The long Free Practice happened this morning at Motorland circuit, following the cancelation of Free Practice on Friday. But still cut 15 minute than if the both practice going normal.
All riders start to find the best setting on this practice. Casey Stoner take a lead from the start of the 75 minutes practice and be the fastest again on this practice with time 1.49.272 and his team mate Dani Pedroda following him for 2nd place with 1.49.334. and the surprise one came from Randy De Puniet was very strong take a note for 3rd place with his Ducati GP11 with gap only +0.731s slower than the leader. and for 4th place was Andrea Dovizioso from Repsol Honda and following by the Italian rider for Honda Gresini Marco Simoncelli for 5th place with gap +0.925 behind Casey Stoner.
Ben Spies got 6th place at the end of the Free Practice after crashed at turn 2 because he lost the front at 18mins left of the practice. Positive result come from Alvaro Bautista with time 1.50.422 and made him on 7th place. The drama came for Jorge Lorenzo after he can find the best setting and only able to finished behind Alvaro Bautista for 8th place with 1.50.444. Next drama was Valentino Rossi after decided to ride with his new bike GP11.1a or we can called GP11.2 or for me I happy to called GP11.1++ he still can't improve a lot, and put him to 9th place with time 1.50.484 not too far when we compare with the Fastest Ducati Randy De Puniet. His team mate Nicky Hayden just complete to close big ten with time 1.50.567.
And for the rest position 11th until 17th was Hector Barbera 1.50.584, Cal Crutchlow with time 1.50.690, Hiroshi Aoyama 1.50.760, follow by Colin Edwards 1.50.898, Karel Abraham 1.51.026 , the senior Italian rider Loris Capirossi with time 1.51.561 and the last position Toni Elias with his Honda bike 1.51.882
After finish Free Practice 2, the new info from Honda bike, they will do the new history about eight riders will ride for Motegi MotoGP.in addition to the six riders already riding for this championship, for Motegi will joint also HRC test riders Shinichi Ito and Kousuke Akiyosh. Looks like Honda very serious to be the world champion this year after the last time when Valentino Rossi still on Honda team.
While waiting the Qualifying practice come, The rumor about seven engine for Valentino Rossi blowing very hard in the paddock area. Because before the rumor start, one of rider from Ducati Team Nicky Hayden said he dont want use Alumunium frame because the engine cant work well with the Alu frame. Thats like a signed, when Valentino Rossi decided to use the Alu frame it was mean will force him to use his 7 engine. And that means base on rule Valentino Rossi need to start from pit lane or we can said he will start 10 seconds late from the race start.
But until the Qualifying Practice start the rumor about 7 engine of Valentino Rossi not comfirm yet, so all people and media just saying on there twitter account.
Stoner take a lead at the begining of the Qualifying start and his team mate Dani Pedrosa following, the Honda bike looks very fit this year, they bike run very fast and stable in every corner, and Stoner crashed before the end of the qualifying after did some laps with Dani Pedrosa. But at the end of the Qualifying Stoner still lead with 1.48.451 and Dani behind him with gap +0.296
At the first time Qualifying going all seem very good step for Valentino Rossi he can manage with his first bike at 5th place but he crashed but the lucky one he's unhurt so he can returned back to track but lost some time because they need to fix the 1st bike after crashed. Valentino Rossi trying not to use his 2nd bike but the 1st bike didn't work well after crashed thats why he decided to use his 2nd bike. And unfortunately he only finished all Qualifying Practice at 13rd. So when he discuss with all his team, he take a risk to start from the pitlane which is doesn't change much start from 13rd or from pit lane. But the goal for this race is trying the Alumunium frame with the new engine and find fast solution for his GP12.
What he did was very brave movement, and only THE DOCTOR do this thing. He's always amazing and always an idea to made we excited with what he did. Valentino Rossi teaching us to move on and dont look backward. How hard and difficult the way as long as we already taken the way, Trying and believing and get it at the end. Love his spirit like always.
And his soulmate Uccio just said (Gpone.com) "Vale is convinced he can win with this bike and if they want it, they need to listen what Valentino said because he's one of the best development riders of all time, and Ducati already did it" and we believe on it