Friday practice in Spain

Published: 04 November 2005

Marco Melandri was fastest in second free practice for the Valencia season finale MotoGP, on Friday (Nov 4).

His time of 1.33.464 beat Carlos Checa's FP1-topping time by a fraction. Checa clocked 1.33.837.

The top 10 fastest in FP2 were: Melandri, Checa, Gibernau, Hayden, Capirossi, Barros, Rossi, Biaggi, Tamada and Edwards.

The race itself is on Sunday. Expect updates from qualifying on Saturday.

FP1 report:

Checa completed a total of 30 laps in the session, recording a fastest time of 1:33.837, to put the Ducati Desmosedici at the top of the time sheets. Second fastest was Sete Gibernau with a time of 1:33.841 on the Movistar Honda machine, with team-mate Marco Melandri third with 1:33.884.

Valentino Rossi was seventh quickest in the opening session, and Britain's James Ellison is looking to end the season on a high note with the 16th quickest time in the first session, heading Aoki, nakano, Roberts, Battaini, and Xaus.

1. Checa 1:33.837.

2. Gibernau 1:33.841.

3. Melandri 1:33.884.

4. Barros 1:34.195.

5. Hayden 1:34.283.

6. Capirossi 1:34.597.

7. Rossi 1:34.639.

8. Biaggi 1:34.701.

9. Edwards 1:34.745.

10. Tamada 1:34.790.

11. Hopkins 1:34.806.

12. Kiyonari 1:35.157.

13. Elias 1:35.374.

14. Hofmann 1:35.455.

15. Rolfo 1:35.842.

16. Ellison 1:36.164

17. Aoki 1:36.212.

18. Nakano 1:36.479.

19. Roberts 1:37.217.

20. Battaini 1:37.335.

21. Xaus 1:37.466.

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