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Indianapolis MotoGP Qualifying Results 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Indianapolis GP - 2012
Dani Pedrosa broke the track record saturday during qualifying.
Valentino Rossi preparing to hit the track at Indy.
(Center) Dani Pedrosa established a new track record at Indy Saturday. (Bottom) CRT rider Randy de Puniet out qualified Valentino Rossi (pictured).
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will start Sunday’s 32-lap MotoGP race from pole position courtesy of his lap time of 1’38.813. The time came late in the session on his 25th of 27 laps. It is also a new track record eclipsing Stoner’s previous fast time recorded last summer on the 800cc prototypes.
 
Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo will also start on the front row along with the Monster Tech 3 bike ridden by Andrea Dovizioso. American racer, Ben Spies was fourth-fastest despite crashing late in the session. Other racers that fell during the hour-long period were Casey Stoner who high-sided on his third lap. It’s being reported that Stoner injured his ankle and might not be able to race tomorrow. Ducati’s Nicky Hayden also appears to have injured himself in a separate high-side crash and it’s unclear if he’ll be able to line-up on the grid tomorrow.
 
Once again, Randy de Puniet proved to be the top CRT rider with him qualifying in 10th position one spot ahead of Marlboro Ducati’s Valentino Rossi. Colin Edwards, Steve Rapp and Aaron Yates all will start tomorrow’s race however they are almost four seconds off the pace of the front runners.
 
Indianapolis MotoGP Qualifying Results:
1. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 1’38.813
2. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), 1’38.913
3. Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha), 1’39.235
4. Ben Spies (Yamaha) 1’39.279
5. Stefan Bradl (Honda) 1’39.437
6. Casey Stoner (Honda) 1’39.465
7. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha) 1’39.549
8. Nicky Hayden (Ducati) 1’39.748
9. Alvaro Bautista (Honda) 1’40.072
10. Randy de Puniet (Aprilia-ART) 1’40.437
11. Valentino Rossi (Ducati) 1’40.763
12. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia-ART) 1’40.803
13. Yonny Hernandez (Kawasaki-BQR-FTR), 1’41.197
14. Karel Abraham (Ducati) 1’41.295
15. Mattia Pasini (Aprilia-Speed Master/ART) 1’41.370
16. Michele Pirro (Honda-FTR) 1’41.449
17. Toni Elias (Ducati) 1’41.866
18. James Ellison (Aprilia-PBM/ART) 1’41.978
19. Danilo Petrucci (Aprilia-IODA) 1’42.553
20. Colin Edwards (BMW-SUTER) 1’42.599
21. Ivan Silva (Kawasaki-BQR/FTR) 1’42.768
22. Steve Rapp (Kawasaki-Attack Performance Racing APR) 1’43.673
23. Aaron Yates (Suzuki - BCL GP Tech) 1’44.312

Indianapolis Moto 2 Qualifying Results:
1. Pol Espargaro (KALEX) 1’42.602
2. Marc Marquez (SUTER) 1’42.833
3. Andrea Iannone (SPEED UP) 1’43.064
4. Julian Simon (SUTER) 1’43.363
5. Dominique Aegerter (SUTER) 1’43.468
6. Scott Redding (KALEX) 1’43.548
7. Claudio Corti (KALEX) 1’43.607
8. Mika KALLIO KALEX) 1’43.637
9. Thomas LUTHI (SUTER) 1’43.646
10. Nicolas Terol (SUTER) 1’43.684
11. Takaaki Nakagami (KALEX) 1’43.698
12. Simone Corsi (FTR) 1’43.753
13. Johann Zarco (MOTOBI) 1’43.979
14. Bradley Smith (TECH 3) 1’44.061
15. Esteve Rabat (KALEX) 1’44.063
16. Alex de Angelis (FTR) 1’44.078
17. Ricard Cardus (AJR) 1’44.117
18. Xavier Simeon (TECH 3) 1’44.291
19. Gino Rea (SUTER) 1’44.457
20. Mike di Meglio (MZ-RE Honda) 1’44.531
21. Yuki Takahashi (FTR) 1’44.543
22. Roberto Rolfo (SUTER) 1’44.555
23. Jordi Torres (SUTER) 1’44.656
24. Anthony West (SPEED UP) 1’44.686
25. Ratthapark Wilairot (SUTER) 1’45.002

Indianapolis Moto 3 Qualifying Results:
1. Sandro Cortese (KTM) 1’48.545
2. Danny Kent (KTM) 1’48.628
3. Maverick Vinales (Honda) 1’48.643
4. Luis Salom (KTM) 1’48.990
5. Zulfahmi Khairuddin (KTM) 1’49.024
6. Alex Rins (Honda) 1’49.045
7. Efren Vazquez (Honda) 1’49.074
8. Romano Fenati (Honda) 1’49.324
9. Alberto Moncayo (Honda) 1’49.332
10. Jakub Kornfeil (Honda) 1’49.334

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