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Rossi remains on top

Rossi remains on top

Rossi remains on top

The third free practice session of the Polini Australian Grand Prix saw Valentino Rossi continue his dominance at the Phillip Island circuit, posting the best time in 1'30.046 ahead of Ducati Marlboro man Carlos Checa.

The top 4 remained unchanged compared to yesterday as Nicky Hayden and Sete Gibernau were third and fourth fastest respectively, while Marco Melandri moved up to fifth, followed by Toni Elias and Alex Barros. Colin Edwards was eighth fastest while Max Biaggi and John Hopkins completed the top 10.

Aussie hotshot Chris Vermeulen continued to impress on his MotoGP debut with the Camel Honda team as he was 13th fastest, just 0.069s adrift from Honda factory colleague Makoto Tamada after spending only three hours on the Michelin-shod RC211V.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, POLINI AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, FP3

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