2012 Brno MotoGP FP3 Result: Pedrosa Crushes The Field
Dani Pedrosa has dominated the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Brno, setting a searing pace that left the rest of the field gasping for breath. Pedrosa was half a second quicker than the rest of the grid for most of practice, then posted a lap of 1'56.209 on his final lap, getting within a few hundredths of Valentino Rossi's pole lap record set in 2009. Ben Spies took 2nd spot, the Factory Yamaha man the only other rider to get inside the 1'56 mark, but still three quarters of a second down on Pedrosa's time, while Spies' teammate Jorge Lorenzo was for 3rd, eight tenths off Pedrosa's pace. Lorenzo was clearly unhappy with his time at the end, shaking his head on his cool down lap.
The Tech 3 Twosome of Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow took 4th and 5th respectively, though little separates them from the times of the factory Yamahas, while Valentino Rossi continues his decent weekend at Brno, bagging 6th, but more importantly, less than a quarter of a second slower than Jorge Lorenzo. Alvaro Bautista led Stefan Bradl in the dance of the satellite Hondas, while Karel Abraham took 9th, just ahead of Randy de Puniet on the Power Electronics Aspar ART bike.
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