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Dani Pedrosa remains dominant through second practice at Brno

Dani PedrosaDani Pedrosa was fastest again in the second free practice session for the Czech MotoGP at Brno.

The Spaniard couldn't quite match the 1m56.3s he managed in the morning session, but Pedrosa's lap of 1m56.454s was still enough to establish a sense of dominance over the rest of the pack.

Not only was Pedrosa one of just two men to crack the 1m56s barrier in either session, he managed it on several occasions. Indeed his final laps of the session were a string of improving times that moved him ever further away from the field.

The other rider in the 1m56s was Pedrosa's factory Honda team-mate Casey Stoner - who finally worked down to a 1m56.831s. But the Australian was nowhere near Pedrosa's consistent pace for much of the day.

In fact the world championship leader appeared to be struggling with the handling on his RC212V and had a massive wobble early in the session.

Marco Simoncelli, like he was in the morning session, went third quickest on the Gresini-run factory Honda, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.

Yamaha's world champion had a quiet session as he went about working on his race pace - only Pedrosa was consistently faster lap-on-lap.

Andrea Dovizioso was fifth ahead of Ben Spies, while Valentino Rossi put in a breathless lap late-on to go seventh. The Italian was still 1.2s away from Pedrosa though.

Alvaro Bautista finally put Suzuki team-mate Jon Hopkins in his place to go eighth fastest overall, the two Suzukis split by hundredths - and Cal Crutchlow's ninth-placed Tech 3 Yamaha.

Both sessions proved relatively trouble-free and in P2 the only faller was Randy de Puniet, who crashed his Pramac Ducati at Turn 9 - though he appeared unscathed.

Pos  Rider              Team                      Time             Laps
 1.  Dani Pedrosa       Repsol Honda Team         1m56.454s          17
 2.  Casey Stoner       Repsol Honda Team         1m56.831s + 0.377  15
 3.  Marco Simoncelli   San Carlo Honda Gresini   1m57.136s + 0.682  18
 4.  Jorge Lorenzo      Yamaha Factory Racing     1m57.174s + 0.720  19
 5.  Andrea Dovizioso   Repsol Honda Team         1m57.535s + 1.081  15
 6.  Ben Spies          Yamaha Factory Racing     1m57.631s + 1.177  16
 7.  Valentino Rossi    Ducati Team               1m57.745s + 1.291  18
 8.  Alvaro Bautista    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP       1m57.857s + 1.403  17
 9.  Cal Crutchlow      Monster Yamaha Tech 3     1m57.859s + 1.405  17
10.  John Hopkins       Rizla Suzuki MotoGP       1m57.880s + 1.426  17
11.  Hector Barbera     Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP  1m58.120s + 1.666  17
12.  Colin Edwards      Monster Yamaha Tech 3     1m58.313s + 1.859  17
13.  Randy De Puniet    Pramac Racing Team        1m58.454s + 2.000  17
14.  Nicky Hayden       Ducati Team               1m58.568s + 2.114  18
15.  Loris Capirossi    Pramac Racing Team        1m58.573s + 2.119  18
16.  Hiroshi Aoyama     San Carlo Honda Gresini   1m58.607s + 2.153  20
17.  Karel Abraham      Cardion AB Motoracing     1m58.999s + 2.545  18
18.  Toni Elias         LCR Honda MotoGP          1m59.157s + 2.703  18
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