Barros tops first day

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Alex Barros has set the fastest time on the first day of the German GP.

The Camel Honda rider only managed 15 minutes in the second session before crashing his second bike of the day, but it was enough for him to set a lap that no other rider could even come close to.

Sete Gibernau was the only one to challenge Barros setting the fastest time in the first two splits on one of his last laps, but he lost ground in the final part of the lap and had to settle for second place.

Carlos Checa took his Ducati to the third fastest time followed by Nicky Hayden who was sliding his Repsol Honda continuously round the circuit.

Shinya Nakano took the fifth fastest time followed by Makoto Tamada, Max Biaggi, Troy Bayliss and Kenny Roberts.

Both Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards really struggled to find grip on the track and finished the session sitting in the middle of the table.

The qualifying session for MotoGP takes place at 1pm UK time on Saturday with the race taking place earlier than usual at 11:30am UK time on Sunday.

We’ll be bringing you full results throughout the weekend as soon as it happens and you can get the full behind the scenes report and all the stuff you won’t hear on TV, only in MCN, out August 3.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff