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09/03/11
motogp
Stoner tops practice 3 at Misano  
Casey Stoner at Misano
In slightly cooler weather than the day before, the premier class set out in the final practice outing before afternoon qualifying, with Casey Stoner leading the way with a best time of 1’33.567, the fastest lap of the weekend. The Australian improved his time by close to a second with his quickest time set on his fourth lap, and was 0.099s ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa, who bettered his time by over half a second from the previous day.

The Yamaha Factory Racing team had smaller improvements, with Lorenzo bettering his previous time by less than a tenth, posting a time of 1’33.890 on lap eight of 22, while Ben Spies improved by slightly less than two tenths, placing him fourth in the field.

Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) made big strides jumping from tenth to fifth in the field, posting a time of 1’34.321, over one second faster than his best lap of Friday. The American was 0.099s ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda) who improved by five tenths, while Marco Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini Team) stepped it up two tenths with a time of 1’34.60 to place him seventh.

Héctor Barberá (Mapfre Aspar ) was the first Ducati in the times and eighth fastest of the field, while Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) moved from 15th to ninth in the times, ahead of Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) in tenth, whose small morning improvements to his Desmosedici GP11.1 moved him up from 13th in the timings.

Results

Pos.

Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'33.567 0.000 / 0.000
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'33.666 0.099 / 0.099
3 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'33.890 0.323 / 0.224
4 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 1'34.285 0.718 / 0.395
5 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'34.321 0.754 / 0.036
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'34.420 0.853 / 0.099
7 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1'34.606 1.039 / 0.186
8 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 1'34.659 1.092 / 0.053
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'34.797 1.230 / 0.138
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 1'34.919 1.352 / 0.122
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 1'34.924 1.357 / 0.005
12 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'34.933 1.366 / 0.009
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1'35.063 1.496 / 0.130
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 1'35.321 1.754 / 0.258
15 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 1'35.357 1.790 / 0.036
16 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1'35.558 1.991 / 0.201
17 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'36.347 2.780 / 0.789

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