MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2009 Jerez Red Bull Rookies Cup Race 1 Results

The first race of the Red Bull Rookies Cup was a close run affair, and eventually won by the Norwegian veteran Sturla Fagerhaug. But the race was a two-part affair, the race being red-flagged after a nasty crash saw British rider Harry Stafford fall and then be struck by a following rider, in a chilling reminder of the tragic accident that killed Craig Jones in 2008. Stafford was taken to hospital in a coma, but has since recovered and spoken to his father. He is currently in hospital in Cadiz, where CAT scans revealed no serious damage. The Rookies will race again tomorrow, the race being shown live on the internet on the Red Bull Rookies Cup website, where you can also watch the first race again.

Results of the Red Bull Rookies Cup Race 1 at Jerez:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 33 Sturla FAGERHAUG KTM 11'40.024  
2 20 Mathew SCHOLTZ KTM 11'40.335 0.311
3 52 Danny KENT KTM 11'40.406 0.382
4 70 Alexander KRISTIANSSO KTM 11'40.503 0.479
5 16 Joshua HOOK KTM 11'40.670 0.646
6 77 Alejandro PARDO KTM 11'41.042 1.018
7 44 Nelson MAJOR KTM 11'41.081 1.057
8 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 11'41.175 1.151
9 22 Daniel RUIZ KTM 11'41.271 1.247
10 69 Hayden GILLIM KTM 11'42.504 2.480
11 32 Jacob GAGNE KTM 11'42.509 2.485
12 47 Kevin CALIA KTM 11'43.572 3.548
13 41 Brad BINDER KTM 11'43.902 3.878
14 4 Xavier FIGUERAS KTM 11'47.725 7.701
15 63 Juan PERELLO KTM 11'47.744 7.720
16 27 Alessio CAPPELLA KTM 11'50.224 10.200
17 36 Nico THÖNI KTM 11'50.244 10.220
18 30 Dylan MAVIN KTM 11'50.801 10.777
19 71 Taylor MACKENZIE KTM 11'56.728 16.704
20 35 Benny SOLIS KTM 12'32.325 52.301
Out of standing 1st part
  46 Daijiro HIURA KTM    
  61 Arthur SISSIS KTM    
  89 Fraser ROGERS KTM    
Not finished first lap 1st part
  93 Robin BARBOSA KTM    
Not started race re-start
  21 Florian MARINO KTM    
  24 Harry STAFFORD KTM    

 

Round Number: 
1
2009
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2009 Jerez 250cc Qualifying Practice Result - Another Spaniard Makes It A Home Pole Clean Sweep

Results and report for the 250cc Qualifying Practice session at Jerez:

Qualifying for the 250cc class at Jerez turned up quite a surprise. The fact that a Spaniard ended up on pole - making it a clean sweep for Spanish riders at the first of their home Grand Prix - was a pretty safe bet, but there were very few people who reckoned on it being Alex Debon aboard the privateer Aeropuero Castello Blusens machine. Debon took first place with 6 minutes of the session left, deposing early leader Marco Simoncelli on the Gilera. And as Simoncelli prepared to counter-attack with 3 minutes left on the clock, the Italian folded the front in the fast Senna corner, sliding out in exactly the same place as he crashed this morning. Despite his wild tumble through the gravel, Simoncelli walked away unhurt.

Simoncelli's crash also meant he was unable to counter Hector Barbera, who took 2nd in front of the Italian after the flag had fallen for the end of the session. Alvaro Bautista, the man whose name everyone had pencilled in for pole, could only manage the 4th fastest time, though the Spaniard will be pleased to start from pole.

Another suprise package heads up the second row, as Matteoni Racing's Jules Cluzel confirms his strong form with the 5th quickest time. Cluzel edged out Hiroshi Aoyama, the Scot Honda rider who has been right at the sharp end all weekend. Mike di Meglio and Thomas Luthi complete the second row.

Results of 250cc QP: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 6 Alex DEBON APRILIA 1'43.028    
2 40 Hector BARBERA APRILIA 1'43.317 0.289 0.289
3 58 Marco SIMONCELLI GILERA 1'43.376 0.348 0.059
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA APRILIA 1'43.451 0.423 0.075
5 16 Jules CLUZEL APRILIA 1'43.521 0.493 0.070
6 4 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'43.591 0.563 0.070
7 63 Mike DI MEGLIO APRILIA 1'43.792 0.764 0.201
8 12 Thomas LUTHI APRILIA 1'43.864 0.836 0.072
9 55 Hector FAUBEL HONDA 1'43.891 0.863 0.027
10 28 Gabor TALMACSI APRILIA 1'44.058 1.030 0.167
11 52 Lukas PESEK APRILIA 1'44.252 1.224 0.194
12 35 Raffaele DE ROSA HONDA 1'44.484 1.456 0.232
13 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT HONDA 1'44.515 1.487 0.031
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM APRILIA 1'44.734 1.706 0.219
15 75 Mattia PASINI APRILIA 1'44.818 1.790 0.084
16 15 Roberto LOCATELLI GILERA 1'44.872 1.844 0.054
17 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA HONDA 1'45.752 2.724 0.880
18 25 Alex BALDOLINI APRILIA 1'45.857 2.829 0.105
19 10 Imre TOTH APRILIA 1'46.017 2.989 0.160
20 77 Aitor RODRIGUEZ APRILIA 1'47.069 4.041 1.052
21 7 Axel PONS APRILIA 1'47.181 4.153 0.112
22 8 Bastien CHESAUX HONDA 1'47.823 4.795 0.642
23 56 Vladimir LEONOV APRILIA 1'48.244 5.216 0.421
24 53 Valentin DEBISE HONDA 1'48.385 5.357 0.141
25 76 Ivan MAESTRO APRILIA 1'49.082 6.054 0.697
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'50.240
  54 Toby MARKHAM HONDA 1'51.558 8.530 2.476

 

Round Number: 
3
2009
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2009 Jerez MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result - More Joy At Jerez For Spanish Fans

Full results of the MotoGP Qualifying Practice at Jerez:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'38.933    
2 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'38.984 0.051 0.051
3 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'39.415 0.482 0.431
4 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'39.642 0.709 0.227
5 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'39.806 0.873 0.164
6 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'39.862 0.929 0.056
7 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'39.926 0.993 0.064
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'39.966 1.033 0.040
9 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'40.112 1.179 0.146
10 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'40.185 1.252 0.073
11 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1'40.381 1.448 0.196
12 59 Sete GIBERNAU DUCATI 1'40.440 1.507 0.059
13 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI HONDA 1'40.599 1.666 0.159
14 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'40.670 1.737 0.071
15 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'40.796 1.863 0.126
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'40.953 2.020 0.157
17 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'41.238 2.305 0.285
18 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1'41.253 2.320 0.015

 

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3
2009
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2009 Jerez 125cc Qualifyfying Practice Result - Home Joy For Spanish Fans

Results of the 125cc Qualifying Practice at Jerez: 

Julian Simon got qualifying off to a good start for the Spanish fans, the Bancaja Aspar rider taking pole for the 125cc race in front of his home fans. Simon came out on top of a three-way fight between himself, team mate Bradley Smith and ISPA rider Andrea Iannone. Despite a last minute charge which ended when he ran into traffic, Smith took second, leaving Iannone down in 3rd. KTM rider Marc Marquez completes the front row, a strong performance for the tiny Spaniard.

The winds made it difficult for the lightweight 125 bikes, with several bikes being blown off line going into the Expo '92 and Dry Sack corners. The conditions didn't prevent the British riders Scott Redding and Danny Webb from a getting a good result, both men on the second row of the grid, starting from 7th and 8th respectively. American Cameron Beaubier also took a big step forward, ending the session in 17th, the former Red Bull Rookie more comfortable at tracks he raced at last year.

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'48.237    
2 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'48.434 0.197 0.197
3 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'48.519 0.282 0.085
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'48.931 0.694 0.412
5 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'48.955 0.718 0.024
6 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'49.237 1.000 0.282
7 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'49.310 1.073 0.073
8 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'49.353 1.116 0.043
9 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'49.362 1.125 0.009
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'49.400 1.163 0.038
11 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'49.806 1.569 0.406
12 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'49.954 1.717 0.148
13 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'49.968 1.731 0.014
14 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'50.167 1.930 0.199
15 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'50.196 1.959 0.029
16 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'50.249 2.012 0.053
17 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'50.256 2.019 0.007
18 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'50.342 2.105 0.086
19 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'50.453 2.216 0.111
20 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'50.564 2.327 0.111
21 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'50.781 2.544 0.217
22 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'51.098 2.861 0.317
23 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'51.542 3.305 0.444
24 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 1'51.605 3.368 0.063
25 42 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'51.945 3.708 0.340
26 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'52.050 3.813 0.105
27 5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'52.850 4.613 0.800
28 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'53.002 4.765 0.152
29 39 Luis SALOM HONDA 1'53.186 4.949 0.184
30 41 Borja MAESTRO APRILIA 1'54.170 5.933 0.984
31 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'54.642 6.405 0.472
32 88 Michael RANSEDER HAOJUE 1'54.765 6.528 0.123
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'55.813
  40 Eduard LOPEZ APRILIA 1'55.900 7.663 1.135
  66 Matthew HOYLE HAOJUE 1'56.300 8.063 0.400
  31 Jordi DALMAU HONDA 1'57.298 9.061 0.998
  94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'57.508 9.271 0.210

 

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3
2009
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2009 Jerez 250cc FP2 Results - Simoncelli Makes A Triumphant Comeback

After a difficult day yesterday, Marco Simoncelli ended the second session of free practice for the 250 class with the fastest time. The Italian had started the day in terrible shape, well out of the top 10, but after the halfway mark, Simoncelli found something which catapulted him to the top of the timesheets. Hiroshi Aoyama continues to impress on the Scot Honda, leading for much of the session, ending practice with the 2nd fastest time. After dominating yesterday, Alvaro Bautista finished third. However, it all means very little, as the grid will be settled in qualifying practice this afternoon.

Results of the 250cc FP2 session:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 58 Marco SIMONCELLI GILERA 1'43.474    
2 4 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'43.556 0.082 0.082
3 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA APRILIA 1'43.679 0.205 0.123
4 6 Alex DEBON APRILIA 1'43.730 0.256 0.051
5 63 Mike DI MEGLIO APRILIA 1'43.970 0.496 0.240
6 40 Hector BARBERA APRILIA 1'43.995 0.521 0.025
7 17 Karel ABRAHAM APRILIA 1'44.186 0.712 0.191
8 28 Gabor TALMACSI APRILIA 1'44.302 0.828 0.116
9 75 Mattia PASINI APRILIA 1'44.487 1.013 0.185
10 55 Hector FAUBEL HONDA 1'44.521 1.047 0.034
11 35 Raffaele DE ROSA HONDA 1'44.623 1.149 0.102
12 16 Jules CLUZEL APRILIA 1'44.722 1.248 0.099
13 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT HONDA 1'44.908 1.434 0.186
14 15 Roberto LOCATELLI GILERA 1'45.084 1.610 0.176
15 12 Thomas LUTHI APRILIA 1'45.113 1.639 0.029
16 52 Lukas PESEK APRILIA 1'45.299 1.825 0.186
17 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA HONDA 1'45.438 1.964 0.139
18 25 Alex BALDOLINI APRILIA 1'45.971 2.497 0.533
19 10 Imre TOTH APRILIA 1'46.451 2.977 0.480
20 7 Axel PONS APRILIA 1'47.211 3.737 0.760
21 77 Aitor RODRIGUEZ APRILIA 1'48.076 4.602 0.865
22 8 Bastien CHESAUX HONDA 1'48.194 4.720 0.118
23 76 Ivan MAESTRO APRILIA 1'49.002 5.528 0.808
24 56 Vladimir LEONOV APRILIA 1'49.225 5.751 0.223
25 53 Valentin DEBISE HONDA 1'49.683 6.209 0.458
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'50.717
  54 Toby MARKHAM HONDA 1'51.550 8.076 1.867

 

Round Number: 
3
2009
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2009 Jerez MotoGP FP2 Results - Spanish Favorites Top Second Session

Dani Pedrosa ended the second session of MotoGP free practice on top of the timesheets at Jerez this morning, demonstrating that the Spaniard is clearly in form. Pedrosa deposed Casey Stoner from his usual spot atop the tables halfway through the session, dipping into the 1'39s. Pedrosa and Stoner were soon joined by Jorge Lorenzo as the three men capable of running consistently in the mid 1'39 bracket, Lorenzo putting in a couple of extremely impressive runs which bagged him the 2nd fastest time, and coming close to matching Pedrosa's fastest lap several laps in a row. In the end, the top three were separated by less than a tenth of a second.

Randy de Puniet continued the strong start yesterday, taking 4th ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. Colin Edwards was the next fastest Yamaha, ahead of Valentino Rossi, who was consistently a long way off the times of the front men. Rossi's time could be attributed to the conditions, with both track and air temperature well down on yesterday afternoon.

Good news for Nicky Hayden, too. After spending the first half of practice languishing in the nether reaches of the timesheets, the Kentucky Kid finally found a couple of changes which helped propel him up to the 10th time of the morning. The way Hayden leapfrogged from 16th to 10th suggests a setup change helped the American fix an issue, and offers hope for improvement later this afternoon.

The grid for the race will be set this afternoon, in the sole Qualifying session.

Results of FP2:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'39.422    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'39.476 0.054 0.054
3 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'39.542 0.120 0.066
4 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'39.759 0.337 0.217
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'39.962 0.540 0.203
6 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'40.134 0.712 0.172
7 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'40.244 0.822 0.110
8 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'40.304 0.882 0.060
9 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1'40.520 1.098 0.216
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'40.593 1.171 0.073
11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'40.601 1.179 0.008
12 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'40.762 1.340 0.161
13 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'40.829 1.407 0.067
14 59 Sete GIBERNAU DUCATI 1'40.878 1.456 0.049
15 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'41.042 1.620 0.164
16 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI HONDA 1'41.203 1.781 0.161
17 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'41.339 1.917 0.136
18 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1'42.167 2.745 0.828

 

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3
2009
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2009 Jerez 125cc FP2 Result - Simon Takes Round Two

Julian Simon took round two of the Aspar team battle at Jerez, setting the quickest time in the second session of free practice for the 125cc class at Jerez. Team mate Bradley Smith was relegated to 2nd spot, over 3/10ths of a second slower than Simon, with Andrea Iannone just behind him in 3rd. Scott Redding put in another good session to finish 7th, while fellow Briton Danny Webb could not repeat his form of Friday afternoon, ending the session in 16th spot. American Cameron Beaubier also dropped a couple of spots down to 24th place.

Full results of the 125cc FP2 session at Jerez: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'47.203    
2 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'47.524 0.321 0.321
3 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'47.620 0.417 0.096
4 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'47.776 0.573 0.156
5 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'47.995 0.792 0.219
6 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'48.015 0.812 0.020
7 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'48.090 0.887 0.075
8 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'48.299 1.096 0.209
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'48.463 1.260 0.164
10 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'48.474 1.271 0.011
11 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'48.478 1.275 0.004
12 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'48.593 1.390 0.115
13 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'48.716 1.513 0.123
14 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'48.923 1.720 0.207
15 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'48.990 1.787 0.067
16 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'49.046 1.843 0.056
17 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'49.047 1.844 0.001
18 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'49.252 2.049 0.205
19 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'49.343 2.140 0.091
20 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'49.454 2.251 0.111
21 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'49.711 2.508 0.257
22 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'49.730 2.527 0.019
23 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'50.225 3.022 0.495
24 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'50.515 3.312 0.290
25 42 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'50.919 3.716 0.404
26 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 1'51.419 4.216 0.500
27 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'51.451 4.248 0.032
28 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'51.667 4.464 0.216
29 5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'51.713 4.510 0.046
30 88 Michael RANSEDER HAOJUE 1'53.101 5.898 1.388
31 39 Luis SALOM HONDA 1'53.221 6.018 0.120
32 31 Jordi DALMAU HONDA 1'53.661 6.458 0.440
33 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'53.781 6.578 0.120
34 40 Eduard LOPEZ APRILIA 1'54.402 7.199 0.621
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'54.707
  41 Borja MAESTRO APRILIA 1'55.112 7.909 0.710
  66 Matthew HOYLE HAOJUE 2'02.316 15.113 7.204

 

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3
2009
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2009 Jerez 250 FP1 Result - Bautista Edges Aoyama

Alvaro Bautista got his weekend off to the best possible start at the Spaniard's home round. The Aspar Aprilia rider set the fastest time in the first session of free practice for the 250 class, edging out the Honda of Hiroshi Aoyama by just 0.1 of a second. Aoyama had been the man to beat for much of the first session, and it was only with 5 minutes of the session left that Bautista knocked him off the top spot. The Japanese rider was unlucky not to get the fastest time back, after Matteoni Racing's Jules Cluzel balked Aoyama on the run into the final corner on Aoyama's very last, very hot lap.

Swiss Caffe Latte rider Thomas Luthi was 3rd fastest, beating out a resurgent Mattia Pasini and class rookie Gabor Talmasci. Reigning champion Marco Simoncelli continues to have a difficult title defense, the shaggy-haired Italian spending a lot of the time in the pits and looking uncharacteristically unhappy after only managing the 8th fastest time in the session. Practice continues tomorrow morning.

Full results of the 250cc FP1 session at Jerez:

PosNo.RiderBikeTimeDiffDiff Previous
119Alvaro BAUTISTAAPRILIA1'43.429  
24Hiroshi AOYAMAHONDA1'43.5380.1090.109
312Thomas LUTHIAPRILIA1'43.9490.5200.411
475Mattia PASINIAPRILIA1'44.0620.6330.113
528Gabor TALMACSIAPRILIA1'44.2780.8490.216
617Karel ABRAHAMAPRILIA1'44.3680.9390.090
763Mike DI MEGLIOAPRILIA1'44.3850.9560.017
858Marco SIMONCELLIGILERA1'44.3980.9690.013
940Hector BARBERAAPRILIA1'44.4661.0370.068
106Alex DEBONAPRILIA1'44.6321.2030.166
1115Roberto LOCATELLIGILERA1'44.9091.4800.277
1214Ratthapark WILAIROTHONDA1'44.9181.4890.009
1352Lukas PESEKAPRILIA1'44.9301.5010.012
1455Hector FAUBELHONDA1'45.1381.7090.208
1516Jules CLUZELAPRILIA1'45.1941.7650.056
1635Raffaele DE ROSAHONDA1'45.3151.8860.121
1748Shoya TOMIZAWAHONDA1'45.5852.1560.270
1825Alex BALDOLINIAPRILIA1'45.7492.3200.164
1956Vladimir LEONOVAPRILIA1'48.3814.9522.632
2010Imre TOTHAPRILIA1'48.5065.0770.125
217Axel PONSAPRILIA1'48.5595.1300.053
228Bastien CHESAUXHONDA1'49.1615.7320.602
2377Aitor RODRIGUEZAPRILIA1'50.1686.7391.007
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'50.669
 53Valentin DEBISEHONDA1'51.5018.0721.333
 76Ivan MAESTROAPRILIA1'52.0138.5840.512
 54Toby MARKHAMHONDA1'58.06814.6396.055

 

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3
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2009 Jerez MotoGP FP1 Result - Rossi Does A Stoner On The Field

Valentino Rossi stamped his authority in the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class. Rossi set the fastest time with over half an hour of the session left, and then kept getting faster. Rossi took a lead of over half a second, and never let his lead drop under a couple of tenths. The Italian was the only rider to crack the 1'40 barrier, and then proceeded to string together a whole series of laps on the 1'39s.

Loris Capirossi was 2nd fastest, after setting a fast lap with a minute to go in the session. Before that, the Suzuki rider had been mid-pack at best, but he pulled a very quick lap out of the bag to improve at the end.

Capirossi's fast lap forced Casey Stoner down into 3rd spot, the Australian seeming to struggle at the track at which he has never finished on the podium. Stoner spent a lot of time in the pits, in heated discussions with his engineers, and it looks like some of the Ducati's old handling problems may have resurfaced. The 2007 World Champion will hope to find something tomorrow morning, to put him back in touch with the Fiat Yamaha of Valentino Rossi.

Rossi's team mate Jorge Lorenzo is 4th fastest, the Yamaha clearly working well here, as witnessed by Colin Edwards in 6th. Edwards is the Yamaha filling in the RC212V sandwich, with Andrea Dovizioso the first Honda home in 5th, while Randy de Puniet surprised the crowds by putting his LCR Honda in 7th spot. The Playboy sponsorship is clearly working for the Frenchman.

Speaking of sponsors, Sete Gibernau turned up with a different livery, the Equatorial Guinea color scheme dropped in favor of the tasteful white, black and gold livery the Grupo Francisco Hernando team at the team presentation. It didn't do Gibernau that much good, as the Spaniard only set the 12th fastest time. Gibernau did take the honors as 2nd Ducati, Mika Kallio only managing the 14th quickest time, while Nicky Hayden and Niccolo Canepa prop up the bottom of the timesheet, both men still having problems with the GP9.

Full results of MotoGP FP1 session at Jerez:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Valentino ROSSI YAMAHA 1'39.647    
2 65 Loris CAPIROSSI SUZUKI 1'40.011 0.364 0.364
3 27 Casey STONER DUCATI 1'40.268 0.621 0.257
4 99 Jorge LORENZO YAMAHA 1'40.441 0.794 0.173
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO HONDA 1'40.601 0.954 0.160
6 5 Colin EDWARDS YAMAHA 1'40.703 1.056 0.102
7 14 Randy DE PUNIET HONDA 1'40.866 1.219 0.163
8 7 Chris VERMEULEN SUZUKI 1'41.063 1.416 0.197
9 33 Marco MELANDRI KAWASAKI 1'41.182 1.535 0.119
10 3 Dani PEDROSA HONDA 1'41.208 1.561 0.026
11 52 James TOSELAND YAMAHA 1'41.461 1.814 0.253
12 59 Sete GIBERNAU DUCATI 1'41.531 1.884 0.070
13 15 Alex DE ANGELIS HONDA 1'41.557 1.910 0.026
14 36 Mika KALLIO DUCATI 1'41.584 1.937 0.027
15 24 Toni ELIAS HONDA 1'41.736 2.089 0.152
16 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI HONDA 1'41.898 2.251 0.162
17 69 Nicky HAYDEN DUCATI 1'41.916 2.269 0.018
18 88 Niccolo CANEPA DUCATI 1'42.063 2.416 0.147

 

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3
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2009 Jerez 125cc FP1 Result - Smith Wins The Battle Of The Aspars

Bradley Smith drew first blood in the first session of free practice for the 125cc class. The Briton swapped the top spot with his team mate Julian Simon for most of the session, with Andrea Iannone finishing in 3rd place. Iannone crashed on his final lap while pushing to improve. German rider Sandro Cortese took fourth, ahead of the final Bancaja Aspar rider Sergio Gadea. Scott Redding was the next British rider down in 7th, while Danny Webb finished 10th. American Cameron Beaubier set the 22nd fastest time.

Full results of the 125cc FP1 session

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'47.385    
2 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'47.689 0.304 0.304
3 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'48.051 0.666 0.362
4 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'48.616 1.231 0.565
5 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'48.722 1.337 0.106
6 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'49.068 1.683 0.346
7 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'49.131 1.746 0.063
8 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'49.173 1.788 0.042
9 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'49.229 1.844 0.056
10 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'49.321 1.936 0.092
11 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'49.333 1.948 0.012
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'49.400 2.015 0.067
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'49.409 2.024 0.009
14 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'49.453 2.068 0.044
15 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'49.477 2.092 0.024
16 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'49.577 2.192 0.100
17 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'49.984 2.599 0.407
18 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'50.030 2.645 0.046
19 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'50.292 2.907 0.262
20 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'50.427 3.042 0.135
21 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'50.485 3.100 0.058
22 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'50.676 3.291 0.191
23 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'51.338 3.953 0.662
24 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 1'51.866 4.481 0.528
25 42 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'52.043 4.658 0.177
26 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'52.493 5.108 0.450
27 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'52.604 5.219 0.111
28 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'52.719 5.334 0.115
29 39 Luis SALOM HONDA 1'52.836 5.451 0.117
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'54.902
  66 Matthew HOYLE HAOJUE 1'55.320 7.935 2.484
  40 Eduard LOPEZ APRILIA 1'55.801 8.416 0.481
  31 Jordi DALMAU HONDA 1'55.945 8.560 0.144
  10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'56.332 8.947 0.387
  41 Borja MAESTRO APRILIA 1'56.513 9.128 0.181
  5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'56.782 9.397 0.269
  88 Michael RANSEDER HAOJUE 1'57.811 10.426 1.029

 

Round Number: 
3
2009
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