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Rossi back on form in free practice 1

Rossi back on form in free practice 1

Rossi back on form in free practice 1

After his big announcement yesterday, Valentino Rossi has set to work on the task at hand, namely getting back on track in the 2006 World Championship. The Italian rider took the top spot in the first MotoGP free practice session with a 1'51.238 lap three tenths faster than Loris Capirossi and six faster than Sete Gibernau.

Casey Stoner was fourth, ahead of Marco Melandri and Nicky Hayden, both over a second slower than Rossi.

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MotoGP - FP1

1. Valentino Rossi - Camel Yamaha 1'51.238
2. Loris Capirossi - Ducati Marlboro 1'51.599
3. Sete Gibernau - Ducati Marlboro 1'51.907
4. Casey Stoner - LCR Honda 1'52.222
5. Marco Melandri - Fortuna Honda 1'52.437
6. Nicky Hayden - Repsol Honda 1'52.502
7. Colin Edwards - Camel Yamaha 1'52.513
8. Randy de Puniet - Kawasaki Racing 1'52.805
9. John Hopkins - Rizla Suzuki 1'52.835
10. Makoto Tamada - Konica Minolta 1'53.054


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