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Stoner on top once more

Stoner on top once more

The cold conditions at the Ricardo Tormo circuit did little to halt Casey Stoner’s dominance of the weekend so far, as the pole holder lapped quickest in the warm up session.

It was a case of business as usual for Casey Stoner on Sunday morning as the Australian topped the timesheet in the warm up session, with a best lap of 1’32.856 making him well over half a second faster than second quickest Valentino Rossi.

In chilly conditions, the Australian pole holder timed ahead of the World Champion – who will start the race from the head of the second row on the grid – with Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Nicky Hayden (Ducati Marlboro) going round third and fourth fastest respectively.

Wildcard rider Ben Spies (Sterilgarda Yamaha Racing) and Jorge Lorenzo were next up on the lap times, with Andrea Dovizioso, Mika Kallio, Alex de Angelis and Marco Melandri also registering top-ten times. Dani Pedrosa, who will start from second on the grid, was eleventh-fastest in the session.


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