Moto GP 2012 Free practice 1 Portugal:Ben Spies is the fastest

Ben Spies from Yamaha Factory Racing team riding on the 1000 cc 2012 Yamaha M1 is the fastest during free practice 1 at Grande Premio circuit at Paortugal.His fastest lap time was 1:40.813.

There is good news for Ducati with their two factory riders Nicky hayden and Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi finishing in second and third place respectively.Their time difference was 0.273 and 0.689 seconds respectively.

Defending champion Casey Stoner from Repsol Honda team finished in fourth place with a time difference of 1.130 seconds.

San Carlo Gresini Honda team rider Alvaro Bautista finished in fifth place with a time difference of 1.417 seconds.

Yonny Hernandez from Avintia Blusens riding on his BQR chassis CRT bike finished in 9 th position overtaking two Satellite bike riders Karel Abraham riding Desmosedici GP 12 and Stefan Bradl riding Honda RC 213V.This performance from Yonny Hernandez can be considered as the best performance by a CRT bike during dry free practice session in 2012 Moto GP.

Hector Barbera from Pramac Racing team and Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha Factory Racing team have not qualified in free practice 1 after facing technical problems with their bikes.


Qatar Grand Prix 2012 – Moto GP Jorge Lorenzo Secures Pole

Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha Factory racing on his 1000 cc Yamaha M1 bike won the pole position by leading the Qualifying practice at Qatar 2012 Moto GP 2012.His fastest lap was 1’54.634 and had achieved a top speed of 327.1 km/hr.In the second place was defending champion Casey Stoner from Respol Honda on Honda RC213V with a lap time of 1’54.855 falling behind Lorenzo by 0.221 seconds.asey had a top speed of 331.9 kms.Behind casey was Cal Crutch low from monster Yamaha Tech 3 racing falling behind Lorenzo by 0.388 seconds and behind Casey by 0.167 seconds.Cal Crutchlow had a top speed of 328 km/hr.

In fourth Place was Ben spies Yamaha Factory racing who was unimpressive in the free practice sessions had proved his worth by coming in fourth place.His fastest lap time was 1’55.512 falling behind the fastest man by 0.878 seconds.In fifth place was Nicky Hayden racing on the Desmosedici GP 12 he and Lorenzo had a time difference of 1.003 seconds and had a top speed of 334.2 km/hr.Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Andrea Dovizioso finished in sixth place with falling behing Lorenzo by 1.224 seconds.

Valentino Rossi had top speed with his bike reaching 338 km/hr.The slowest factory/satellite bike in terms of top speed was Ben spies with 3226.1 kms.It seems Ben spies likes the spot he was the slowest in top speed of Factory/Satellite bikes in all three free practice sessions in Qatar Grand prix 2012.

The CRT bikes had to settle for the 13 th position as their highest Colin Edwards on his Suter BMW was in the thirteenth place and highest for a CRT.Edwards was also the fastest CRT on the track with 314.8 kms.

Ioda Racing bike was again the last continuing the last position in terms of top speed.The bike had achieved a top speed of 296.8 km/hr.However Ioda Racing rider Danilo Petrucci finished in 19 th position in the standings.

It is already clear that the Yamaha M1 is peroformance oriented than top speed from the three free practice sessions.With their four riders 2 factory + 2 Satellite being in the top six.It shows that the Yamaha will be having a good Moto GP season in 2012.

While the Honda RC213V was a blend of performance and top speed its chances of winning depend solely on Casey Stoner as Dani pedrosa finished in seventh position and Stefan Bradl of LCR honda was in ninth position and Alvaro Bautitsta in 11 th position.

For Ducati one thing that can keep them happy is the fact that Nicky Hayden was in the 5 th position other than that there are no good moments for them.Valentino Rossi finishing in 12 th place was a bad signal for Ducati.Looks like the Desmosedici GP 12 is more top speed oriented rather than performance.

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Yamaha M1 2012 Moto GP bike

Ben spies on a black Yamaha M1 2012

Ben spies on Yamaha M1 2012 Testing

There are only three factory bikes in 2012 Moto GP.The Yamaha M1 is a series of Proto type racing bikes used in Moto GP racing.The Yamaha M1 is Factory bike in Moto GP.Yamaha Factory Racing is the official factory team of Yamaha and they manufacture the M1.The Yamaha team had finished in second place in both riders standings and Manufacturer standings.Yamaha had special attention towards the bike.And after the testing season it was evident that the Yamaha M1 2012 was competitive against the Honda RC213V.

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2012 Moto GP Rider’s championship Battle

The top riders of Moto GP one of these people will definitely get the crown in 2012


The Battle for the 2012 Moto GP championship heats up as there some more riders to compete with the four Moto GP aliens.The four so called aliens Casey Stoner,Jorge Lorenzo,Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi.In 2011 Casey Stoner came on top with the Honda RC 212 V and followed by Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha M1 2012 in second place and Dani Pedrosa In fourth place on Honda RC 212 V and Valentino Rossi had a poor season with the Ducati  Desmosedici GP 11 and finishing with seventh place.There are three more competitors to the four in the 2012 season.They are Andrea Dovizioso who finished third in 2011 with the factory Honda RC 212 V and Ben spies finishing fifth on the factory Yamaha factory M1 and Nicky Hayden along with Rossi had a poor season finishing in seventh place with the Desmosedici GP 11.we are going to speculate on the riders strengths and defects and evaluate the winning chances.

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