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Hayden shows his colours

Hayden shows his colours

Hayden shows his colours

Nicky Hayden got in gear for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix after a somewhat discreet opening to the practice sessions yesterday. Last year's victor at the Laguna Seca Circuit was the only rider to break the 1'23 barrier today, with a lap of 1'22.843.

The World Championship leader came in ahead of compatriot Kenny Roberts Jr, fastest yesterday, followed by Casey Stoner, Colin Edwards, Dani Pedrosa and Marco Melandri. Carlos Checa was a surprising seventh, with Suzuki riders Chris Vermeulen and John Hopkins and World Champion Valentino Rossi completing the top ten.

Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
MotoGP - FP3

1. Nicky Hayden - Repsol Honda 1'22.843
2. Kenny Roberts jr. - Team Roberts 1'23.038
3. Casey Stoner - Honda LCR 1'23.248
4. Colin Edwards - Camel Yamaha 1'23.391
5. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda 1'23.402
6. Marco Melandri - Fortuna Honda 1'23.556
7. Carlos Checa - Yamaha Tech 3 1'23.558
8. Chris Vermeulen - Rizla Suzuki 1'23.665
9. John Hopkins - Rizla Suzuki 1'23.667
10. Valentino Rossi - Camel Yamaha 1'23.760


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