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Casey Stoner topped the third session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Motegi, leading yet another Honda clean sweep of the top of the timesheets. The order of the Repsol Hondas was changed once again, Stoner leading from Andrea Doviziosio in 2nd, with Dani Pedrosa in 3rd. Marco Simoncell took the 4th spot once again, the San Carlo Gresini following at a polite distance to behind the Repsols, and two tenths ahead of the factory Yamahas. Jorge Lorenzo was the first of the Yamahas, leading a now greatly covered Ben Spies, but Lorenzo still lags six tenths behind his title rival Stoner. Valentino Rossi made another little bit more progress on the Marlboro Ducati, finally getting within a second of the Hondas, and ending the session in 7th.
Dani Pedrosa leads a horde of Hondas after the first day of practice at Honda's home track of Motegi, the Repsol Honda man topping the timesheets for the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class. Pedrosa heads up a Repsol clean sweep, the Spaniard just edging his Australian teammate Casey Stoner, and his Italian soon-to-be-ex-teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Remarkably, all three Repsol bikes ended the session faster than the circuit lap record, set by Stoner back in 2008 on the Ducati. Marco Simoncelli makes it four Hondas in the top four, the San Carlo Gresini man taking 4th nearly four tenths behind Pedrosa.
Casey Stoner picked up in Motegi where he left off at Aragon, topping the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class at the Japanese circuit. Stoner ended the session ahead of his Repsol Honda teammate Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian clearly set on demonstrating why he deserves to get a factory Honda ride somewhere. Nicky Hayden ended the session in 3rd, the American showing signs of starting to gel with the GP11.1. A tenth of a second behind Hayden, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa set the 4th fastest time, just edging the reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo on the factory Yamaha.
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Casey Stoner topped the morning session of warm up, leading his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa by over a third of a second. Ben Spies ended the session as 3rd fastest, ending just ahead of San Carlo Gresini's Marco Simoncelli, while Spies' Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo was another third of a second behind Simoncelli, and over a second and a quarter slower than his championship rival Casey Stoner.
Valentino Rossi posted the 11th fastest time, but more importantly, the Italian took both of his bikes out during the session. As both bikes have the new aluminium chassis, that means he used his 7th engine, and will therefore now officially have to start from pit lane.