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Edwards and Rossi on top

Edwards and Rossi on top

Edwards and Rossi on top

Gauloises Yamaha riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi topped the timesheets on Friday morning's first practice session at Catalunya. Edwards finished just 0.001s faster than Rossi; while Marco Melandri set the third fastest time, just 0.043s slower than the American.

Honda riders Nicky Hayden and Alex Barros completed the top five respectively; while Suzuki's John Hopkins took sixth ahead of local hero Sete Gibernau. Loris Capirossi, who clinched his first podium of the season last weekend at Mugello, took seventh ahead of Shinya Nakano and Troy Bayliss.

Shinya Nakano and Ruben Xaus both crashed in the closing stages of the session. Toni Elias, back on track after missing the Mugello race through injury, clocked a steady 22 laps and should be fit enough to race this weekend.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, GRAN PREMI GAULOISES DE CATALUNYA, FP1

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