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Pedrosa sets the tone in final practice

Hayden and team-mate Valentino Rossi both suffered lowside falls at turn one this morning - Rossi at the start of the session and Hayden at the end.

Rossi's tumble was followed by comical scenes as the Italian tried to prevent marshals pushing his undamaged bike away from the track.

The Doctor pulled the bib of a marshal to try and hold him back. Then, when that had no effect, put his hand on the marshal's shoulder to restrain him - much to the amusement of Rossi's mechanics watching in the pits.

Having successfully regained ownership of his Desmosedici, Rossi used the downhill run from the first chicane to restart his bike.

The seven time MotoGP champion, who hasn't won since Sepang 2010, finished the session in tenth place (+1.897s).

Rossi looked to try the hard tyre at the end of the session, while Hayden was halted by pit lane marshals after running out of time to rejoin the session.

Aleix Espargaro set the CRT pace in twelfth (+2.923s) for Aspar Aprilia, placing the Spaniard ahead of Karel Abraham's Cardion AB Ducati.

Avintia's Yonny Hernandez, who dislocated his collarbone last Sunday in Japan, did not ride this morning due to the pain and will miss the remainder of the Malaysian weekend.

Saturday practice:

1. Dani Pedrosa
2. Jorge Lorenzo
3. Casey Stoner
4. Andrea Dovizioso
5. Cal Crutchlow
6. Ben Spies
7. Alvaro Bautista
8. Nicky Hayden
9. Stefan Bradl
10. Valentino Rossi
11. Hector Barbera
12. Aleix Espargaro
13. Karel Abraham
14. Randy De Puniet
15. Colin Edwards
16. Michele Pirro
17. Danilo Petrucci
18. James Ellison
19. Roberto Rolfo
20. Ivan Silva
Yonny Hernandez





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dacron

October 20, 2012 5:23 AM

gotta say that scene of vale and the marshals was so funny i had tears down my face , glad he's ok though. suppose if it was stoner in that situation he would be called disrespectful and bad for the sport. its a funny world , very funny world....cheers.

Garrett from South Africa - Unregistered

October 20, 2012 12:48 PM

Gentlemen ! the reasons Rossi can get away with almost anything is that he has amazing charisma which the rest of the grid dnt have , his a natural and very funny indeed ! Other riders cannot even be compared to his achievements in MotoGP nor his comical side and his crowd pulling ability in every country!So even if another rider (lets say CS) in the future had to win 9 titles or more he could never be as big as the Rockstar of MotoGP (Vale) ! there is only one and will only ever be one ....the rest have talent and thats all they got....unfortunately !



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