniet all went down, and countless riders found themselves running straight on and into the gravel. Ellison's crash brought out the red flags, as it took so long to clear his bike from the gravel traps.Cal Crutchlow ended the session fastest, ahead of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi, though conditions were so difficult and changing so fast that the results were rendered meaningless. It is uncertain what the weather will do during the race, but it is unlikely to be dry, with light rain expected on and off during the afternoon.Results:

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