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Lorenzo fastest in Misano morning warm-up

Under sunny skies it was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who went fastest in the morning warm-up at the Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera de Rimini in Misano ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Ben Spies.

A time of 1.34’470 saw Lorenzo beat the Repsol Honda Rider by just one hundredths of a second, with Spies looking back on the pace once more after his difficult qualifying yesterday. Yamaha’s American rider appeared comfortable out on track as he placed his Yamaha in third behind the Spanish duo. Today’s front row starter, Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow, ended the morning in fourth, in front of his much-improved teammate Andrea Dovizioso.

Pramac Racing Team’s Héctor Barberá was an early crasher on board his satellite Ducati as he lost the front heading into a turn. The Spaniard, who has recently endured some heavy crashes fortunately walked away from the incident, albeit gingerly. LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl also had a high-speed low-side, which he escaped unhurt, whilst Power Electronics Aspar’s Randy de Puniet took a tumble towards the end of the session.

MotoGP, 2012, WUP

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