Stoner still on top in warm-up

Casey Stoner maintained his record of topping every session in the Losail MotoGP weekend as he also led the pre-race warm-up

Stoner still on top in warm-up

Valentino Rossi briefly deposed his main rival, but Stoner was soon back on top with a lap of 1m55.530s, 0.4 seconds clear of the champion.

Jorge Lorenzo was third on the second Yamaha, ahead of Stoner's Ducati team-mate Nicky Hayden. Ben Spies improved on his qualifying form to complete the top five for Tech 3 Yamaha, while LCR's Randy de Puniet was again the top Honda rider in sixth.

The session saw two crashes, with Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista and Pramac Ducati's Mika Kallio both falling without injury.

Pos Rider Team Time Gap 1. Casey Stoner Ducati 1m55.530s 2. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m55.968s + 0.438s 3. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m56.387s + 0.857s 4. Nicky Hayden Ducati 1m56.583s + 1.053s 5. Ben Spies Tech 3 Yamaha 1m56.871s + 1.341s 6. Randy de Puniet LCR Honda 1m56.904s + 1.374s 7. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1m56.931s + 1.401s 8. Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m57.004s + 1.474s 9. Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha 1m57.139s + 1.609s 10. Loris Capirossi Suzuki 1m57.350s + 1.820s 11. Hector Barbera Aspar Ducati 1m57.357s + 1.827s 12. Aleix Espargaro Pramac Ducati 1m57.435s + 1.905s 13. Marco Melandri Gresini Honda 1m57.528s + 1.998s 14. Hiroshi Aoyama Interwetten Honda 1m57.540s + 2.100s 15. Marco Simoncelli Gresini Honda 1m57.654s + 2.124s 16. Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1m57.682s + 2.152s 17. Mika Kallio Pramac Ducati 1m57.977s + 2.447s 
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