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Hayden leads Valencia warm-up

Nicky Hayden, Ducati, Valencia 2010Ducati's Nicky Hayden was quickest in the morning warm-up ahead of this afternoon's Valencia Grand Prix.

For much of the warm-up it looked like Hayden's team-mate Casey Stoner would maintain the form that had seen him top three of the four previous sessions this weekend, but the Australian was pushed back to third behind Hayden and Jorge Lorenzo's Yamaha.

Stoner briefly reclaimed second on his last lap, only for Lorenzo to go a fraction quicker and take the place back moments later.

Last year's winner Dani Pedrosa was the leading Honda rider in fourth, while front-row starter Marco Simoncelli (Gresini Honda) was in the top three for a while before falling to sixth behind Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards.

Hector Barbera impressed for Aspar Ducati in seventh, ahead of Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), who has not been on the lead pace all weekend.

Pos  Driver            Team               Time       Gap
 1.  Nicky Hayden      Ducati             1m33.247s
 2.  Jorge Lorenzo     Yamaha             1m33.278s  + 0.031s
 3.  Casey Stoner      Ducati             1m33.389s  + 0.142s
 4.  Dani Pedrosa      Honda              1m33.621s  + 0.374s
 5.  Colin Edwards     Tech 3 Yamaha      1m33.717s  + 0.470s
 6.  Marco Simoncelli  Gresini Honda      1m33.772s  + 0.525s
 7.  Hector Barbera    Aspar Ducati       1m33.778s  + 0.531s
 8.  Valentino Rossi   Yamaha             1m33.809s  + 0.562s
 9.  Ben Spies         Tech 3 Yamaha      1m33.810s  + 0.563s
10.  Andrea Dovizioso  Honda              1m33.853s  + 0.606s
11.  Hiroshi Aoyama    Interwetten Honda  1m34.024s  + 0.777s
12.  Aleix Espargaro   Pramac Ducati      1m34.039s  + 0.792s
13.  Loris Capirossi   Suzuki             1m34.200s  + 0.953s
14.  Alvaro Bautista   Suzuki             1m34.202s  + 0.955s
15.  Marco Melandri    Gresini Honda      1m34.229s  + 0.982s
16.  Randy de Puniet   LCR Honda          1m34.338s  + 1.091s
17.  Carlos Checa      Pramac Ducati      1m35.409s  + 2.162s
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