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Tamada sets the pace in second free practice

Tamada sets the pace in second free practice

Tamada sets the pace in second free practice

Makoto Tamada demonstrated his pace at the Nelson Piquet circuit with the quickest time in the second free practice, clocking 1'49.609 in a session dominated by Honda riders. Tamada was joined at the top of the time sheets by factory colleagues Nicky Hayden, Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi, with Valentino Rossi again the fastest Yamaha in fifth place.

Dani Pedrosa continued his swift adaptation to the circuit on the 250cc machine, clocking the quickest lap of quarter-litre practice in a time of 1'53.413. Pedrosa topped the time sheet from Sebastián Porto, with last year's winner and current World Champion Manuel Poggiali showing signs of a return to form with the third quickest time.

In the 125cc class the top two riders from last year's race, Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner, were once again on form – the Australian setting the quickest lap of the morning with a time of 1'57.664, just 0.088 seconds quicker than the Spaniard.

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MotoGP, 2004

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