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Stoner picks up advantage with wet MotoGP warmup top spot

Stoner picks up advantage with wet MotoGP warmup top spot

Ducati Marlboro rider looks in good form following disappointing qualifying.

Casey Stoner was keen on the idea of race day rain following Saturday qualifying, and he received a promising sign in warmup for the British Grand Prix. The Australian waited until midway through the twenty-minute session to show his hand, running fast laps in tricky conditions to take the top spot with a 1’39.197 lap.

Jorge Lorenzo was behind the Ducati Marlboro man who he took off the front row yesterday, half a second down on Stoner´s time. Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden –another rider who would be happy with a wet race- were the only other riders to go round in under 1’40.

Poleman Valentino Rossi was seventh, whilst front row starter Dani Pedrosa could only manage eleventh on his Repsol Honda RC212V.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2009, BRITISH GRAND PRIX, WUP

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