Dani Pedrosa gave a strong signal will dominate the Malaysian GP this weekend. Because the Spaniard is undefeated since last Friday (21/10/2011) in two free practice, until qualifying on Saturday (10/22/2011) afternoon.
In the session to determine the starting position during the race tomorrow, Pedrosa clocked the best 2 minutes 01.462 seconds. She beat teammate at Repsol Honda, as well as 2011 world champion, Casey Stoner, who just 0.029 seconds adrift.
The results indicate that these qualifications Pedrosa and Stoner will be competing in the race at the Sepang Circuit on Sunday (23/10/2011) later. Nevertheless, they should not be complacent because of his teammate who is the third rider, Andrea Dovizioso, ready to deliver a threat after the start of the third order.
Colin Edwards brings a little surprise because it managed to undermine the dominance of the team with the specifications of the Honda factory engines. Tech 3 Yamaha satellite rider is in the fourth to beat the record time for Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli, who had to settle for the start of the fifth.
The sixth position is occupied by Ducati rider, Nicky Hayden. The 2006 world champion beat his teammate Simoncelli, Hiroshi Aoyama, who finished better than Rizla Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista, and seven times MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi (Ducati), who had had an accident in Curve 10, and Yamaha rider Tech 3, Cal Crutchlow, who completed the composition of the top 10.
Malaysian Grand Prix this season seems to be a bad weekend for Yamaha. Because their two drivers, Ben Spies and Katsuyuki Nakasuga, successively filling the rear most position. Spies, who forced himself to look at this race even if conditions are not fit 100 percent due to an accident at the Australian GP last week, will start from 16th, while Nakasuga, who replaced Jorge Lorenzo, located at number 17.
Yamaha lost Lorenzo who could not perform in-17 series to this. 2010 world champion is currently in post-operative recovery period of grafting the left hand ring finger due to an accident at the Australian GP warming. Lorenzo's participation in the ultimate series in Valencia, early November, is also still a question mark because it depends on the development of the injury recovery.
- The Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying
1. Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda ESP 2m 1.462s
2. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 2m 1.491s
3. Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso ITA 2m 1.666s
4. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.100s
5. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 2.105s
6. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 2m 2.172s
7. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 2m 2.254s
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 2m 2.332s
9. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 2m 2.395s
10. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2m 2.756s
11. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 2m 2.939s
12. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 2m 3.077s
13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 2m 3.438s
14. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 2m 3.619s
15. LCR Honda's Toni Elias ESP 2m 3.646s
16. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 3.678s
17. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing 2m 4.072s
Fastest practice time: Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda AUS 2m 1.250s (FP2)
Malaysian GP 2010 (October 17):
Pole position: Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha ESP 2m 1.537s
Fastest race lap: Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha 2m 2.117s
2011 MotoGP test at Sepang (February): Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 59.665s