Hayden fastest in Turkey

Published: 22 April 2006

Nicky Hayden has gone fastest in the second practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday April 30, 2006.

The factory Honda rider moved from eighth in the final few minutes to post a time of 1:53.623 seconds before the chequered flag ended the session. The American took the fastest time away from Casey Stoner, who led for much of the time on the LCR Honda, despite crashing the bike when he lost the front and escaped unhurt.

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The Yamaha teams have had mixed fortunes. Colin Edwards is sixth quickest, but reigning world champion Valentino Rossi is 11th. Meanwhile the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP squad suffered a machine failure, when Chris Vermeulen had to pull off the track, trailing smoke behind him. British rider James Ellison finished the session in 17th position. To see the full list of times, click here.

The 250cc first qualifying was headed by Jorge Lorenzo on the Fortuna Aprilia. The Spanish rider posted a fastest time of 1:57.41. Second quickest was Alex De Angelis, on the MVA Aspar Aprili, followed by Humagest Honda team-mates Andrea Dovizioso and Yuki Takahashi. British rider Chaz Davies was 20th fastest with 2:01.940. To see the full list of times, click here.

In the 125cc first qualifying session, Alvaro Bautista was fastest with 2:04.035, followed by Master MVA Aspar Aprilia team-mate Mattia Pasini on 2:04.385. Simone Corsi was third fastest on the Gilera with 2:04.653. British rider Bradley Smith was 26th fastest with 2:07.910. To see the full list of times, click here.

MotoGP FP1

Casey Stoner has gone fastest in the first free practice for the Grand Prix of Turkey on Sunday, April 30, 2006.

Conditions at the Istanbul park circuit were good for Stoner on the Honda LCR machine,as he posted a time of 1:54.276 on his 22nd and final lap. Marco Melandri went second quickest on the Fortuna Honda with 1:54.544, followed by Valentino Rossi in third with 1:54.671. Britain's James Ellison was 18th fastest with 1:58.797 on the Tech3 Yamaha, three places behind team-mate Carlos Checa. To see the full time sheet, click here.

In the 250cc first practice, Andrea Dovizioso was fastest with 1:59.746 on the Humangest Honda, followed by the Fortuna Aprilia of Jorge Lorenzo (2:00.065) and the Team Toth Aprilia of Roberto Locatelli (2:00.344). To see the full time sheet, click here.

In the first practice for the 125cc class for the Turkish GP, Mattia Pasini has posted the fastest time of 2:05.741, closely followed by MVA Aspar Aprilia team-mate Alvaro Bautista. Mike Kallio is third on the KTM 125.

Reigning world champion Thomas Luthi is eighth quickest, while Britain's Bradley Smith is 21st quickest with 2:08.923, just behind Imre Toth and Fabrizio Lai. To see the full time sheet for 125cc GP free practice one, click here.

250cc free practice one:

1. Andrea Dovizioso. 1:59.746. 2. Jorge Lorenzo. 2:00.065. 3. Roberto Locatelli. 2:00.344. 4. Hector Barbera 2:00.495. 5. Alex De Angelis 2:00.549. 6. Hiroshi Aoyama 2:00.628. 7. Yuki Takahashi 2:00.694. 8. Sebastien Porto 2:00.870. 9. Sylvain Guintoli 2:01.388. 10. Marco Simoncelli 2:01.876. 11. Shuhei Aoyama 2:02.072. 12. Alex Baldolini 2:02.073. 13. Arnaud Vincent 2:02.107. 14. Anthony West 2:02.208. 15. Andrea Ballerini 2:02.481. 16. Manuel Poggiali 2:02.605. 17. Arturo Tizon 2:02.726. 18. Dirk Heidolf 2:02.944. 19. Jakub Smrz 2:03.009. 20. Chaz Davies. 2:04.798. 21. Michele Danese 2:04.838. 22. Luca Morelli 2:04.995. 23. Jules Cluzel 2:05.202. 24. Jordi Carchano 2:05.499. 25. Sinan Sofuoglu 2:08.059. 26. Martin Cardenas 2:08.219. 27. Alessio Palumbo 2:09.004.

125cc free practice one:

1. Mattia Pasini 2:05.741.

2. Alvaro Bautista 2:05.909.

3. Mika Kallio 2:06.190.

4. Gabor Talmacsi 2:06.214.

5. Joan Olive 2:06.446.

6. Sergio Gadea 2:06.517.

7. Andrea Iannone 2:06.735.

8. Thomas Luthi 2:06.909.

9. Hector Faubel 2:06.929

10. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:06.998.

11. Simone Corsi 2:07.039.

12. Lukas Pesek 2:07.083.

13. Julian Simon 2:07.493.

14. Alex Espargaro 2:07.641.

15. Angel Rodriguez 2:07.741.

16. Mike Di Meglio 2:08.332.

17. Pablo Nieto 2:08.624.

18. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:08.681.

19. Fabrizio Lai 2:08.2:08.923.

20. Imre Toth 2:08.865.

21. Bradley Smith 2:08.923.

22. Nicolas Terol 2:08.932.

23. Federico Sandi 2:08.942.

24. Manuel Hernandez 2:09.149.

25. Alexis Masbou 2:09.330.

26. Sandro Cortese 2:09.346.

27. Raffaele De Rosa 2:09.519.

28. Michael Ranseder 2:09.596.

29. Michele Pirro 2:09.701.

30. Karel Abraham 2:09.741.

31. Lorenzo Baroni 2:10.485.

32. Stefan bradl 2:10.904.

33. Joey Litjens 2:11.504.

34. Dino Lombardi 2:12.076.

35. Mateo Tunez 2:12.100.

36. Simone Grotzkyj 2:12.121.

37. Michele Conti 2:12.145.

38. Vincent Braillard 2:13.618.

39. Roberto Tamburini 2:14.858.

40. Robert Muresan 2:17.407.

MotoGP free practice two:

1. Nicky Hayden: 1:53.623 2. Casey Stoner: 1:53.861 3. Marco Melandri: 1:53.971 4. Dani Pedrosa: 1:54.001 5. Toni Elias: 1:54.022 6. Colin Edwards: 1:54.042 7. Loris Capirossi: 1:54.055 8. John Hopkins: 1:54.227 9. Sete Gibernau: 1: 54.279 10. Makoto Tamada: 1:54.422 11. Valentino Rossi 1: 54.662 12. Chris Vermeulen 1:54.722 13. Shinya Nakano 1:54.967 14: Kenny Roberts Jr 1:55.179 15. Randy De Puniet 1:55.700 16. Carlos Checa 1:56.838 17. James Ellison 1:56.943 18. Alex Hofmann 1:57.467 19. Jose Luis Cardoso 1:58.007

Read our minute-by-minute update of the session:

1:01pm: Rossi posts a time of 1:54.668 to go 11th, Capirossi posts a time of 1:54.055 to go seventh. Edwards gets 1:55.135 to finish sixth. 1pm Hayden goes top with 1:53.623 just as the chequered flag comes out. Melandri 1:53.971 third. 12:59: Gibernau records a lap time of 1:54.529 to go ninth. 12:58: Pedrosa posts 1:54.001 to move into second. 12:57: Stoner, Elias, Edwards, Melandri, Capirossi, Hopkins, Pedrosa, Hayden, Tamada 12:55: Pedrosa managed a 1:54.602 to go seventh. Melandri achieves a time of 1:54.386 to remain fourth quickest. And Chris Vermeulen suffers a machine failure on the Rizla Suzuki, pulling safley off the track and into the gravel whilst running 11th quickest. 12:54: Gibernau posts 1:54.724 to move up slightly to 11th place in the session. Kenny Roberts Jr laps in 1:55.179 for 14th. Melandri 1:54.317 for fourth place. 12:52: Hayden post a time of 1:54.470 to go fifth, Edwards posts 1:54.042 to put himself third in the session. 12:51: Stoner, Elias, Melandri, Capirossi, Edwards, Hopkins, Pedrosa, Hayden and Vermeulen ninth. Rossi, Tamada, Gibernau, Nakano, De Puniet, Roberts Jr, Checa 16th. 12:50: Toni Elias posts a time of 1:54.022 to go second fastest. 12: 49: Elias posts a time of 1:55.210 to stay fourth. Kenny Roberts posts a time of 1:55.917 to stay 15th. 12:47: Casey Stoner remains fastest, with 1:53.861 prior to his fall. It's then Melandri, Hopkins, Elias, Pedrosa, Hayden, Edwards, Vermeulen and Rossi. 12:46: James Ellison is 17th fastest. 12:43: Hopkins goes third 1:54.401 for Rizla Suzuki 12:41: Randy de Puniet 1: 55.700 in 14th. 12:39: Vermeulen posts a lap time of 1:54.722 to go sixth. Casey Stoner loses the front of his LCR Honda, but appears to be unhurt. 12:38: Chris Vermeulen takes 12th with 1:55.226. 12:36: Melandri puts in another fastest lap time of 1:54.499. Casey Stoner laps in 1:53.861 to take the top slot. 12:34: Melandri heads the session with 1:54.250. 12:33: On combined times, it's Stoner, Melandri and Rossi fastest from the morning session. Dani Pedrosa and the remainder of the field have all gone fastest in the second session so far, headed by Dani Pedrosa 12:30: Dani Pedrosa takes the top time seconds later with 1:54.681 12:30: Edwards goes fastest with 1:54.716 12:28: Gibernau 1:55.030 puts him fifth, behind Melandri in fourth and Pedrosa in sixth. Edwards is close to the fastest time until the last section with 1:55.086 putting him seventh. Pedrosa stays sixth fastest. Gibernau third with 154.790. 12:25:Toni Elias goes 9th quickest. Casey Stoner retakes the fastest time so far with 1:54.750. The it's Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Gibernau, Pedrosa, Capirossi, Tamada and Elias. Edwards is 10th. 12:24: Nakano 1:56.007 keeps him in 11th. 12:23: Capirossi seventh with 1:55.150 12:20: Rossi 1:56.301. Tamada moves to seventh with1:55.214. Rossi, Hayden, Stoner, Melandri, Gibernau, Pedrosa, Tamada, Capirossi, Edwards. 12:18: Top riders including Edwards and Gibernau have returned to the pits to make adjustments. Rossi still leads with 1:54.775, and is still lapping the track. 12:14: Elias moves up to ninth with 1:55.630. Rossi fastest with 1:54.775 12:13: Rossi goes sixth quickest. Hayden remains fastest with 1:54.896. 12:12: Nicky Hayden sets the fastest time . Gibernau remains fourth quickest. 12:11: Gibernau moves up to fourth quickest. 12:07: Casey Stoner fastest with 1:55.233, from Nakano, Melandri, Capirossi, Pedrosa, Hopkins, Vermeulen and Hayden. Nakano 1:55.650. Pedrosa 1:55.726 keeps him in fourth. Edwards moves up to fifth, and Rossi to seventh. 12:05: Shinya Nakano is began fastest in the session, Loris Capirossi records a third quickest lap of 1:56.052 12:03: With 57 minutes to go, Casey Stoner is circulating. Carlos Checa runs off the circuit on the Tech 3 Yamaha but is able to return to the track without difficulty. 12:00: MotoGP practice begins.

250cc free practice two:

1. Jorge Lorenzo 1:57.841.

2. Alex De Angelis 1:58.842.

3. Andrea Dovizioso 1:58.865.

4. Yuki Takahashi 1:58.938.

5. Hector Barebera 1:59.236.

6. Hiroshi Barbera 1:59.236.

7. Marco Simoncelli 1:59.534.

8. Sylvain Guintoli 1:59.828.

9. Sebastien Porto 1:59.847.

10. Jakub Smrz 1:59.863.

11. Arnaud Vincent 1:59.952.

12. Anthony West 2:00.064.

13. Roberto Locatelli 2:00.095.

14. Shuhei Aoyama 2:00.553.

15. Dirk Heidolf 200.621.

16. Alex Baldolini 2:00.680.

17. Andrea Ballerini 2:00.864.

18. Manuel Poggiali 2:01.246.

19. Jules Cluzel 2:01.499.

20. Chaz Davies 2:01.940.

21. Arturo Tizon 2:02.637.

22. Martin Cardenas 2:02.968.

23. Luca Morelli 2:03.190.

24. Michele Danese 2:03.486.

25. Jordi Carchano 2:03.762.

26. Sinan Sofuoglu 2:05.532.

27. Alessio Palumbo 2:05.960.

125cc free practice two:

1. Alvaro Bautista 2:04.035.

2. Mattia Pasini 2:04.385.

3. Simone Corsi 2:04.653.

4. Hector Faubel 2:04.724.

5. Mika Kallio 2:04.883.

6. Gabor Talmacsi 2:04.909.

7. Julian SImon 2:05.122.

8. Pablo Nieto 2:05.299.

9. Joan Olive 2:05.429.

10. Lukas Pesek 2:05.492.

11. Thomas Luthi 2:05.672.

12. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:05.701.

13. Fabrizio Lai 2:05.861.

14. Angel Rodriguez 2:05.979.

15. Mike Di Meglio 2:06.065.

16. Sergio Gadea 2:06.128.

17. Federico Sandi 2:06.195.

18. Andrea Iannone 2:06.323.

19. Raffaele De Rosa 2:06.541.

20. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:06.608.

21. Nicolas Terol 2:07.053.

22. Sando Cortese 2:07.151.

23. Imre Toth 2:07.244.

24. Manuel Hernandez 2:07.261.

25. Alexis Masbou 2:07.416.

26. Bradley Smith 2:07.910.

27 Lorenzo Baroni 2:08.271.

28. Michele Pirro 2:08.292.

29. Stefan Bradl 2:08.354.

30. Alex Espargaro 2:08.438.

31. Michael Ranseder 2:08.658.

32. Karel Abraham 2:08.700.

33. Michele Conti 2:08.921.

34. Mateo Tunez 2:09.128.

35. SImone Grotzkyj 2:09.137.

36. Vincent Braillard 2:09.342.

37. Joey Kitjens 2:09.690.

38. DIno Lombardi 2:09.775.

39. Roberto Tamburini 2:11.930.

DNQ: Robert Muresan.

MotoGP free practice one:

1. Casey Stoner 1:54.276.

2. Marco Melandri 1:54.544.

3. Valentino Rossi 1:54.671.

4. Nicky Hayden 1:55.126.

5. Loris Capirossi 1:55.394.

6. Colin Edwards 1:55.445.

7. Toni Elias 1:55.453.

8. Dani Pedrosa 1:55.512.

9. Sete Gibernau 1:55.656.

10. John Hopkins 1:55.716.

11. Makoto Tamada 1:55.759.

12. Shinya Nakano 1:55.803.

13. Chris Vermuelen 1:56.131.

14. Randy De Puniet 1:56.959.

15. Carlos Checa 1:57.323.

16. Kenny Roberts Jr 1:57.481.

17. Jose Luis Cardoso 1:58.399.

18. James Ellison 1:58.797.

19. Alex Hofmann 1:58.801.