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Dani Pedrosa quickest again as Valencia MotoGP test ends

Dani Pedrosa, Honda, Valencia 2011Dani Pedrosa and world champion Casey Stoner were first and second as Honda wrapped up its dominant MotoGP season with another commanding performance on the final Valencia test day.

Riding the new 1000cc bike, Pedrosa set a best time of 1m31.807s in the morning to edge team-mate Stoner by 0.161 seconds.

Ben Spies was best of the rest for Yamaha, 0.370s adrift, and again representing the works team alone with team-mate Jorge Lorenzo still recovering from the hand injury he sustained at Phillip Island.

Tech 3's Cal Crutchlow and new team-mate Andrea Dovizioso completed the top five on two more Yamahas, as this time the Italian spent the whole day on the 1000cc bike after initially acclimatising to the Yamaha chassis with the 800cc engine for part of Tuesday.

Valentino Rossi was sixth for Ducati, continuing to work on the new-style chassis.

Alvaro Bautista marked his debut on the Gresini Honda with the ninth-fastest time.

At the back, best of the CRT bikes was Carmelo Morales on Laglisse's Suter-BMW.

Pos  Rider             Team/Bike           Time       Gap
 1.  Dani Pedrosa      Honda               1m31.807s
 2.  Casey Stoner      Honda               1m31.968s  + 0.161s
 3.  Ben Spies         Yamaha              1m32.338s  + 0.531s
 4.  Cal Crutchlow     Tech 3 Yamaha       1m32.550s  + 0.743s
 5.  Andrea Dovizioso  Tech 3 Yamaha       1m33.256s  + 1.449s
 6.  Valentino Rossi   Ducati              1m33.332s  + 1.525s
 7.  Karel Abraham     Cardion Ducati      1m33.433s  + 1.626s
 8.  Hector Barbera    Pramac Ducati       1m33.648s  + 1.841s
 9.  Alvaro Bautista   Gresini Honda       1m33.814s  + 2.007s
10.  Stefan Bradl      LCR Honda           1m34.142s  + 2.335s
11.  Kousuke Akiyoshi  Honda               1m34.546s  + 2.739s
12.  Franco Battaini   Ducati              1m34.840s  + 3.033s
13.  Carmelo Morales   Laglisse Suter-BMW  1m35.911s  + 4.104s
14.  Ivan Silva        BQR Inmotec         1m36.695s  + 4.888s
15.  Yonny Hernandez   BQR FTR             1m37.279s  + 5.472s
16.  Federico Sandi    Grillini Gapam      1m38.680s  + 6.873s
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