Valencia MotoGP - Qualifying

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Qualifying was the first fully dry session of the weekend.

Injured Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies is being replaced by test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga.

Former 250cc world champion and MotoGP rider Hiroshi Aoyama has been drafted into the Avintia Blusens squad in place of the injured Yonny Hernandez.

Also running under the Avintia banner is Claudio Corti, making his MotoGP debut this weekend as a wild-card on the Inmotec-Kawasaki.

Valencia has been resurfaced for this year's round.

1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.844s

2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 31.195s

3. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.428s

4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.512s

5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 31.757s

6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.795s

7. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 32.503s

8. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 32.585s

9. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 32.605s

10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 32.834s 11. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 32.877s

12. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 33.346s

13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 33.442s

14. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 33.453s

15. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 33.971s

16. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 33.979s

17. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 33.980s

18. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 34.407s

19. Roberto Rolfo ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 34.866s

20. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 34.918s

21. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 35.363s

22. Claudio Corti ITA Avintia Blusens (Inmotec-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 36.531s

Fastest practice time:

Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 33.033s (FP3)

Official Valencia MotoGP records:

Best lap:

Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 31.002s (2006)

Fastest race lap:

Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 32.582s (2008)

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