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MotoGP Germany 2012: Sandro Cortese, Casey Stoner and Marc Márquez poles under the downpour
MotoGP Germany 2012: Sandro Cortese, Casey Stoner and Marc Márquez poles under the downpour

What a timed practice session that took place today at the German Grand Prix of the MotoGP World Championship. The circuit of Sachsenringliterally overflowing with water, he has brought out the talents of some in these difficult conditions and will force others to come back tomorrow.

On Moto3, Sandro Cortese (Red Bull KTM Ajo) has taken a turn in the final moments to take pole while in MotoGP, Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda Team) was the fastest again. Finally, the pilots of Moto2 have enjoyed better conditions and Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) will start tomorrow from the front row.

Moto3: Sandro Cortese brings KTM's new jet ski on the track

Sandro Cortese

I sincerely believe that the KTM of Sandro Cortese it was closer to a water Bombardier than a Moto3 class bike. The German set a lap in the final moments of 1'42.989 with which he was nothing more and nothing less than almost a second and a half over his teammate Danny Kent (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Adrian Martin (JHK Laglisse).

It has not been easy for Maverick Viñales (Blusens Avintia) who will start in twenty-fourth position after not having found a rhythm in the wet at any time. Another of the leading drivers who will be very late will be the Italian Roman Fenati (Team Italia FMI) who has qualified last and out of 107% due to mechanical problems although he will be re-caught and tomorrow he will be able to take part in the race.

Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) has not completed good training sessions either, or at least not as good as we are accustomed to and he was ninth while the one who we could see in the front positions was Hector Faubel (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3) who finished twelfth.

Sandro Cortese

MotoGP: the final ten minutes of madness are awarded to Casey Stoner

Pole MotoGP

What a final ten minutes of training has left us the category of MotoGP. It had stopped raining and the riders all jumped onto the track looking for the best time and pole. With every minute that passed, the name of the fastest driver changed on the time table. Such was the madness that you only have to see the sequence of fast laps to get an idea:

Changes in provisional pole with ten minutes to go: * 51'23.795 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA YAMAHA 1'34.390 * 52'16.470 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA DUCATI 1'34.205 * 53'31.311 6 Stefan BRADL GER HONDA 1'33.909 * 53'50.066 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA DUCATI 1'33.596 * 54 '12.862 11 Ben SPIES USA YAMAHA 1'33.564 * 55'04.769 6 Stefan BRADL GER HONDA 1'33.458 * 55'28.346 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR YAMAHA 1'33.325 * 55'45.863 11 Ben SPIES USA YAMAHA 1'33.001 * 56'37.507 6 Stefan BRADL GER HONDA 1'32.738 * 57'18.448 11 Ben SPIES USA YAMAHA 1'32.585 * 59'00.193 1 Casey STONER AUS HONDA 1'32.414 * 1: 00'14.553 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR YAMAHA 1'32.288 * 1:00 '17.087 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA HONDA 1'32.081 * 1: 00'27.177 11 Ben SPIES USA YAMAHA 1'31.989 * 1: 00'31.989 1 Casey STONER AUS HONDA 1'31.796

In the end, the Australian again Casey stoner took pole (the fourth of the season) while Ben spies (Yamaha Factory Racing) and Dani pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) were second and third, almost two and three tenths behind the 1'31.796 set by the world champion.

Two other Yamaha, the one Cal crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and that of Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) complete the second row with the local rider Stefan bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) that for a few moments it seemed that he was going to take pole. Jorge Lorenzo commented in his statements that he had swelled up to go around to get to know well the areas of the circuit that he was slipping and therefore his tire was in worse condition to seek pole position at the end of training.

Aléix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar, tenth, has signed the best classification of a CRT ahead of the motorcycles of Alvaro Bautista (San Carlo Honda Gresini) and Hector Barberá (Pramac Racing Team), who crashed early in the session.

Dani pedrosa

Moto2: Marc Márquez unseats a reappeared Julito Simón

Marc Márquez

The classification of Moto2 It started with the track in good condition (compared to what Moto3 and MotoGP had gone through) thanks to the lane that was beginning to appear. However, the rain again soaked the track.

The two fastest drivers, those of the Tech 3 Racing team with Xavier Simeon and Bradley Smith. However, both would end up on the ground before time although they held the fourth and ninth position respectively.

Another very active pilot, Julito Simon (Blusens Avintia), who was about to take pole if it does not get to be because Marc Márquez got a better record by just 45 thousandths. Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team), at just over a tenth he completed third position.

If you look at the classification, you will see unusual faces in front like Gino Rea (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) or Anthony West (QMMF Racing Team) and others far behind, such as Pol Espargaro (Pons 40 HP Tuenti), seventeenth and with enough problems to find the rhythm in water.

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