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Pedrosa dominates at Donington free practice

Pedrosa dominates at Donington free practice

Pedrosa dominates at Donington free practice

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa was the fastest out of the blocks at Donington Park, topping the timesheets in both free practice sessions for Sunday's GAS British Grand Prix.

The Spaniard clocked his quickest lap in his second session on the track, a lap of 1'28.970. John Hopkins was close behind, on the back of a string of strong qualifying performances. Casey Stoner completed the top three at a track where he finished third last year in the 250cc category.

Marco Melandri continued his miraculous recovery from injuries suffered in Catalunya, putting in a time less than two thousandths of a second slower than that of Pedrosa, and Shinya Nakano and Colin Edwards rounded off a top six comprising of six different teams.

Valentino Rossi was less than half a second off the pace despite a continuing to suffer from a hand injury, ahead of Kenny Roberts Jr, Nicky Hayden and Loris Capirossi, who decided against making an appearance in the second practice session.

GAS British Grand Prix
MotoGP FP2

1. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda 1'28.970
2. John Hopkins - Rizla Suzuki 1'29.025
3. Casey Stoner - Honda LCR 1'29.064
4. Marco Melandri - Fortuna Honda 1'29.196
5. Shinya Nakano - Kawasaki Racing 1'29.275
6. Colin Edwards - Camel Yamaha 1'29.379
7. Valentino Rossi - Camel Yamaha 1'29.416
8. Kenny Roberts jr - Team KR 1'29.544
9. Nicky Hayden - Repsol Honda 1'29.557
10. Loris Capirossi - Ducati Marlboro 1'29.798


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