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Stoner, Dovizioso and Pasini lead warmup

Stoner, Dovizioso and Pasini lead warmup

Stoner, Dovizioso and Pasini lead warmup

Local star Casey Stoner topped the timesheets for the first time at his home Grand Prix, riding a 1'30.319 lap in the morning warmup. Ducati riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau returned to form after struggling during qualifying to take second and third respectively. Front row men Shinya Nakano and Valentino Rossi came in ahead of Marco Melandri and Nicky Hayden.

In 250cc, Andrea Dovizioso broke Jorge Lorenzo's stronghold on the leaderboard with a 1'34.313 lap. He was ahead of Alex de Angelis, Hiroshi Aoyama, Lorenzo, Yuki Takahashi and Sylvain Guintoli.

Mattia Pasini was the 125cc category's fastest rider this morning, with a fantastic 1'37.004 time that was six tenths ahead of Joan Olive and Mika Kallio. Sergio Gadea and Gabor Talamacsi. Pablo Nieto suffered a crash and will not be able to race today.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, WUP

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