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Melandri turns up the heat before Assen qualifier

Melandri turns up the heat before Assen qualifier

Melandri turns up the heat before Assen qualifier

Marco Melandri set the pace this morning in the final free practice session before the Gauloises TT Assen qualifier. The Movistar Honda rider bettered the fastest lap set yesterday by Loris Capirossi by 0.577s.

Texas Tornado Colin Edwards was second fastest ahead of his Gauloises Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi, while Loris Capirossi moved back to fourth after improving by only 0.153s on his previous best. Sete Gibernau was fifth fastest ahead of Alex Barros, who was the last rider to get within one second of Melandri's best time.

Nicky Hayden, Carlos Checa, Max Biaggi and Alex Hofmann completed the top 10.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, GAULOISES TT ASSEN, FP2

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