PHOTOS: Lorenzo Leads Friday's Moto Grand Prix Practice
July 22, 2011
Dani Pedrosa rode his Repsol Honda to second fastest on Friday.
Defending world champion and winner of last year's US Moto Grand Prix Jorge Lorenzo sped to the top of the time sheets on Friday afternoon with a fastest lap of 1'22.056 around the twisty twelve-turn track in Monterey.
Fellow Spaniard to Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa who won the USGP in 2009 was second fastest with his Repsol Honda teammate, Australia's Casey Stoner, rounding out the top 3, all of whom have won at Laguna in the MotoGP class.
Top American rider was Ben Spies' on the factory Yamaha in fifth position.
Photos by Nic Coury.
Italian star Valentino Rossi leads Alvaro Bautista into the corkscrew on Friday afternoon.
Rossi careens his Ducati around turn 10.
On Thursday afternoon, Rossi signs autographs for his fans.
Rossi speeds around turn 12 during Friday morning practice.
Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo displays Yamaha's 50th anniversary colors.
Riders speed out of turn 6 on Friday afternoon.
Marco Simoncelli is greeted by fans on Friday.
American Colin Edwards shoots t-shirts into the air for fans.