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05/13/11
motogp
Stoner fastest in afternoon MotoGP practice
Casey Stoner continued to set the pace during second practice at Le Mans this afternoon, posting an effort of 1:33.782 to finish the session almost half a second quicker than Marco Simoncelli. Estoril winner Dani Pedrosa completed the top three runners, almost seven tenths shy of his Repsol Honda team-mate.

Nicky Hayden was the leading Ducati rider this time out, leading championship leader Jorge Lorenzo by seven thousandths of a second. Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso was next up in sixth, almost a full second behind team-mate Stoner who has sent out a clear message to his rivals during the two practice session so far this weekend.

Colin Edwards moved ahead of fellow Tech 3 Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow in the afternoon, setting the seventh quickest time. Hiroshi Aoyama claimed eighth ahead of seven-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, while Ben Spies ended the session narrowly ahead of Frenchman Randy de Puniet for the last spot inside the top ten.

Practice Results
1 Casey Stoner 1'33.782 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Marco Simoncelli 1'34.186 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
3 Dani Pedrosa 1'34.431 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Nicky Hayden 1'34.652 USA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
5 Jorge Lorenzo 1'34.659 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
6 Andrea Dovizioso 1'34.705 ITA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
7 Colin Edwards 1'34.939 USA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
8 Hiroshi Aoyama 1'34.959 JPN HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
9 Valentino Rossi 1'34.966 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
10 Ben Spies 1'34.976 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
11 Randy De Puniet 1'34.998 FRA DUCATI Pramac Racing
12 Cal Crutchlow 1'35.158 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
13 Loris Capirossi 1'35.383 ITA DUCATI Pramac Racing
14 Hector Barbera 1'35.902 SPA DUCATI Paginas Amarillas Aspar
15 Alvaro Bautista 1'35.992 SPA SUZUKI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
16 Toni Elias 1'36.304 SPA HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
17 Karel Abraham 1'36.327 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing

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