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Results and summary of the qualifying practice result at Motegi:
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Motegi:
Dani Pedrosa was once again the fastest man on Saturday morning at Motegi, taking control at the halfway mark and posting a time a quarter of a second under the race lap record. Jorge Lorenzo took 2nd spot once again, also under the lap record but only by a few thousandths of a second. Behind Lorenzo came his Factory Yamaha teammate Ben Spies, the Texan having picked up the pace once he had a chance to use the soft tire. Andrea Dovizioso made it three Yamahas in the top four, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man just behind Spies. Alvaro Bautista is the second Honda, the San Carlo Gresini Honda man showing impressive speed to take 5th spot, anead of the second Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow and Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner.
After ceding top spot to Jorge Lorenzo on Friday morning at Motegi, Dani Pedrosa took back control of the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class, ending the day atop the timesheets and already under lap record pace. Pedrosa deposed Jorge Lorenzo from top spot, the Factory Yamaha man once again fast, but still a tenth slower than the Repsol Honda rider. Andrea Dovozioso continued his strong weekend by taking 3rd, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man ending the day under a tenth behind Lorenzo and two tenths behind Pedrosa.
Stefan Bradl grabbed 4th spot, the LCR Honda rookie impressive at a track which suits the Honda, while Valentino Rossi put in a hot lap towards the end of the session to jump up to 5th on the timesheets. Ben Spies took 6th on the second Factory Yamaha, finishing ahead of Casey Stoner, who spent a lot of time in the pits. Stoner was nine tenths behind his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, but that gap is manageable for the Australian's first day back on the bike after missing the last three races with a serious ankle injury.
Jorge Lorenzo got the weekend of the Japanese Grand Prix off to a good start, topping the timesheet in the first session of MotoGP free practice under clear and sunny skies. His rival for the title Dani Pedrosa took 2nd, just over a tenth behind the Factory Yamaha man and ahead of the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha of Andrea Dovizioso, a man with an outstanding record at Motegi. After a false start - a problem with his bike left him stranded at the trackside before he had even completed his first lap - Casey Stoner was soon back up to speed, securing 4th spot, but still three quarters of a second off the pace of Lorenzo.
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Aragon:
Results and summary of a thrilling Moto2 race at the Motorland Aragon Circuit:
Results and summary of a drama-filled Moto3 race at the Motorland Aragon circuit:
The sun is out at last at the Motorland Aragon circuit, and the skies are clear and beautiful. It is still cold, and a firm breeze is blowing across the circuit. The track is dry, but still cool, though by the time the race comes round it should have warmed up a lot more. The factory Yamahas were fastest, Jorge Lorenzo posting an impressive run, his teammate Ben Spies getting very close at the end. Teams are now looking at the hard front tire, as the warmer track temperatures will allow its use.