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Lorenzo goes quickest in second practice

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, Valencia 2010MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo moved to the top of the times in second practice for the final race of the MotoGP championship at the Valencia circuit.

On an impressive final lap and with the clock already at zero, the Yamaha rider set the quickest time of the day with a 1m32.690s, outpacing Casey Stoner.

The Ducati rider, quickest in the morning, looked set to finish on top again until Lorenzo's final flying lap, which was just a tenth of a second shy of the track record owned by Stoner since 2008.

Stoner, who was unable to improve on his time from the morning, finished over three tenths behind the Spaniard.

American Colin Edwards was fourth quickest on the Tech 3 Yamaha, while Gresini Honda's Marco Simoncelli enjoyed another strong outing after having posted the fourth quickest time in the morning, the Italian finishing the afternoon session in the same position.

Works Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso completed the top five as team-mate and local hero Dani Pedrosa had another subdued session, the Honda rider - the only man to have won at Valencia in all categories - finishing down in 12th.

The session saw a few more incidents that in the opening 45 minutes, with a few drivers going off track, the most notable with Marco Melandri as protagonist, the Italian going off at Turn 14 and stopping his bike right before hitting the tyre barriers.

Pos  Rider                                  Time               Laps
 1.  Jorge Lorenzo       Yamaha             1m32.690s            24
 2.  Casey Stoner        Ducati             1m33.004s  + 0.314   16
 3.  Colin Edwards       Tech 3 Yamaha      1m33.466s  + 0.776   23
 4.  Marco Simoncelli    Gresini Honda      1m33.468s  + 0.778   22
 5.  Andrea Dovizioso    Honda              1m33.470s  + 0.780   22
 6.  Ben Spies           Tech 3 Yamaha      1m33.528s  + 0.838   25
 7.  Randy De Puniet     LCR Honda          1m33.535s  + 0.845   21
 8.  Marco Melandri      Gresini Honda      1m33.568s  + 0.878   24
 9.  Valentino Rossi     Yamaha             1m33.661s  + 0.971   21
10.  Nicky Hayden        Ducati             1m33.684s  + 0.994   22
11.  Hector Barbera      Aspar Ducati       1m33.782s  + 1.092   23
12.  Dani Pedrosa        Honda              1m33.927s  + 1.237   21
13.  Aleix Espargaro     Pramac Ducati      1m33.954s  + 1.264   22
14.  Hiroshi Aoyama      Interwetten Honda  1m34.154s  + 1.464   20
15.  Loris Capirossi     Suzuki             1m34.248s  + 1.558   22
16.  Alvaro Bautista     Suzuki             1m34.296s  + 1.606   25
17.  Carlos Checa        Pramac Ducati      1m34.636s  + 1.946   21
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