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MotoGP Catalunya 2012: front row for Maverick Viñales, Casey Stoner and Marc Márquez
MotoGP Catalunya 2012: front row for Maverick Viñales, Casey Stoner and Marc Márquez

A lot of heat in the timed practice day of the Catalan Grand Prix of the MotoGP World Championship in the Circuit of Montmeló. Perhaps today they were not as entertained as in previous races and pole has been defined with several minutes remaining in the session.

On Moto3, pole for the Spanish Maverick Viñales (Blusens Avintia) in an eventful session while in MotoGP, Casey stoner (Repsol Honda) dominated the session with considerable authority. Finally, in the category of Moto2, Marc Marquez (CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) has provided the second Spanish pole of the day.

Moto3: Maverick Viñales shows that in the dry he is the rider to beat

Maverick Viñales

Maverick Viñales, with a time of 1'52.160, he took pole position after reaching the top of the times table with 25 minutes remaining until the end of regulation time. Fifteen minutes later he improved his lap again, leaving the second classified, the Malaysian Zulfahmi Khairuddin (AirAsia-SIC-AJO), to just over two and a half tenths.

Zulfahmi Khairuddin has been very active throughout the session, placing first a couple of times and setting a good time of 1'52.428 in the last moments. The winner of the French Grand Prix, Louis rossi (Racing Team Germany), it seems that it has lost respect for the category and has been third to four tenths.

Sandro Cortese (Red Bull KTM Ajo), a bit touched by the fall he suffered in the morning, was fourth just ahead of the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (Estrella Galicia 0'0), who went to the ground along with Alan Techer (Technomag -CIP-TSR) and Brad Binder (RW Racing GP) in the final moments. Things have not quite turned out to the right for poor Oliveira.

MotoGP: Casey Stoner first chased by the Yamaha

Jorge Lorenzo

Casey stoner he has taken the second pole of the season with a time of 1'41.295. The Australian has topped the timesheets from the beginning until approximately 15 minutes from the end, where Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3) first and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) later tried to snatch the pole, although in the end, Casey Stoner gave a knock on the table in the form of a fast lap.

This return left Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) second to almost tenth and a half. Behind him, the one that is no longer a surprise of the season Cal crutchlow, and further back the one who seems to have regained his feeling on the bike, Ben Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing).

Among so many Yamaha Dani Pedrosa, fifth, almost four tenths, has crept in. Just behind was the last Yamaha, Andrea Dovizioso's, still under Casey Stoner's four-tenths barrier.

The best CRT It has been again that of Randy de Puniet (Power Electronics Aspar), 2.2 seconds off pole, with Colin Edwards (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) and Aleix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar) next, thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth respectively.

Moto2: Marc Márquez - Pol Espargaró, fight of the Titans

Marc Márquez

Again these two pilots have starred in some entertaining training sessions. Marc Márquez has taken the cat to the water although Pol Espargaro (Pons 40HP Tuenti) unsettled him with about eight minutes to go, putting himself at the top of the timesheets. In the end, the excessive traffic prevented both of them from reducing their times even more, leaving pole at 1.46.187 with Policcio less than two tenths.

The third with a chance to win the title this year, Thoma luthi (Interwetten-Paddock) finished less than two and a half tenths of their direct rivals. The fourth with times similar to the leading trio was Andrea Iannone (Speed ​​Master) at almost three tenths to jump to more than six until we found Simone Corsi (Came IodaRacing Project) in fifth place.

Very well Jordi Torres, who replaces Xavier Simeon in Tech 3 Racing and who has qualified in eleventh place. This has been the face because the cross was taken by Julián Simón (Blusens Avintia) with his third crash of the weekend and Ricky Cardús (Arguiñaño Racing Team), who went to the ground when he hit Takaaki Nakagami (Italtrans Racing Team) after that the Japanese closed his path.

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