Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa was fastest during the morning warm up at Barcelona, the Spaniard finally putting an end to Jorge Lorenzo's streak of domination in the MotoGP class. Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner also ended ahead of the Fiat Yamaha rider, showing promising signs of being competitive during the race. But the significantly cooler track conditions may muddy the waters a little, making it difficult for the teams to judge which of the two tires to go with. They are sure that the harder compound may last the distance, but the softer option has also shown good endurance in the hot conditions, lasting because it is not spinning as much as the hard tire.
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