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Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Misano:
Results of qualifying for the 125cc class at Misano:
Stefan Bradl and Marc Marquez continue to dispute the leadership of the Moto2 class at Misano, with Stefan Bradl coming out on top in the latest instalment. Marquez had led for much of the third session of free practice, but Bradl squeaked ahead of the Spaniard in the final seconds to take the lead by just four thousandths of a second. Alex de Angelis was 3rd fastest in the session, the man from San Marino excelling as usual at his home race, while Yuki Takahashi put the Gresini Moriwaki into 4th, ahead of Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone.
Casey Stoner has once again topped the timesheet during the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class, the Australian posting a searing lap of 1'33.567 early on. That lap was good enough to secure top spot, and at just two tenths slower than Stoner's pole record - set on super-sticky qualifying tires back in 2008 - promises to see the times get very close to the 1'32 bracket during this afternoon's qualifying.
Dani Pedrosa set the 2nd fastest time, getting dangerously close to matching his Repsol Honda teammate's time. Yesterday's fastest man Jorge Lorenzo could only improve his time by a fraction, ending in 3rd and a third of a second behind Stoner, and ahead of his Yamaha teammate Ben Spies. Yesterday's press conference announcement by Colin Edwards that he would be riding a CRT bike with Forward Racing for 2012 appears to have galvanized the Texan, Edwards posting a time a full second faster than his time from Friday, ending the session in 5th just ahead of the third Repsol Honda of Andrea Dovizioso.
Nico Terol has completed a clean sweep of free practice at Misano by setting the fastest time in FP3, and pipping Maverick Viñales with his last lap of practice. The Bankia Aspar rider ended the session three tenths ahead of his young compatriot, after Viñales had led much of the final session of practice. Johann Zarco improved his fortunes a little, ending the session in 3rd and under a half a second behind Terol, while Hector Faubel finished FP3 in 4th.
After a very mediocre FP1 this morning, Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo grabbed the afternoon session of practice for the MotoGP class at Misano by the throat and set a scorching pace, taking another couple of tenths off Casey Stoner's time from this morning and breaking into the 1'33s with a lap of 1'33.929. Stoner pushed hard to respond, taking a tenth off his own best time from this morning, but only managing the 2nd fastest time just outside the 1'33s, while his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa ended the session in 3rd after leading through the early stages.
San Carlo Gresini Honda's Marco Simoncelli also improved his time from by half a second, sneaking ahead of Yamaha's Ben Spies and the third Repsol man Andrea Dovizioso. Alvaro Bautista's impressive run also continues, the Rizla Suzuki rider finishing the session in 7th just over a second behind Lorenzo, and ahead of his former 250cc rival Hector Barbera on the Mapfre Aspar Ducati. Hiroshi Aoyama ended FP2 in 9th, ahead of Monster Tech 3's Colin Edwards, while Valentino Rossi finished the session in 11th, 1.4 seconds slower than his former teammate. Rossi's improvement came right at the very end of the session, the Italian languishing near the bottom of the timesheets for most of FP2.
Nico Terol continues to rule the 125cc class at Misano, the Bankia Aspar rider topping the second session of free practice after leading the first. Competition in the afternoon came from his teammate Hector Faubel, while Danny Kent of the Red Bull Ajo team ended with the 3rd fastest time, the young Briton making excellent progress since being given an Aprilia RSA. Johann Zarco ended as 4th fastest.
Marc Marquez took control of the first session of practice for the Moto2 class at Misano late in the session, posting a fast lap to lead Frenchman Jules Cluzel by nearly a third of a second. Cluzel's margin over 3rd place man Aleix Espargaro was smaller, the Spaniard just edging local boy Alex de Anglis into 4th. Aleix' younger brother Pol has clearly taken heart from his first ever podium at Indy last week, the Spaniard briefly leading the session and ending FP1 in 5th, half a second behind Marquez and seven hundredths ahead of Simone Corsi, who led for most of FP1.
Casey Stoner ended the first session of practice at Misano for the MotoGP class on top of the timesheets, and on course to set lap records, the Australian ending the session with a time 0.160 under the existing race lap record. Though Stoner and his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa had led for much of qualifying, it looked like Ben Spies would end the session ahead of them, the factory Yamaha rider taking the lead in the final minutes of FP1, only to see Stoner blitz his time on the Australian's final flying lap. Spies was demoted to 2nd spot, just ahead of Pedrosa.
Andrea Dovizioso made it three Repsol Hondas in the top four, just sneaking ahead of his rival for HRC's affections Marco Simoncelli on the San Carlo Gresini Honda. The Italians ended the session ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, the defending World Champion getting off to a difficult start at Misano and managing to set only the 6th fastest time nearly a second behind his rival for the 2011 crown Casey Stoner.
Nico Terol has carried his momentum from Indianapolis into Misano, topping the first session of practice for the 125cc class. The Spaniard ended the session an eighth of a second ahead of Efren Vazquez, the Avant AirAsia Ajo rider also carrying his form over from last weekend. Maverick Viñales ended the session in 3rd, impressive for the Blusens rider's first visit to the Misano circuit, while Terol's title rival Johann Zarco ended the session in 4th.
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Indianapolis:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Indianapolis: