Stoner faster in Warm-Up than in qualifying at Estoril

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It was dry this morning for MotoGPs warm-up session at Estoril, however it rained last night and the incriminating last turn that remains damp is being signaled to the riders with yellow and red striped flag, but that didn’t stop Casey Stoner from laying down a 1.36.795 on his last flying lap which was faster than his pole position time (1′37.188), but it looks his arm pump issues are back which could cause some problems on the race distance.

The brief session was red flagged after Avintia rider IvanSilva had a bad highside at turn 1 and had to crawl off track and he was holding his left shoulder which could be mean a suspected collarbone fracture, he’ll probably miss this afternoon’s race.

The only rider who could get close to Stoner was his own team mate Dani Pedrosa, but he was almost eight tenths adrift, followed by Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow, all within one tenth of each other.

Ben Spies was sixth but he accused a 1.1 second gap, while Alvaro Bautista continues his adaptment with the RC213V as he posted the 7th best time, but he was up to third before Stoner decided to kill the field. Ducati riders Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi were 1.5 seconds adrift and separated by just 0.017s with Stefan Bradl closing out the top ten.

MotoGP Estoril Warm Up results:

01- Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC213V – 1’36.795
02- Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC213V – + 0.798
03- Andrea Dovizioso – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 0.863
04- Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 0.891
05- Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 0.930
06- Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 1.100
07- Alvaro Bautista – San Carlo Honda Gresini – Honda RC213V – + 1.275
08- Nicky Hayden – Ducati Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – + 1.517
09- Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – + 1.534
10- Stefan Bradl – LCR Honda MotoGP – Honda RC213V – + 1.803
11- Hector Barbera – Pramac Racing Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – + 1.830
12- Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – Ducati Desmosedici GP12 – + 2.740
13- Randy De Puniet – Power Electronics Aspar – ART GP12 – + 3.293
14- Aleix Espargaro – Power Electronics Aspar – ART GP12 – + 3.481
15- Yonny Hernandez – Avintia Blusens – FTR Kawasaki – + 3.823
16- Mattia Pasini – Speed Master Team – ART GP12 – + 3.881
17- Michele Pirro – San Carlo Honda Gresini – FTR Honda – + 4.524
18- Danilo Petrucci – CAME Iodaracing Project – Ioda TR003 – + 4.817
19- James Ellison – Paul Bird Motorsport – ART GP12 – + 4.875
20- Ivan Silva – Avintia Blusens – Inmotec MotoGP – + 5.567

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