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Roberts Jr shows early form

Roberts Jr shows early form

Roberts Jr shows early form

Kenny Roberts Jr showed his cards early at his home circuit of Laguna Seca, becoming the only rider to break the 1'24 barrier at the scene of Sunday's Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. The former World Champion's fastest lap of 1'23.951 was enough to put him ahead of second-placed Colin Edwards and newcomer to the track Casey Stoner.

John Hopkins was fourth, followed by last year's podium finisher Valentino Rossi, Marco Melandri, Chris Vermeulen and World Championship leader Nicky Hayden. Spaniards Carlos Checa and Sete Gibernau rounded off the top ten.

Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
MotoGP - FP1

1. Kenny Roberts jr. - Team Roberts 1'23.951
2. Colin Edwards - Camel Yamaha 1'24.310
3. Casey Stoner - Honda LCR 1'24.360
4. John Hopkins - Rizla Suzuki - 1'24.608
5. Valentino Rossi - Camel Yamaha 1'24.674
6. Marco Melandri - Fortuna Honda 1'24.698
7. Chris Vermeulen - Rizla Suzuki 1'24.739
8. Nicky Hayden - Repsol Honda 1'24.943
9. Carlos Checa - Yamaha Tech 3 1'25.100
10. Sete Gibernau - Ducati Marlboro 1'25.150


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