GP: Pedrosa on pole

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250cc free practice 2:

Jorge Lorenzo posted the fastest time on the Fortuna Aprilia, ahead of Humangest Honda duo Andrea Dovizioso and Yuki Takahashi.

1 Jorge LORENZO 1'25.520

2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 1'25.546

3 Yuki TAKAHASHI 1'25.577

4 Hiroshi AOYAMA 1'25.782

5 Alex DE ANGELIS 1'25.798

6 Hector BARBERA 1'25.839

7 Roberto LOCATELLI 1'25.931

8 Anthony WEST 1'26.108

9 Marco SIMONCELLI 1'26.294

10 Andrea BALLERINI 1'26.548

11 Martin CARDENAS 1'26.630

12 Sylvain GUINTOLI 1'26.65

13 Shuhei AOYAMA 1'26.721

14 Franco BATTAINI 1'26.761

15 Dirk HEIDOLF 1'26.814

16 Manuel POGGIALI 1'26.975

17 Arturo TIZON 1'27.073

18 Alex BALDOLINI 1'27.136

19 Jules CLUZEL 1'27.517

20 Jakub SMRZ 1'27.631

21 Aleix ESPARGARO 1'27.746

22 Fabricio PERREN 1'27.885

23 Jordi CARCHANO 1'28.349

24 Arnaud VINCENT 1'28.745

25 Luca MORELLI 1'28.928

26 Nicklas CAJBACK 1'29.115

27 Dan LINFOOT 1'29.177

28 Andreas MARTENSSON 1'29.824

29 Meik Kevin MINNEROP 1'30.461

30 Franz ASCHENBRENNER 1'30.817

250cc final qualifying:

1 Jorge LORENZO 1'25.073

2 Yuki TAKAHASHI 1'25.151

3 Roberto LOCATELLI 1'25.256

4 Alex DE ANGELIS 1'25.301

5 Hiroshi AOYAMA 1'25.377

6 Anthony WEST 1'25.554

7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 1'25.567

8 Marco SIMONCELLI 1'25.792

9 Shuhei AOYAMA 1'25.827

10 Sylvain GUINTOLI 1'25.995

11 Alex BALDOLINI 1'26.009

12 Hector BARBERA 1'26.022

13 Manuel POGGIALI 1'26.097

14 Dirk HEIDOLF 1'26.307

15 Jakub SMRZ 1'26.475

16 Martin CARDENAS 1'26.662

17 Franco BATTAINI 1'27.007

18 Aleix ESPARGARO 1'27.117

19 Arturo TIZON 1'27.298

20 Fabricio PERREN 1'27.478

21 Jordi CARCHANO 1'27.708

22 Dan LINFOOT 1'27.919

23 Arnaud VINCENT 1'28.164

24 Luca MORELLI 1'28.586

25 Andrea BALLERINI 1'28.867

26 Nicklas CAJBACK 1'28.939

27 Andreas MARTENSSON 1'29.307

28 Jules CLUZEL 1'29.462

29 Franz ASCHENBRENNER 1'29.642

30 Meik Kevin MINNEROP 1'30.929

125cc final qualifying:

1 Lukas PESEK 1'27.064

2 Alvaro BAUTISTA 1'27.283

3 Mattia PASINI 1'27.417

4 Mika KALLIO 1'27.607

5 Nicolas TEROL 1'27.777

6 Fabrizio LAI 1'27.879

7 Gabor TALMACSI 1'27.920

8 Pablo NIETO 1'27.968

9 Hector FAUBEL 1'27.987

10 Simone CORSI 1'27.996

11 Sandro CORTESE 1'28.057

12 Thomas LUTHI 1'28.215

13 Bradley SMITH 1'28.292

14 Sergio GADEA 1'28.387

15 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA 1'28.523

16 Joan OLIVE 1'28.584

17 Stefan BRADL 1'28.622

18 Imre TOTH 1'28.680

19 Andrea IANNONE 1'28.689

20 Randy KRUMMENACHER 1'28.764

21 Angel RODRIGUEZ 1'28.936

22 Michele PIRRO 1'28.981

23 Lorenzo ZANETTI 1'29.001

24 Roberto TAMBURINI 1'29.114

25 Raffaele DE ROSA 1'29.221

26 Lorenzo BARONI 1'29.486

27 Federico SANDI 1'29.501

28 Georg FROEHLICH 1'29.565

29 Mateo TUNEZ 1'29.574

30 Manuel HERNANDEZ 1'29.703

31 Vincent BRAILLARD 1'29.706

32 Joshua SOMMER 1'29.744

33 Michele CONTI 1'29.808

34 Eric HUBSCH 1'29.944

35 Simone GROTZKYJ 1'29.947

36 Robin LAESSER 1'29.971

37 Alexis MASBOU 1'29.980

38 Joey LITJENS 1'29.991

39 Esteve RABAT 1'30.042

40 Clement DUNIKOWSKI 1'30.065

41 Karel ABRAHAM 1'30.141

42 Dino LOMBARDI 1'31.520

43 Toni WIRSING 1'32.129

MotoGP free practice three:

The Repsol Honda duo of Nicky Hayden and Dani pedorsa led the way, despite the fall for Pedrosa late in the session.

1 Nicky HAYDEN 1'22.803

2 Dani PEDROSA 1'22.950

3 Marco MELANDRI 1'23.023

4 Kenny ROBERTS JR 1'23.068

5 Casey STONER 1'23.153

6 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'23.340

7 Valentino ROSSI 1'23.475

8 Carlos CHECA 1'23.584

9 Colin EDWARDS 1'23.637

10 Makoto TAMADA 1'23.817

11 Randy DE PUNIET 1'23.817

12 Shinya NAKANO 1'23.847

13 John HOPKINS 1'23.886

14 Sete GIBERNAU 1'23.910

15 Chris VERMEULEN 1'24.158

16 Toni ELIAS 1'24.161

17 Alex HOFMANN 1'24.690

18 James ELLISON 1'25.278

19 Jose Luis CARDOSO 1'26.020

Dani Pedrosa has qualified on pole for the German MotoGP with a stunning 1:21.815 lap time, despite a suprise last lap of 1:21.907 for Kenny Roberts Jr.

Pedrosa headed the time sheets towards the end of the session, from Repsol team-mate Nicky Hayden, and long time pole-sitter Shinya Nakano. But on the final lap of the session Roberts managed to put himself second on the grid. Meanwhile Valentino Rossi is still suffering, with a qualifying position outside the top ten.

MotoGP full time sheet:

1 Dani PEDROSA 1'21.815

2 Kenny ROBERTS JR 1'21.907

3 Nicky HAYDEN 1'22.083

4 Shinya NAKANO 1'22.273

5 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'22.329

6 Marco MELANDRI 1'22.420

7 Sete GIBERNAU 1'22.469

8 Casey STONER 1'22.577

9 John HOPKINS 1'22.701

10 Makoto TAMADA 1'22.866

11 Valentino ROSSI 1'22.868

12 Carlos CHECA 1'22.964

13 Randy DE PUNIET 1'22.974

14 Chris VERMEULEN 1'23.050

15 Colin EDWARDS 1'23.087

16 Toni ELIAS 1'23.660

17 Alex HOFMANN 1'24.115

18 James ELLISON 1'24.464

19 Jose Luis CARDOSO 1'24.651

Britain's Bradley Smith has qualified in a fantastic 13th position on the Repsol Honda in the 125cc GP class. The grid will be headed by Lukas Pesek, who took pole for Derbi with 1:27.064, from MVA Aspar duo Alvaro Bautista and Mattia Pasini, with KTM's Mika Kallio fourth. The second Derbi of Nicolas Terol took fifth. Smith meanwhile, whill line up one place behind reigning world champion Thomas Luthi, and in front of Sergio Gadea and Tomoyoshi Koyama. For the full time list, see page three of this story.

125cc free practice 2:

Provisional pole sitter Mattia Pasini remained fastest int he second free practice session, followed by Mika Kallio. Pasini's MV Aspar team-mates were third (Faubel), fourth (Vautista), and sixth (Sergio Gadea). Britain's Bradley Smith was an impressive ninth fastest.

1 Mattia PASINI 1'27.579

2 Mika KALLIO 1'27.901

3 Hector FAUBEL 1'28.050

4 Alvaro BAUTISTA 1'28.117

5 Lukas PESEK 1'28.246

6 Sergio GADEA 1'28.257

7 Nicolas TEROL 1'28.351

8 Simone CORSI 1'28.371

9 Bradley SMITH 1'28.431

10 Pablo NIETO 1'28.441

11 Thomas LUTHI 1'28.453

12 Fabrizio LAI 1'28.522

13 Angel RODRIGUEZ 1'28.663

14 Randy KRUMMENACHER 1'28.689

15 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA 1'28.752

16 Gabor TALMACSI 1'28.754

17 Joan OLIVE 1'28.798

18 Imre TOTH 1'28.866

19 Sandro CORTESE 1'28.887

20 Esteve RABAT 1'29.067

21 Andrea IANNONE 1'29.077

22 Raffaele DE ROSA 1'29.127

23 Lorenzo ZANETTI 1'29.141

24 Joshua SOMMER 1'29.207

25 Stefan BRADL 1'29.386

26 Roberto TAMBURINI 1'29.409

27 Michele PIRRO 1'29.616

28 Lorenzo BARONI 1'29.661

29 Federico SANDI 1'29.696

30 Georg FROEHLICH 1'29.703

31 Mateo TUNEZ 1'29.726

32 Karel ABRAHAM 1'29.821

33 Simone GROTZKYJ 1'29.872

34 Alexis MASBOU 1'30.149

35 Dino LOMBARDI 1'30.264

36 Joey LITJENS 1'30.272

37 Robin LAESSER 1'30.347

38 Vincent BRAILLARD 1'30.692

39 Michele CONTI 1'30.745

40 Eric HUBSCH 1'30.870

41 Clement DUNIKOWSKI 1'30.897

42 Toni WIRSING 1'31.634

43 Manuel HERNANDEZ 1'32.235

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