Mugello: Gibernau pole

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Sete Gibernau and Loris Capirossi have put their Marlboro Ducatis on the first two grid positions for the Mugello Grand Prix, with Gibernau posting a time of 1:48.969 to take pole position.

The fastest time was 0.2 seconds under the 2005 pole position time of Valentino Rossi, who had to settle for third on the grid on the Camel Yamaha with 1:49.167. The second row will consists of Nicky Hayden, Shinya Nakano and Marco Melandri.

Jorge Lorenzo heads the 250cc GP grid, posting a time of 1:53.787 in qualifying. Yuki Takahashi is second with 1:54.174, followed by Roberto Locatelli with 1:54.309. Alex De Angelis is fourth fastest, followed by Dovizioso, Simoncelli, Barbera and Smrz. Britain's Dan Linfoot has qualified in 25th on the Teng Tools Winona Racing Honda with a time of 1:58.593. To see the full time sheet, click here.

The 125cc grid will be led by Lukas Pesek on the Derbi, qualifying with 1:58.202 from the MVA Aspar Hondas of Mattia Pasini and Hector Faubel. Fabrizio Lai qualifies in fourth, and Alvaro Bautista is fifth. Despite promising times in practice, Britain's Bradley Smith ends up in a lowly 32nd position on the Repsol Honda, three seconds slower than the fastest time. To see the full time sheet, click here.

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Loris Capirossi has gone fastest in the final free practice session for the Mugello MotoGP round with a lap of 1:50.272 on his final lap of the session.

The Italian is just outside the circuit record lap, set by Max Biaggi in 2005, and his time put him ahead of the works Repsol Honda of Nicky Hayden (1:50.474) and the Camel Yamaha of Valentino Rossi (1:50.478) who had both previous practice sessions from Capirossi.

Sete Gibernau is fourth quickest, with Colin Edwards fifth. Dani Pedrosa has again improved, from 15th in the first practice session, to ninth, while Britain's James Ellison moves up to 17th fasest, right behind Tech 3 Yamaha team-mate Carlos Checa. Ellison's time of 1:53.907 puts him ahead of Alex Hofmann and Jose Luis Cardoso. To see the full time sheet, click here.

In 250cc free practice Hector Barbera has gone fastest with 1:54.785, from Fortuna Aprilia team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. Aprilia machines fill the top seven places with Alex De Angelis third down to Sylvain Guintoli in seventh. Top non-Honda is Yuki Takahashi for Honda. Chaz Davies fans might be disapointed to see replacement Franco Battaini go sixth fastest, but Britain's Dan Linfoot has moved up to 27th fastest on the Teng Tools Winona Racing Honda. To see the full time sheet, click here.

In 125cc free practice Mattia Pasini has gone fastest for Master-MVA Aspar Aprilia with 2:00.842 from the KTM of Mika Kallio (2:00.950). Simone Corsi is third fastest. Bradly Smith drops from his high of eight fastest in the second practice session to 16th, but that's still promosing for his qualifying session. To see the full time sheet, click here.

MotoGP qualifying:

1. Sete Gibernau 1:48.969.

2. Loris Capirossi 1:49.058.

3. Valentino Rossi 1:49.167.

4. Nicky Hayden 1:49.212.

5. Shinya Nakano 1:49.328.

6. Marco Melandri 1:49.343.

7. John Hopkins 1:49.478.

8. Dani Pedrosa 1:49.516.

9. Casey Stoner 1:49.915.

10. Makoto Tamada 1:50.084.

11. Kenny Roberts Jr 1:50.181

12. Toni Elias. 1:50.196

13. Carlos Checa. 1:50.347

14. Colin Edwards 1:50.405.

15. Chris vermeulen 1:50.430.

16. Randy de Puniet 1:50.597.

17. James Ellison 1:51.866.

18. Alex Hofmann 1:52.100.

19. Jose Luis Cardoso 1:52.780

250cc Qualifying Practice Two:

1. Jorge Lorenzo 1:53.787

2. Yuki Takahashi 1:54.174.

3. Roberto Locatelli 1:54.309.

4. Alex de Angelis 1:54.329.

5. Andrea Dovizioso 1:54.380.

6. Marco Simoncelli 1:54.408.

7. Hector Barbera 1:54.451.

8. Jakub Smrz 1:54.483.

9. Shuhei Aoyama 1:54.488.

10. Alex Debon 1:54.653.

11. Hiroshi Aoyama 1:54.901.

12. Andrea Ballerini 1:55.033.

13. Franco Battaini 1:55.540.

14. Anthony West 1:55.653.

15. Alex Baldolini 1:55.919.

16. Martin Cardenas 1:56.202.

17. Manuel Poggiali 1:56.269.

18. Arturo Tizon 1:56.328.

19. Sebastien Porto 1:56.450.

20. Jules Cluzel 1:57.617.

21. Luca Morelli 1:58.172.

22. Fabrizio Perren 1:58.243.

23. Alessandro Brannetti 1:58.417.

24. Jordi Carchano 1:58.419.

25. Dan Linfoot 1:58.593.

26. Franz Aschenbrenner 1:58.865.

27. Arnaud Vincent 1:59.434.

28. Sylvain Guintoli 1:59.700.

29. Nicklas Cajback 2:00.192.

30. Alessio Palumbo 2:00.334.

DNQ: Omar Menghi.

125cc qualifying practice two:

1. Lukas Pesek 1:58.202.

2. Mattia Pasini 1:58.335.

3. Hector Faubel 1:58.851.

4. Fabrizio Lai 1:58.934.

5. Alvaro Bautista 1:59.008.

6. Pablo Nieto 1:59.337.

7. Gabor Talmacsi 1:59.145.

8. Mika Kallio 1:59.442.

9. Angel Rodriguez 1:59.430.

10. Sandro Cortese 1:59.506.

11. Simone Corsi 1:59.531.

12. Julian Simon 1:59.554.

13. Aleix Espargaro 1:59.662.

14. Thomas Luthi 1:59.735.

15. Sergio Gadea 1:59.851.

16. Tomoyoshi Koyama 1:59.870.

17. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:00.025.

18. Mike Di Meglio 2:00.176.

19. Raffaele De Rosa 2:00.180.

20. Andrea Iannone 2:00.197.

21. Joan Olive 2:00.465.

22. Nicolas Terol 2:00.675.

23. Stefan Bradl 2:00.748.

24. Alexis Masbou 2:00.920.

25. Michael Ranseder 2:00.924.

26. Lorenzo Baroni 2:00.963.

27. Karel Abraham 2:01.084.

28. Imre Toth 2:01.121.

29. Michele Conti 2:01.132.

30. Michele Pirro 2:01.218.

31. Daniele Rossi 2:01.232.

32. Bradley Smith 2:01.547.

33. Hiroaki Kuzuhara 2:01.632.

34. Luca Verdini 2:02.154.

35. Roberto tamburini 2:02.174.

36. Roberto Lacalendola 2:02.395.

37. Dino Lombardi 2:02.746.

38. Federico Sandi 2:03.006.

39. Joey Litjens 2:03.075.

40. Nico Vivarelli 2:03.391.

41. Manuel Hernandez 2:03.593.

42. Vincent Braillard 2:03.648.

43 Simone Grotzkyj 2:03.957.

Motogp free practice three:

1. Loris Capirossi 1:50.272.

2. Nicky Hayden 1:50.474.

3. Valentino Rossi 1:50.478.

4. Sete Gibernau 1:50.944.

5. Colin Edwars 1:50.950.

6. Casey Stoner 1:50.955.

7. John Hopkins 1:51.081.

8. Marco Melandri 1:51.088.

9. Dani Pedrosa 1:51.255.

10. Randy de Puniet 1:51.303.

11. Toni Elias 1:51.346.

12. Kenny Roberts Jr 1:51.428.

13. Shinya nakano 1:51.677.

14. Makoto Tamada 1:52.195.

15. Chris Vermeulen 1:52.459.

16. Carlos Checa 1:52.511.

17. James Ellison 1:53.907.

18. Alex Hofmann 1;54.107.

19. Jose Luis Cardoso 1:54.622.

250cc free practice two:

1. Hector Barbera 1:54.785.

2. Jorge Lorenzo 1:55.118.

3. Alex de Angelis 1:55.184.

4. Jakub Smrz 1:55.229.

5. Roberto Locatelli 1:55.491.

6. Franco Battaini 1:55.492.

7. Sylvain Guintoli 1:55.553.

8. Yuki Takahashi 1:55.614.

9. Marco Simoncelli 1:55.706.

10. Alex Debon 1:55.754.

11. Andrea Dovizioso 1:55.760.

12. Andrea Ballerini 1:55.990.

13. Hiroshi Aoyama 1:56.010.

14. Shuhei Aoyama 1:56.010.

15. Manuel Poggiali 1:56.649.

16. Jules Cluzel 1:56.887.

17. Alex Baldolini 1:56.936.

18. Arturo Tizon 1:57.094.

19. Sebastien Porto 1:57.393.

20. Martin Cardenas 1:57.552.

21. Anthony West 1:58.068.

22. Fabrizio Perren 1:58.600.

23. Jordi Carchano 1:58.612.

24. Arnaud Vincent 1:58.920.

25. Alessandro Brannetti 1:59.411.

26. Luca Morelli 1:59.602.

27. Dan Linfoot 2:00.071.

28. Alessio Palumbo 2:00.161.

29. Franz Aschenbrenner 2:00.185.

30. Omar Menghi 2:00.313.

31. Nicklas Cajback 2:01.499.

125cc free practice two:

1. Mattia Pasini 2:00.843.

2. Mika Kallio 2:00.950.

3. Simone Corsi 2:01.186.

4. Lukas Pesek 2:01.253.

5. Fabrizio Lai 2:01.255.

6. Joan Olive 2:01.266.

7. Stefan Bradl 2:01.599.

8. Sergio Gadea 2:01.628.

9. Gabor Talmacsi 2:01.830.

10. Andrea Iannone 2:01.894.

11. Alvaro Bautista 2:01.926.

12. Angel Rodriguez 2:01.945.

13. Pablo nieto 2:01.957.

14. Sandro Cortese 2:02.012.

15. Julian Simon 2:02.101.

16. Bradley Smith 2:02.107.

17. Thomas Luthi 2:02.318.

18. Michael Ranseder 2:02.431.

19. Mike Di Meglio 2:02.447.

20. Nicolas Terol 2:02.509.

21. Lorenzo Baroni 2:02.528.

22. Imre Toth 2:02.562.

23. Michele Pirro 2:02.599.

24. Aleix Espargaro 2:03.035.

25. Raffaele De Rosa 2:03.093.

26. Hector Faubel 2:03.151.

27. Alexis Masbou 2:03.418.

28. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:03.773.

29. Michele Conti 2:03.819.

30. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:03.891.

31. Dino Lombardi 2:04.483.

32. Manuel Hernandez 2:04.491.

33. Daniele Rossi 2:04.502.

34. Hiroaki Kuzuhara 2:04.752.

35. Luca Verdini 2:05.028.

36. Simone Grotzkyj 2:05.350.

37. Nico Vivarelli 2:05.356.

38. Roberto Tamburini 2:05.448.

39. Roberto Lacalendola 2:05.584.

40. Joey Litjens 2:05.668.

41. Federico Sandi 2:06.075.

42. Vincent Braillard 2:06.321.

43. Karel Abraham 2:06.967.

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