Defending Champion Josh Hayes from Monster Energy Graves Yamaha riding on Yamaha R1 was the fastest in both Free Practice 1 and Qualifying Practice 1.his FP 1 and QF 1 fastest lap times were 1:36.773 and 1:36.032 respectively.Josh Hayes is also on top of standings for 2012 season.He did a total of 23 laps in which he did 10 laps with lap times less than second place rider Danny Esllick whose best lap time is 1:36.976.
In second place was Danny Eslick from Team Hero Riding on EBR 1190 RS with his fastest lap time of 1:36.976.The time difference between him and Josh Hayes was 0.944 seconds.In Segment 1 he was losing 0.118 seconds and in segment 2 he was behind by 0.270 seconds in segment 3 he was behind by 0.555 seconds and in segment 4 he was behind by 0.001 seconds.He finished in 6 th place during Free practice 1.
In third place was Geoff May from Team Amsoil Hero riding on EBR 1190 RS with his fastest lap time of 1:36.983 with time difference of 0.951 seconds.He finished in 7 th place during FP 1.
Blake Young from Yoshimura Racing team riding on Suzuku GSX-R1000 who is the runner up and closest competitor for Josh Hayes in 2012 finished in 4 th place during QF 1 with his fastest lap time of 1:36.985 with a time difference of 0.953 seconds.He finished in 3 rd place during FP 1.
Ben Bostrom from Jordan Suzuki finished in 5 th place with time difference of 1.161 seconds.He finished in 4 th place during FP 1.
With the difference ebtween the fastest rider and the second fastest rider being too high and the difference with very small difference between 2 nd,3 rd,4 th position the competition was intense.