MotoGP: Free practice 2

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Marco Melandri has topped the second free practice sessions for the German MotoGP round on Sunday, July 16, 2006.

The Fortuna Honda rider posted a time of 1:23.145 on his penultimate lap to go fastest from Respol Honda star Dani Pedrosa. Loris Capirossi was third, with Nicky Hayden and Kenny Roberts rounding out the top five. Valentino Rossi settled for seventh fastest, while Britain's James Ellison was again 19th.

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Both randy de Puniet and Jose Luis Cardoso fell during the session, with Valentino Rossi running off the track but remaining upright.

Full times:

1 Marco MELANDRI 1'23.145

2 Dani PEDROSA 1'23.486

3 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'23.490

4 Nicky HAYDEN 1'23.525

5 Kenny ROBERTS 1'23.676

6 John HOPKINS 1'23.693

7 Valentino ROSSI 1'23.871

8 Casey STONER 1'23.889

9 Sete GIBERNAU 1'24.022

10 Makoto TAMADA 1'24.030

11 Colin EDWARDS 1'24.100

12 Carlos CHECA 1'24.116

13 Shinya NAKANO 1'24.190

14 Randy DE PUNIET 1'24.582

15 Toni ELIAS 1'24.626

16 Alex HOFMANN 1'25.092

17 Chris VERMEULEN 1'25.293

18 Jose Luis CARDOSO 1'25.707

19 James ELLISON 1'25.833

In 125cc first qualifying, Mattia Pasini put himself on provisional pole on the MVA Aprilia with a time of 1:27.546 from Lukas Pesek and Mika Kallio. Bradley Smith is in 22nd place on the grid.

In the 250cc class, Jorge Lorenzo and Fortuna Aprilia team-mate Hector Barbera posted the top two times, with Alex de Angelis third fastest. Britain's Dan Linfoot improved to 27th on the Teng Tools Winona racing machine.

250cc first qualifying:

1 Jorge LORENZO 1'25.124

2 Hector BARBERA 1'25.160

3 Alex DE ANGELIS 1'25.634

4 Yuki TAKAHASHI 1'25.779

5 Shuhei AOYAMA 1'25.813

6 Marco SIMONCELLI 1'25.831

7 Roberto LOCATELLI 1'25.835

8 Anthony WEST 1'25.868

9 Hiroshi AOYAMA 1'26.373

10 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 1'26.460

11 Dirk HEIDOLF 1'26.725

12 Sylvain GUINTOLI 1'26.729

13 Manuel POGGIALI 1'26.826

14 Arturo TIZON 1'26.903

15 Martin CARDENAS 1'27.053

16 Jakub SMRZ 1'27.168

17 Aleix ESPARGARO 1'27.223

18 Alex BALDOLINI 1'27.590

19 Fabricio PERREN 1'27.614

20 Andrea BALLERINI 1'27.710

21 Arnaud VINCENT 1'27.932

22 Jules CLUZEL 1'28.539

23 Jordi CARCHANO 1'28.548

24 Franco BATTAINI 1'28.707

25 Luca MORELLI 1'29.379

26 Nicklas CAJBACK 1'29.398

27 Dan LINFOOT 1'29.521

28 Andreas MARTENSSON 1'29.913

29 Meik Kevin MINNEROP 1'30.029

30 Franz ASCHENBRENNER 1'30.267

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125cc first qualifying:

1 Mattia PASINI 1'27.546

2 Lukas PESEK 1'27.686

3 Mika KALLIO 1'27.869

4 Pablo NIETO 1'27.966

5 Simone CORSI 1'27.985

6 Alvaro BAUTISTA 1'28.112

7 Sergio GADEA 1'28.202

8 Fabrizio LAI 1'28.273

9 Gabor TALMACSI 1'28.291

10 Joan OLIVE 1'28.578

11 Angel RODRIGUEZ 1'28.613

12 Nicolas TEROL 1'28.646

13 Hector FAUBEL 1'28.660

14 Thomas LUTHI 1'29.052

15 Randy KRUMMENACHER 1'29.115

16 Stefan BRADL 1'29.115

17 Sandro CORTESE 1'29.219

18 Raffaele DE ROSA 1'29.306

19 Andrea IANNONE 1'29.427

20 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA 1'29.505

21 Michele PIRRO 1'29.617

22 Bradley SMITH 1'29.632

23 Lorenzo ZANETTI 1'29.647

24 Karel ABRAHAM 1'29.836

25 Georg FROEHLICH 1'29.845

26 Imre TOTH 1'29.872

27 Roberto TAMBURINI 1'30.028

28 Simone GROTZKYJ 1'30.039

29 Federico SANDI 1'30.131

30 Lorenzo BARONI 1'30.171

31 Esteve RABAT 1'30.367

32 Mateo TUNEZ 1'30.375

33 Alexis MASBOU 1'30.481

34 Robin LAESSER 1'30.493

35 Manuel HERNANDEZ 1'30.508

36 Eric HUBSCH 1'30.535

37 Vincent BRAILLARD 1'30.541

38 Joshua SOMMER 1'30.772

39 Michele CONTI 1'30.926

40 Dino LOMBARDI 1'31.069

41 Joey LITJENS 1'31.157

42 Clement DUNIKOWSKI 1'31.660

43 Toni WIRSING 1'31.887

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