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MOTOGP NEWS 

Lorenzo quick, Rossi falls in warm-up

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, IndianapolisJorge Lorenzo was quickest in the race morning warm-up at Indianapolis, while his Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi suffered his third crash of the weekend.

Having already had accidents in Saturday practice and qualifying, Rossi once again had a low-side fall in the final minutes this morning. The incident happened at low speed and he was able to remount the bike and ride gently back to the pits.

While that left Rossi sixth, Lorenzo put in a last-gasp 1m40.482s lap to knock Dani Pedrosa's Honda off the top spot by 0.226 seconds.

Polesitter Ben Spies (Tech 3 Yamaha) led the way for a while and was third, ahead of Casey Stoner's Ducati and Andrea Dovizioso's Honda. Nicky Hayden, who will start alongside Spies and Lorenzo on the front row, took the second Ducati to seventh.

Pos  Rider             Team               Time       Gap
 1.  Jorge Lorenzo     Yamaha             1m40.482s
 2.  Dani Pedrosa      Honda              1m40.708s  + 0.226s
 3.  Ben Spies         Tech 3 Yamaha      1m40.711s  + 0.229s
 4.  Casey Stoner      Ducati             1m40.804s  + 0.322s
 5.  Andrea Dovizioso  Honda              1m40.883s  + 0.401s
 6.  Valentino Rossi   Yamaha             1m40.901s  + 0.419s
 7.  Nicky Hayden      Ducati             1m41.012s  + 0.530s
 8.  Hector Barbera    Aspar Ducati       1m41.261s  + 0.779s
 9.  Marco Melandri    Gresini Honda      1m41.303s  + 0.821s
10.  Alvaro Bautista   Suzuki             1m41.545s  + 1.063s
11.  Mika Kallio       Pramac Ducati      1m41.635s  + 1.153s
12.  Colin Edwards     Tech 3 Yamaha      1m41.670s  + 1.188s
13.  Aleix Espargaro   Pramac Ducati      1m41.766s  + 1.284s
14.  Marco Simoncelli  Gresini Honda      1m41.820s  + 1.338s
15.  Randy de Puniet   LCR Honda          1m41.973s  + 1.491s
16.  Hiroshi Aoyama    Interwetten Honda  1m42.016s  + 1.534s
17.  Loris Capirossi   Suzuki             1m42.509s  + 2.027s
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