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Sunday morning warm-up sees Stoner in front

Sunday morning warm-up sees Stoner in front

This mornings MotoGP warm-up at the Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky at Brno saw World Championship leader Casey Stoner set the pace again as he went round 0.013s ahead of John Hopkins (Rizla Suzuki).

This mornings MotoGP warm-up at the Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky at Brno saw World Championship leader Casey Stoner set the pace again as he went round 0.013s ahead of John Hopkins (Rizla Suzuki).

Colin Edwards (Fiat Yamaha), Randy de Puniet (Kawasaki) and Chris Vermeulen (Rizla Suzuki) also looked sharp as the occupied top five positions, with World Champion Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda) sixth and Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha) seventh.

In the 250cc session Taro Sekiguchi had a nasty crash when he collided with Marco Simoncellis Aprilia machinery, which lay motionless on the track after the Italian himself had crashed. The warm-up was immediately red flagged, as Sekiguchi was transferred to hospital, with the days proceedings delayed as fuel was cleaned off the track.

On the timesheet Andrea Dovizioso of Kopron Team Scot ended up on top as he went round 0.086s quicker than his nearest rival Hiroshi Aoyama (Red Bull KTM 250), with Hector Barbera (Team Toth Aprilia), Alvaro Bautista (Master Mapfre Aspar) and Thomas Luthi (Emmi Caffe Latte) completing the top five while World Champion and pole setter Jorge Lorenzo (Fortuna Aprilia) was ninth.

Meanwhile in the 125cc warm-up, the World Championship leader and man on pole for todays single cylinder contest, Gabor Talmacsi, was on the pace as he lapped 0.231s ahead of the second fastest participant, his Bancaja Aspar team-mate Sergio Gadea.

Just below the leading pair on the timesheet, Mattia Pasini (Polaris World) was third quickest, while Talmacsi and Gadeas Aspar team-mate Hector Faubel was fourth and Simone Corsi (Skilled Racing Team) fifth.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, WUP

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