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Stoner leads Silverstone warm-up

Casey Stoner, Ducati, Silverstone 2010Casey Stoner emerged fastest in a frenetic end to the warm-up for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The lead changed hands four times on the last laps of the session, as long-time pacesetter Stoner was deposed by his Ducati team-mate Nicky Hayden, who was then beaten by polesitter Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), before finally Stoner returned to the front with a 2m04.711s.

Qualifying star Randy de Puniet was fourth for LCR Honda, ahead of works Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso.

The session saw two crashes at Club, the worst involving Interwetten Honda's Hiroshi Aoyama. The 250cc champion had a violent high-side as he accelerated. Aoyama landed heavily and had to be taken from the scene by stretcher.

Dani Pedrosa also crashed at the same location, losing the front end of his Honda on the way into the corner. But despite having had a massive crash at the end of qualifying yesterday, he showed no ill effects and was able to walk away immediately.

Pos  Rider             Team               Time       Gap
 1.  Casey Stoner      Ducati             2m04.711s
 2.  Jorge Lorenzo     Yamaha             2m04.820s  + 0.109s
 3.  Nicky Hayden      Ducati             2m05.019s  + 0.308s
 4.  Randy de Puniet   LCR Honda          2m05.267s  + 0.556s
 5.  Andrea Dovizioso  Honda              2m05.682s  + 0.971s
 6.  Ben Spies         Tech 3 Yamaha      2m05.772s  + 1.061s
 7.  Marco Melandri    Gresini Honda      2m05.817s  + 1.106s
 8.  Marco Simoncelli  Gresini Honda      2m05.873s  + 1.162s
 9.  Colin Edwards     Tech 3 Yamaha      2m06.493s  + 1.782s
10.  Aleix Espargaro   Pramac Ducati      2m06.686s  + 1.975s
11.  Mika Kallio       Pramac Ducati      2m06.815s  + 2.104s
12.  Dani Pedrosa      Honda              2m07.457s  + 2.746s
13.  Hector Barbera    Aspar Ducati       2m07.801s  + 3.090s
14.  Alvaro Bautista   Suzuki             2m08.336s  + 3.625s
15.  Loris Capirossi   Suzuki             2m09.565s  + 4.854s
16.  Hiroshi Aoyama    Interwetten Honda  2m14.475s  + 9.764s
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