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De Angelis tops Mugello warm-up

Honda Gresini's Alex de Angelis was the surprise pace setter in the warm-up at Mugello ahead of this afternoon's Italian MotoGP

The San Marino rider, who will start the race from the tenth spot on the grid, snatched the fastest lap of the morning from home favourite Valentino Rossi in the last minute of the 20-minute session.

De Angelis's time of 1:49.633 beat Rossi's time by 0.380, while the latter's Fiat Yamaha - who will start from pole position - was also bettered in the end by second-on-the-grid Dani Pedrosa's Repsol Honda with a 1:49.825 lap.

Ducati Marlboro's Casey Stoner, fourth in qualifying yesterday, maintained his position today with a lap just 0.017 slower than Rossi.

Loris Capirossi's Rizla Suzuki was fifth fastest, ahead of Shinya Nakano's Honda Gresini and Nicky Hayden's factory Honda.

The two Tech 3 Yamahas of Colin Edwards and James Toseland took eighth and ninth spot respectively, followed by Chris Vermeulen's Suzuki and Jorge Lorenzo's works Yamaha.

Pos  Rider             Bike           Time
 1.  Alex de Angelis   Honda     (B)  1:49.633
 2.  Dani Pedrosa      Honda     (M)  1:49.825  + 0.192
 3.  Valentino Rossi   Yamaha    (B)  1:50.013  + 0.380
 4.  Casey Stoner      Ducati    (B)  1:50.030  + 0.397
 5.  Loris Capirossi   Suzuki    (B)  1:50.191  + 0.558
 6.  Shinya Nakano     Honda     (B)  1:50.383  + 0.750
 7.  Nicky Hayden      Honda     (M)  1:50.420  + 0.787
 8.  Colin Edwards     Yamaha    (M)  1:50.448  + 0.815
 9.  James Toseland    Yamaha    (M)  1:50.573  + 0.940
10.  Chris Vermeulen   Suzuki    (B)  1:50.648  + 1.015
11.  Jorge Lorenzo     Yamaha    (M)  1:50.714  + 1.081
12.  Toni Elías        Ducati    (B)  1:50.805  + 1.172
13.  Andrea Dovizioso  Honda     (M)  1:50.947  + 1.314
14.  Sylvain Guintoli  Ducati    (B)  1:50.971  + 1.338
15.  John Hopkins      Kawasaki  (B)  1:50.988  + 1.355
16.  Marco Melandri    Ducati    (B)  1:51.014  + 1.381
17.  Randy de Puniet   Honda     (M)  1:51.379  + 1.746
18.  Tadayuki Okada    Honda     (M)  1:52.026  + 2.393
19.  Anthony West      Kawasaki  (B)  1:52.322  + 2.689

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