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Pedrosa tops Warm-Up as rain closes in

Pedrosa tops Warm-Up as rain closes in

Dani Pedrosa has led the Sunday morning Warm-Up session ahead of the bwin Grand Prix České republiky, with a threat of rain looking ever more likely at Brno.

Repsol Honda Team’s Pedrosa, winner in dramatic fashion last year, topped the Warm-Up with his best lap time of 1’56.515, which was just three thousandths of a second faster than championship-leading teammate Marc Marquez. The top five was rounded out by Yamaha Factory Racing duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, plus pole-sitter Cal Crutchlow of Monster Yamaha Tech3.

The talk of the morning was the ever-increasing chance that rain will affect this afternoon’s 22-lap race. Dark skies surrounded the circuit, encouraging riders to practice bike changes in the pit lane in case they are faced with a Flag-to-Flag situation during the Grand Prix; incidentally, the likes of Crutchlow and Marquez are yet to experience such a scenario since making their MotoGP™ debuts.

The 2013 bwin Grand Prix České republiky begins at 1pm local time (GMT +2).


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