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Lorenzo confirms pace in warm up

Lorenzo confirms pace in warm up

The Fiat Yamaha rider, who will start the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix from pole position, was fastest in the warm up session, with Casey Stoner once more hot on his tail.

In considerably cooler conditions than Saturday’s afternoon qualifying session the MotoGP riders warmed up for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca on a track measuring 17ºC, and with some fog present, and it was pole position holder Jorge Lorenzo who was the quickest of the 20-minute session.

The Fiat Yamaha rider set a best time of 1’21.857 on his penultimate lap, with Ducati Team’s Stoner just 0.052s off him as the pair vied for top spot on the timesheet as had been case in qualifying. Just over the 1’22” mark Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda), who will start the race from fourth on the grid, was also in the top three in the Sunday morning warm up.

Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha), Marco Melandri (San Carlo Honda Gresini Team) and Ben Spies (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) completed the top six, with Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda) eighth.

The only fall of the session came for Marco Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini Team), who went down at the top of turn eight, his second crash of the weekend and one which appeared to cause the Italian no problems.


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