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07/28/12
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Pedrosa fastest on day one at Red Bull U.S Grand Prix
The first day of free practice at Laguna Seca finished with Dani Pedrosa topping the time sheets. Dani fully utilized his new specification RC213V Honda with updated engine and chassis to lap three tenths under the circuit record. His best lap time was 1'21.088, while Casey Stoner, who also worked with the new engine but mounted on the 'standard' chassis, recorded a fastest lap of 1'21.457 for third ahead of the Yamaha of points leader Jorge Lorenzo.

DANI PEDROSA 1st 1'21.088

"We did a good job today, we managed to get a good lap time in the morning and improved it in the afternoon, although the grip level was very poor and we struggled a bit with the rear. The tires were working a little better in the afternoon, but it was hard to work on the consistency due to the lack of grip. I hope to be able to work on the pace tomorrow to prepare the race. The new bike is working good here, I will continue working on the set up tomorrow".

CASEY STONER 3rd 1'21.457

"It hasn't been a particularly eventful day, we didn't really get the package we were hoping for. We struggled a little this morning with stability on the soft tire, we improved it slightly this afternoon on the hard tire but found the bike to be quite aggressive and there wasn't much grip. We have a few things to try tomorrow morning, if we can make some small improvements then we'll be very happy with the bike. As it is now, we need to improve before we can say if we're competitive or not".

Practice Results

Pos

Rider Time Nat Bike Team
1 Dani Pedrosa 1'21.088 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 1'21.422 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
3 Casey Stoner 1'21.457 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Ben Spies 1'21.708 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
5 Andrea Dovizioso 1'22.021 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Cal Crutchlow 1'22.258 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 Nicky Hayden 1'22.434 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
8 Stefan Bradl 1'22.568 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
9 Valentino Rossi 1'22.772 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Alvaro Bautista 1'22.853 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
11 Aleix Espargaro 1'23.835 ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP
12 Randy De Puniet 1'23.870 FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
13 Colin Edwards 1'24.732 USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
14 Toni ElĂ­as 1'24.739 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
15 Yonny Hernandez 1'24.774 COL BQR-FTR BQR
16 Karel Abraham 1'24.849 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
17 Mattia Pasini 1'25.000 ITA ART Speed Master
18 Michelle Pirro 1'25.065 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
19 James Ellison 1'25.166 GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
20 Ivan Silva 1'25.405 SPA BQR-FTR BQR
21 Danilo Petrucci 1'25.422 ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project

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