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Lorenzo hits the front in final practice

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, Jerez 2010Jorge Lorenzo was fastest in the final free practice session before qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.

All three of the frontrunning manufacturers got into the top three, with Honda's Dani Pedrosa and Ducati's Friday pace-setter Casey Stoner following Lorenzo's Yamaha - although the Spaniard had an advantage of nearly half a second.

Having struggled with his set-up yesterday, Andrea Dovizioso showed much better form this morning to take fourth on the second Honda, ahead of Valentino Rossi. The world champion insisted he was pleased with how little his shoulder injury was affecting his form yesterday, but his pace remained muted today.

Ben Spies took a big leap forward as he continued to get to grips with Jerez, and placed his Tech 3 Yamaha sixth - ahead of Randy de Puniet (LCR Honda) and Nicky Hayden (Ducati), who both crashed without injury.

Pos  Rider             Team               Time       Gap
 1.  Jorge Lorenzo     Yamaha             1m39.089s
 2.  Dani Pedrosa      Honda              1m39.549s  + 0.460s
 3.  Casey Stoner      Ducati             1m39.719s  + 0.630s
 4.  Andrea Dovizioso  Honda              1m39.917s  + 0.828s
 5.  Valentino Rossi   Yamaha             1m39.982s  + 0.893s
 6.  Ben Spies         Tech 3 Yamaha      1m40.012s  + 0.923s
 7.  Randy de Puniet   LCR Honda          1m40.092s  + 1.003s
 8.  Nicky Hayden      Ducati             1m40.246s  + 1.157s
 9.  Marco Melandri    Gresini Honda      1m40.370s  + 1.281s
10.  Loris Capirossi   Suzuki             1m40.413s  + 1.324s
11.  Colin Edwards     Tech 3 Yamaha      1m40.588s  + 1.499s
12.  Hector Barbera    Aspar Ducati       1m40.741s  + 1.652s
13.  Marco Simoncelli  Gresini Honda      1m40.836s  + 1.747s
14.  Hiroshi Aoyama    Interwetten Honda  1m40.846s  + 1.757s
15.  Aleix Espargaro   Pramac Ducati      1m40.925s  + 1.836s
16.  Alvaro Bautista   Suzuki             1m41.065s  + 1.976s
17.  Mika Kallio       Pramac Ducati      1m41.223s  + 2.134s
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