Capirossi tops day 1

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Loris Capirossi has dominated the first day of practice for the Malaysian GP.

The Italian rider put in the fastest time in the first session then proceeded to knock a further more than a second off his time to finish the afternoon practice with a 2:01.711 lap.

Capirossi was the only rider to dip below the 2:02 mark with the second fastest lap in the afternoon session going to the Repsol Honda of Dani Pedrosa at 2:02.021.

Kenny Roberts took third place on the provisional grid half a second behind Pedrosa with John Hopkins a further two tenths down.

Casey Stoner came in fifth fastest with Makoto Tamada finishing the second row.


Loris CAPIROSSI 2:01.711

Dani PEDROSA 0.31

Kenny ROBERTS 0.852

John HOPKINS 0.999

Makoto TAMADA 1.207

Valentino ROSSI 1.259

Sete GIBERNAU 1.27

Shinya NAKANO 1.389

Casey STONER 1.46

Nicky HAYDEN 1.488

Marco MELANDRI 1.537

Colin EDWARDS 1.644

Randy DE PUNIET 1.707

Chris VERMEULEN 1.721

Carlos CHECA 1.995

Toni ELIAS 2.197

Alex HOFMANN 2.995

James ELLISON 3.692

Jose Luis CARDOSO 4.247

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff