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MotoGP Catalunya - Free Practice
Fresh from consecutive wins at the last two races, Jorge Lorenzo continued his blistering run of form today by topping the time sheets on day one at Montmelo�, his home track. Wataru Yoshikawa joined him on the other side of the garage, the Japanese filling in for the injured Valentino Rossi.

In keeping with his recent trend, Lorenzo went to the top of the standings early on in the session and remained there throughout, completing 27 laps despite punishing temperatures in excess of 35 degrees. Despite the impressive lap times the Mallorcan, who lives just down the road in Barcelona, found he was lacking some rear grip on his M1 and he and his crew will concentrate on improving this tomorrow. He finished the day 0.153 seconds ahead of Casey Stoner.

Jorge Lorenzo - Position: 1stTime: 1'43.259Laps: 27
"This was a good practice and I was fast straight away again, although I did think that I would be able to improve my lap time a bit more during the session. Unfortunately the rear was sliding a lot which was partly to do with the heat, but we will try to improve this tomorrow. I love racing here, it's so close to my home and it's always extra special for me because all my family and friends come to watch. I hope I can give them a good show!" 



Rider Manu. Nat. Time
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 1'43.259
2 Casey Stoner Ducati AUS 1'43.412
3 Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 1'43.631
4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda ITA 1'43.725
5 Ben Spies Yamaha USA 1'43.854
6 Aleix Espargaro Ducati ESP 1'44.136
7 Randy De Puniet Honda FRA 1'44.196
8 Nicky Hayden Ducati USA 1'44.440
9 Colin Edwards Yamaha USA 1'44.551
10 Marco Simoncelli Honda ITA 1'44.634
11 Loris Capirossi Suzuki ITA 1'44.641
12 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki ESP 1'44.692
13 Mika Kallio Ducati FIN 1'44.745
14 Marco Melandri Honda ITA 1'44.806
15 Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 1'45.004
17 Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha JPN 1'48.015

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