GP: Pedrosa stays top

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Dani Pedrosa has dominated the first day of the British GP weekend by heading both timed practice sessions.

The Repsol Honda rider posted a fastest time of 1:28.970 to put himself fastest, just ahead of Anglo-American Rizla Suzuki rider John Hopkins, and Honda-powered Casey Stoner. Britain's James Ellison finished the session 16th fastest, ahead of Ivan Silva and Jose Luis Cardoso. Loris Capirossi again sat out the practice session to recover from injuries sustained at the Catalunya GP.

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Full results:

1 Dani PEDROSA 1'28.970

2 John HOPKINS 1'29.025

3 Casey STONER 1'29.064

4 Marco MELANDRI 1'29.196

5 Shinya NAKANO 1'29.275

6 Colin EDWARDS 1'29.379

7 Valentino ROSSI 1'29.416

8 Kenny ROBERTS JR 1'29.544

9 Nicky HAYDEN 1'29.557

10 Makoto TAMADA 1'29.806

11 Carlos CHECA 1'29.842

12 Chris VERMEULEN 1'29.941

13 Randy DE PUNIET 1'30.342

14 Alex HOFMANN 1'30.387

15 Michel FABRIZIO 1'30.762

16 James ELLISON 1'31.306

17 Ivan SILVA 1'32.524

18 Jose Luis CARDOSO 1'32.576

Loris CAPIROSSI

In 250cc first qualifying, Jorge Lorenzo put himself on provisional pole from Alex de Angelis and Hector Barbera. Chaz Davies is 21st, with Dan Linfoot 22nd.

In the first qualifying session for the 125cc class, Bradley Smith put himself in a provisional 15th place, around 1.5 seconds behind leaders Alvaro Bautista, Mika Kallio and Mattia Pasini. British wildcard Alex Lowes is 39th, followed by Daniel Cooper and Blake Leigh-Smith. Both Kyle kentish and Anthony Rogers were outside the 107 per cent qualification limit.

250cc result:

1 Jorge LORENZO 1'32.115

2 Alex DE ANGELIS 1'32.670

3 Hector BARBERA 1'32.846

4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 1'32.891

5 Hiroshi AOYAMA 1'32.959

6 Roberto LOCATELLI 1'33.331

7 Marco SIMONCELLI 1'33.346

8 Shuhei AOYAMA 1'33.378

9 Jakub SMRZ 1'33.454

10 Yuki TAKAHASHI 1'33.540

11 Anthony WEST 1'33.637

12 Sylvain GUINTOLI 1'33.812

13 Manuel POGGIALI 1'33.960

14 Andrea BALLERINI 1'35.016

15 Franco BATTAINI 1'35.059

16 Arturo TIZON 1'35.233

17 Aleix ESPARGARO 1'35.333

18 Alex BALDOLINI 1'35.630

19 Jules CLUZEL 1'35.689

20 Fabricio PERREN 1'36.232

21 Chaz DAVIES 1'36.285

22 Dan LINFOOT 1'36.455

23 Franz ASCHENBRENNER 1'36.656

24 Luca MORELLI 1'37.144

25 Alex KENCHINGTON 1'38.529

26 Luke LAWRENCE 1'38.541

not qualified (Out 107%) 1'38.563

Nicklas CAJBACK 1'39.402

Ian GARDNER 1'39.861

Jordi CARCHANO 1'39.965

125cc first qualifying:

1 Alvaro BAUTISTA 1'37.228

2 Mika KALLIO 1'37.374

3 Mattia PASINI 1'37.421

4 Fabrizio LAI 1'37.623

5 Lukas PESEK 1'37.796

6 Nicolas TEROL 1'38.166

7 Simone CORSI 1'38.196

8 Sergio GADEA 1'38.241

9 Andrea IANNONE 1'38.284

10 Thomas LUTHI 1'38.287

11 Hector FAUBEL 1'38.437

12 Pablo NIETO 1'38.446

13 Joan OLIVE 1'38.625

14 Raffaele DE ROSA 1'38.674

15 Bradley SMITH 1'38.691

16 Lorenzo ZANETTI 1'38.728

17 Mike DI MEGLIO 1'38.851

18 Gabor TALMACSI 1'38.876

19 Angel RODRIGUEZ 1'38.908

20 Manuel HERNANDEZ 1'39.216

21 Sandro CORTESE 1'39.217

22 Michael RANSEDER 1'39.365

23 Esteve RABAT 1'39.387

24 Imre TOTH 1'39.424

25 Mateo TUNEZ 1'39.509

26 Stefan BRADL 1'39.575

27 Michele PIRRO 1'39.617

28 Karel ABRAHAM 1'39.619

29 Federico SANDI 1'39.692

30 Lorenzo BARONI 1'39.749

31 Roberto TAMBURINI 1'40.190

32 Vincent BRAILLARD 1'40.280

33 Joey LITJENS 1'40.291

34 Michele CONTI 1'40.343

35 Georg FROEHLICH 1'40.580

36 Randy KRUMMENACHER 1'40.728

37 Dino LOMBARDI 1'40.863

38 Simone GROTZKYJ 1'41.227

39 Alex LOWES 1'41.936

40 Hiroaki KUZUHARA 1'42.720

41 Daniel COOPER 1'42.723

42 Blake LEIGH-SMITH 1'43.899 DNQ: Kyle KENTISH 1'44.212 Anthony ROGERS 1'45.151

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