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Melandri on top

Melandri on top

Melandri on top

Movistar Honda's Marco Melandri topped the timesheets in the final free practice session at Losail, clocking a best time of 1'58.008 to complete the session ahead of Ducati Marlboro riders Carlos Checa and Loris Capirossi.

Gauloises Yamaha's Colin Edwards, who clinched second in last year's inaugural Qatari GP, posted the fourth quickest time ahead of Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi.

Last year's winner Sete Gibernau was only eighth fastest, behind Nicky Hayden and ahead of his Spanish compatriot Toni Elias, while Alex Barros completed the top 10. Kawasaki's Olivier Jacque didn't take part in the session as he was sidelined by a back injury sustained in yesterday's first practice.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, FP3

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