Roberts tops 1st practice

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Kenny Roberts Jr has gone fastest in the opening practice session for the German MotoGP round on Sunday, July 16, 2006, with a time of 1:24.319 on the Team Roberts KR211V.

He heads a trio of Hondas, with Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri all recording times close to Roberts. John Hopkins was fifth fastest, just quicker than Valentino Rossi. Melandri's team-mate Toni Elias is 16th, returning after fracturing his left shoulder at the Assen round. Britain's James Ellison is 19th with a time of 1:27.616.

Full MotoGP times:

1 Kenny ROBERTS JR 1'24.319

2 Nicky HAYDEN 1'24.338

3 Casey STONER 1'24.477

4 Marco MELANDRI 1'24.578

5 John HOPKINS 1'24.606

6 Valentino ROSSI 1'24.696

7 Loris CAPIROSSI 1'24.725

8 Dani PEDROSA 1'24.898

9 Colin EDWARDS 1'24.966

10 Carlos CHECA 1'25.070

11 Makoto TAMADA 1'25.254

12 Randy DE PUNIET 1'25.487

13 Sete GIBERNAU 1'25.528

14 Alex HOFMANN 1'25.667

15 Shinya NAKANO 1'26.165

16 Toni ELIAS 1'26.184

17 Chris VERMEULEN 1'27.077

18 Jose Luis CARDOSO 1'27.292

19 James ELLISON 1'27.616

In the 125cc class, Alvaro Bautista has gone fastest on the MVA Aspar Aprilia, from team-mate Mattia Pasini, and Derbi-mounted Lukas Pesek. British rider Bradley Smith is 22nd quickest on the Repsol Honda. For the full time sheet, click here.

125cc free practice one:

1 Alvaro BAUTISTA 1'28.475

2 Mattia PASINI 1'29.134

3 Lukas PESEK 1'29.174

4 Mika KALLIO 1'29.255

5 Joan OLIVE 1'29.598

6 Simone CORSI 1'29.615

7 Fabrizio LAI 1'29.656

8 Gabor TALMACSI 1'29.855

9 Nicolas TEROL 1'29.992

10 Andrea IANNONE 1'30.010

11 Hector FAUBEL 1'30.024

12 Thomas LUTHI 1'30.186

13 Angel RODRIGUEZ 1'30.277

14 Sandro CORTESE 1'30.357

15 Stefan BRADL 1'30.430

16 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA 1'30.454

17 Pablo NIETO 1'30.541

18 Imre TOTH 1'30.633

19 Georg FROEHLICH 1'30.641

20 Raffaele DE ROSA 1'30.717

21 Randy KRUMMENACHER 1'30.739

22 Bradley SMITH 1'30.885

23 Lorenzo ZANETTI 1'30.930

24 Roberto TAMBURINI 1'30.931

25 Federico SANDI 1'31.060

26 Karel ABRAHAM 1'31.079

27 Joshua SOMMER 1'31.284

28 Esteve RABAT 1'31.386

29 Robin LAESSER 1'31.457

30 Manuel HERNANDEZ 1'31.867

31 Michele PIRRO 1'31.881

32 Mateo TUNEZ 1'32.166

33 Dino LOMBARDI 1'32.391

34 Joey LITJENS 1'32.439

35 Vincent BRAILLARD 1'32.616

36 Alexis MASBOU 1'32.628

37 Clement DUNIKOWSKI 1'32.690

38 Sergio GADEA 1'32.750

39 Michele CONTI 1'32.782

40 Eric HUBSCH 1'32.977

41 Lorenzo BARONI 1'33.248

42 Simone GROTZKYJ 1'33.706

43 Toni WIRSING 1'33.818

250cc first practice:

1 Jorge LORENZO 1'25.715

2 Alex DE ANGELIS 1'26.254

3 Roberto LOCATELLI 1'26.512

4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 1'26.860

5 Hector BARBERA 1'26.921

6 Marco SIMONCELLI 1'26.990

7 Hiroshi AOYAMA 1'27.048

8 Martin CARDENAS 1'27.251

9 Yuki TAKAHASHI 1'27.295

10 Anthony WEST 1'27.296

11 Sylvain GUINTOLI 1'27.338

12 Shuhei AOYAMA 1'27.369

13 Manuel POGGIALI 1'27.546

14 Dirk HEIDOLF 1'27.688

15 Jakub SMRZ 1'27.889

16 Franco BATTAINI 1'27.899

17 Aleix ESPARGARO 1'27.900

18 Fabricio PERREN 1'28.150

19 Arturo TIZON 1'28.221

20 Alex BALDOLINI 1'28.563

21 Arnaud VINCENT 1'28.651

22 Andrea BALLERINI 1'28.843

23 Jordi CARCHANO 1'28.863

24 Jules CLUZEL 1'29.373

25 Nicklas CAJBACK 1'29.686

26 Meik Kevin MINNEROP 1'30.704

27 Andreas MARTENSSON 1'30.707

28 Franz ASCHENBRENNER 1'31.263

29 Luca MORELLI 1'32.384

30 Dan LINFOOT 1'33.888

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