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Biaggi takes over Honda charge

Biaggi takes over Honda charge

Biaggi takes over Honda charge

Max Biaggi moved to the top of the time sheets in the second free practice session for the Veltins Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland today as Honda strengthened their grip at the tight and twisty Sachsenring circuit. The Japanese factory dominated the top five positions as Alex Barros, Colin Edwards and Makoto Tamada also stepped up their pace to join Sete Gibernau in the hunt for glory.

Biaggi's time of 1'24.040 was 0.022 seconds quicker than second-fastest Barros, but with less than half a second covering the top ten riders it promises to be an open and entertaining battle for pole position this afternoon.

Sebastian Porto continued to set the pace in the 250cc class, clocking a 1'25.518 to ward off the improving challenge of series leader Dani Pedrosa. Alex De Angelis was third fastest whilst Fonsi Nieto and Roby Rolfo, fifth and ninth respectively, both crashed.

Casey Stoner was the quickest man in the 125cc class despite dropping his KTM at the end of a crash-strewn session which also saw Roberto Locatelli, Giole Pellino, Steve Jenkner, Lukas Pesek and Marketa Janakova all crash. Stoner broke his collarbone in the incident and is out of Sunday's race.


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