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Hayden sets early pace at Losail

Hayden sets early pace at Losail

Hayden sets early pace at Losail

Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden clocked the fastest time of the first free practice session of the Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar at the Losail International Circuit.

The 'Kentucky Kid' led a Honda 1-2-3, as Movistar Honda riders Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri were second and third fastest respectively, ahead of the newly-crowned World Champion Valentino Rossi.

Suzuki's Kenny Roberts Jr was fifth fastest, and the highest-placed Bridgestone runner, followed by Carlos Checa on the Ducati Desmosedici GP5. Rossi's team-mate Colin Edwards was seventh ahead of Yamaha factory colleague Toni Elias and fellow American John Hopkins, while Loris Capirossi, winner of the two last GPs, completed the top 10.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, FP1

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