Pedrosa leads delayed practice

Dani Pedrosa narrowly pipped Jorge Lorenzo to the fastest time in a delayed Saturday morning practice session at a murky Brno

Pedrosa leads delayed practice

Poor early weather conditions pushed all the practice sessions back by half an hour, although by the time MotoGP practice commenced the track was basically dry.

Honda rider Pedrosa went on to produce the best time of the weekend so far - a 1m57.201s - with his last lap of the session.

That allowed him to pip championship leader Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) by 0.017 seconds. Andrea Dovizioso was third on the second works Honda, 0.3s off the pace and just ahead of Casey Stoner, who showed better form on the lead Ducati after a frustrating Friday.

The other three Yamahas were next up, factory rider Valentino Rossi head of the Tech 3 pair.

The session saw two crashes, with the already-injured Randy de Puniet limping away after falling from his LCR Honda. Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista also crashed at Turn 3, and had to be taken from the scene on a stretcher. He has since been taken to hospital for further checks.

Pos Rider Team Time Gap 1. Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m57.201s 2. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m57.217s + 0.016s 3. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1m57.572s + 0.371s 4. Casey Stoner Ducati 1m57.688s + 0.487s 5. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m57.866s + 0.665s 6. Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha 1m57.971s + 0.770s 7. Ben Spies Tech 3 Yamaha 1m57.975s + 0.774s 8. Nicky Hayden Ducati 1m58.166s + 0.965s 9. Marco Simoncelli Gresini Honda 1m58.507s + 1.306s 10. Héctor Barbera Aspar Ducati 1m58.692s + 1.491s 11. Loris Capirossi Suzuki 1m59.042s + 1.841s 12. Mika Kallio Pramac Ducati 1m59.532s + 2.331s 13. Aleix Espargaro Pramac Ducati 1m59.599s + 2.398s 14. Randy de Puniet LCR Honda 1m59.775s + 2.574s 15. Marco Melandri Gresini Honda 1m59.792s + 2.591s 16. Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 2m00.158s + 2.957s 17. Alex de Angelis Interwetten Honda 2m00.246s + 3.045s 
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