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Gibernau, Pedrosa, Gadea set pace in warm-up

Gibernau, Pedrosa, Gadea set pace in warm-up

Gibernau, Pedrosa, Gadea set pace in warm-up

The polemen in the three classes, Spanish riders Sete Gibernau, Dani Pedrosa and Sergio Gadea, again dominated in their respective classes during Sunday morning's warm-up.

Gibernau, who will try to secure his first win of the season at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, lapped in 1'33.190 to top the timesheets ahead of Spanish compatriot Carlos Checa riding his Ducati, and Movistar Honda team-mate Marco Melandri. Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden was fourth ahead of MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi, riding the Yamaha YZR-M1.

Pole holder Dani Pedrosa clocked the fastest lap of the 20-minute 250 practice session. The World Champion completed the session ahead of Australian rival Casey Stoner. Pedrosa's team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama took the flag in third position, in front of Spanish riders Jorge Lorenzo and Hector Barbera. Sebastian Porto, who had limited track time yesterday due to a sore neck, didn't take part in the session and is likely to miss the race.

Sergio Gadea remained the fastest rider in the 125cc class, posting the best time of the warm-up session with a lap of 1'41.079. The Master Aspar rider will be looking for home glory in the final race of the 2005 season, but all the eyes will be on Thomas Lüthi, who is just three points away from the 125cc world title. The Elit GP Honda rider, who could become the first Swiss rider since Luigi Taveri in 1966 to win the title in the minor class, was second fastest ahead of Gabor Talmacsi, Tomy Koyama and Andrea Iannone.


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