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Rossi fastest in China

Published: 06 May 2006

MotoGP free practice one:

1. Valentino Rossi 2:12.060.

2. Casey Stoner 2:12.062.

3. Kenny Roberts Jr 2:12.112.

4. Loris Capirossi 2:13.034.

5. Sete Gibernau 2:13.221.

6. Nicky Hayden 2:13.445.

7. Randy De Puniet 2:13.770.

8. Marco Melandri 2:14.238.

9. Chris Vermeulen 2:15.006.

10. Colin Edwards 2:15.196.

11. Toni Elias 2:15.264.

12. John Hopkins 2:15.316.

13. Makoto Tamada 2:15.348.

14. Shinya Nakano 2:15.363.

15. Dani Pedrosa 2:15.399.

16. Alex Hofmann 2:19.398.

17. Carlos Checa 2:19.539.

18. James Ellison 2:22.140.

19. Jose Luis Cardoso 2:22.236.

250cc qualifying session one:

1. Anthony West 2:16.726.

2. Yuki Takahashi 216.859.

3. Jorge Lorenzo 2:17.161.

4. Sylvain Guintoli 2:17.161.

5. Shuhei Aoyama 2:17.282.

6. Andrea Dovizioso 2:17.573.

7. Alex de Angelis 2:17.661.

8. Marco Simoncelli 2:18.448.

9. Jakub Smrz 2:19.333.

10. Martin Cardenas 2:19.526.

11. Hector Barbera 2:19.919.

12. Alex Baldolini 2:20.005.

13. Arnaud Vincent 2:20.331.

14. Hiroshi Aoyama 2:20.342.

15. Manuel Poggiali 2:20.562.

16. Dirk Heidolf 2:21.405.

17. Andrea Ballerini 2:21.456.

18. Jin Xiao 2:21.809.

19. Shi Zhao Huang 2;22.283.

20. Roberto Locatelli 2:22.307.

21. Chaz Davies 2:22.392.

22. Sebastien Porto 2;22.749.

23. Luca Morelli 2:22.924.

24. Zhu Wang 2:22.960.

25. Jules Cluzel 2;23.401.

26. Arturo Tizon 2:23.986.

27. Chin Feng Ho 2:24.612.

DNQ: Alessio Palumbo. Zheng Peng Li.

250cc free practice one:

1. Anthony West 2:15.770.

2. Yuki Takahashi 2:16.116.

3. Alex de Angelis 2:16.327.

4. Andrea Dovizioso 2:16.410.

5. Sylvain Guintoli 2:16.560.

6. Shuhei Aoyama 2:16.734.

7. Jorge Lorenzo 2:16.938.

8. Hector Barbera 2:17.087.

9. Jakub Smrz 2:17.302.

10. Andrea Ballerini 2:17.562.

11. Marco Simoncelli 2:18.327.

12. Arnaud Vincent 2:18.489.

13. Martin Cardenas 2:18.655.

14. Dirk Heidolf 2:18.887.

15. Roberto Locatelli 2:19.219.

16. Hiroshi Aoyama 2:19.739.

17. Sebastien Porto 2:20.154.

18. Alex Baldolini 2:20.965.

19. Shi Zhao Huang 2:21.954.

20. Zhu Wang 2:22.086.

21. Jules Cluzel 2:22.274.

22. Jin Xiao 2:22.505.

23. Chaz Davies 2:22.545.

24. Manuel Poggiali 2:22.895.

25. Chin Feng Ho 2:24.669.

26. Luca Morelli 2:25.376.

27. Alessio Palumbo 2:28.111.

28. Arturo Tizon 2:30.097.

29. Zheng Peng Li. 2:39.452.

Valentino Rossi has gone fastest in both free practice sessions for the Chinese GP round on Sunday, May 14, 2006.

Rossi managed to improve from his first session time by almost three seconds to head the second practice with 2:09.393. Second fastest was Loris Capirossi with 2:09.748, and Suzuki are again benefitting from bad weather with John Hopkins third fastest on the Rizla machine with 2:10.007. Gibernau was fourth quickest, followed by Nicky Hayden, Marco Melandri, and top rookies Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner. Britain's James Ellison is 17th quickest, heading the two Pramac Ducatis. Ellison has made a big improvment from the first session, moving up one place, but also chopping 6.5 seconds from his time with 2:15.880. To see the full timesheet, click here.

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In 250cc GP first qualifying, Anthony West is on provisional pole on the Kiefer Bos Aprilia, with a time of 2:16.726, which would also have put him 18th fastest on the MotoGP grid, almost three seconds faster than Cardoso on the Pramac Ducati. Second fastest was Yuki Takahashi, with 2:16.859 on the Humangest Honda, with Jorge Lorenzo in third spot with 2:17.161. Last race winner Aoyama is 14th on the KTM, and British Campetella Aprilia rider Chaz Davies is 21st with 2:22.392. To see the full timesheet, click here.

In 125cc first qualifying, Mika Kallio heads the field with a time of 2:21.545 on the KTM. Alvaro Bautista is second quickest on the leading MVA Aspar Aprilia with 2:22.249, and Lukas Pesek was third for Derbi Racing with 2:22.726. Britain's Bradley Smith is 29th. To see the full timesheet, click here.

In MotoGP first pratice, Valentino Rossi was fastest from Casey Stoner and Kenny Roberts Jr. Click here for the full timesheet.

250cc first practice. Click here for the full timesheet.

125cc first practice. Click here for the full timesheet.

MotoGP free practice two:

1. Valentino Rossi 2:09.393.

2. Loris Capirossi 2:09.748.

3. John Hopkins 2:10.007.

4. Sete Gibernau 2:10.187.

5. Nicky Hayden 2:10.247.

6. Marco Melandri 2:10.411.

7. Dani Pedrosa 2:10.815.

8. Casey Stoner 2:11.016.

9. Makoto Tamada 2:11.313.

10. Randy De Puniet 2:11.425.

11. Chris Vermeulen 2:11.438.

12. Kenny Roberts Jr 2:11.615.

13. Colin Edwards 2:11.838.

14. Shinya Nakano 2:12.496.

15. Toni Elias 2:12.807.

16. Carlos Checa 2:14.914.

17. James Ellison 2:15.880.

18. Alex Hofmann 2:15.897.

19. Jose Luis Cardoso 2:19.416.

125cc qualifying practice one:

1. Mika Kallio 2:21.545.

2. Alvaro Bautista 2:22.249.

3. Lukas Pesek 2:22.726.

4. Fabrizio Lai 2:23.109.

5. Gabor Talmacsi 2:23.303.

6. Angel Rodriguez 2:23.390.

7. Simone Corsi 2:23.550.

8. Michele Pirro 2:23.655.

9. Mattia Pasini 2:23.701.

10. Joan Olive 2:23.729.

11. Julian Simon 2:23.800.

12. Thomas Luthi 2:23.883.

13. Manuel Hernandez 2:24.021.

14. Andrea Iannone 2:24.164.

15. Pablo Nieto 2:24.205.

16. Federico Sandi 2:24.234.

17. Michael Ranseder 2:24.270.

18. Mike Di Meglio 2:24.749.

19. Sandro Cortese 2:24.761.

20. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:24.798.

21. Raffaele De Rosa 2:24.933.

22. Alex Espargaro 2:25.056.

23. Alexis Masbou 2:25.221.

24. Stefan Bradl 2:25.303.

25. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:25.367.

26. Hector Faubel 2:25.598.

27. Sergio Gadea 2:25.628.

28. Karel Abraham 2:25.837.

29. Bradley Smith 2:25.850.

30. Dino Lombardi 2:26.741.

31. Simone Grotzkyj 226.948.

32. Nicolas Terol 2:26.967.

33. Lorenzo Baroni 2:26.978.

34. Imre Toth 2:27.688.

35. Michele Conti 2:28.571.

36. Vincent Braillard 2:29.044.

37. Mateo Tunez 2:29.746.

38. Ho Wan Chow. 2:30.536.

DNQ: Joey Litjens. Roberto Tamburini.

125cc free practice one:

1. Lukas Pesek 2:24.920.

2. Gabor Talmacsi 2:24.920.

3. Alvaro Bautista 225.020.

4. Mattia Pasini 2:25.059.

5. Thomas Luthi 2:25.366.

6. Federico Sandi 2:25.382.

7. Mike Di Meglio 2:25.622.

8. Julian Simon 2:25.884.

9. Michele Pirro 2:25.938.

10. Fabrizio Lai 2:26.015.

11. Raffaele De Rosa 2:26.215.

12. Angel Rodriguez 2:26.261.

13. Alex Espargaro 2:26.495.

14. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:26.509.

15. Mika Hallio 2:26.544.

16. Joan Olive 2:26.590.

17. Pablo Nieto 2:26.639.

18. Lorenzo Zanetti 2:26.876.

19. Andrea Iannone 2:27.126.

20. Alexis Masbou 2:27.273.

21. Bradley Smith 2:27.364.

22. Sandro Cortese 2:27.421.

23. Simon Corsi 2:27.648.

24. Sergio Gadea 2:27.829.

25. Karel Abraham 2:28.051.

26. Hector Faubel 2:28.195.

27. Michael Ranseder 2:28.213.

28. Simone Grotzkyj 2:28.735.

29. Lorenzo Baroni 2:28.738.

30. Manuel Hernandez 2:29.234.

31. Imre Toth 2:29.295.

32. Dino Lombardi 2:29.434.

33. Nicolar Terol 2:29.827.

34. Michele Conti 2:30.132.

35. Vincent Braillard 2:30.174.

36. Stefan Bradl 2:30.487.

37. Ho Wan Chow 2:31.672.

38. Mateo Tunez 2;34.631.

39. Roberto Tamburini 2:36.444.

40. Joey Litjens 3:40.405.

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