Casey Stoner sets pace in FP3 at Indianapolis

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Casey Stoner may not like the Indianapolis track, but that didn’t stop him from breaking Dani Pedrosa’s 2009 record with a flying lap of 1.39.538 done at the halfway mark of the 45 minute session which remained untouchable for the rest of the field.

Only two other riders able to break the 1.40 barrier and that was Ben Spies who just 0.132s from the Australian with Dani Pedrosa taking the third spot. Spies with his Yamaha M1 was the only rider that was able to insert himself in a Honda top five domination as Gresini Honda’s Marco Simoncelli and Repsol Honda’s Andrea Dovizioso were fourth and fifth respectively.

Colin Edwards was sixth with his satellite Yamaha, while reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo on his factory M1 continued to struggle and managed only a seventh spot and was a full second off pace.

Valentino Rossi found a better set-up that gave him the 8th spot and the leading Ducati rider, while Randy de Puniet on the GP11 was right behind Rossi while Alvaro Bautista closed out the top ten.

MotoGP Indianapolis FP3 results:

01- Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC212V – 1’39.538
02- Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing Team – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 0.132
03- Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC212V – + 0.358
04- Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini – Honda RC212V – + 0.763
05- Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC212V – + 0.788
06- Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 0.900
07- Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing Team – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 1.009
08- Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11.1 – + 1.160
09- Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – + 1.377
10- Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki MotoGP – Suzuki GSV-R – + 1.378
11- Nicky Hayden – Ducati Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11.1 – + 1.529
12- Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 1.671
13- Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – + 1.958
14- Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – + 1.974
15- Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP – Honda RC212V – + 2.138
16- Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – + 2.202
17- Hiroshi Aoyama – San Carlo Honda Gresini – Honda RC212V – + 2.351

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