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Rossi mounts comeback attempt in MotoGP warmup

Rossi mounts comeback attempt in MotoGP warmup

Valentino Rossi fine tuned his race pace on Sunday morning, ahead of a ninth position start.

The man with it all to do in Catalunya, Valentino Rossi came out swinging in the warmup session for the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya. The World Championship leader clocked a time of 1´43.182 in the morning session, working on his race setup for what will be a tough task from ninth on the grid.

Second fastest was Colin Edwards on the satellite Tech 3 Yamaha M1, the quickest Michelin-shod rider of the runout, whilst poleman and 2007 racewinner Casey Stoner was third. Stoner has won the past three races that he has started from pole position.

Joining him on the front row this afternoon, Nicky Hayden was also alongside Stoner on the Sunday morning timesheet. The Repsol Honda rider was just three tenths down on Rossi´s hot lap.

Alex de Angelis, Andrea Dovizioso, Chris Vermeulen, Randy de Puniet, John Hopkins and Loris Capirossi completed the top ten in an incident-free session, whilst final front row starter Dani Pedrosa was thirteenth fastest.


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