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Mugello: Pedrosa to the top in final practice

1 June 2013

MotoGP title leader Dani Pedrosa moved to the top of the Mugello timesheets for the first time this weekend during final free practice.

Over one-second adrift of Jorge Lorenzo's Yamaha on Friday, Pedrosa had made significant progress to get within 0.250s of the reigning world champion this morning.

The Repsol Honda rider, whose RCV seems to enjoy the heat, then moved ahead for the first time this weekend by finishing the short 30-minute FP4 session 0.095s clear of Lorenzo. However Lorenzo's morning time remained marginally quicker.

Behind the two Spaniards were LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl (+0.313s) and Lorenzo's team-mate and home hero Valentino Rossi (+0.379s).

A clear gap then followed to Cal Crutchlow (+0.783s) Andrea Dovizioso (+0.848s) and Marc Marquez, who was the last rider within one-second of his team-mate Pedrosa.

Marquez, riding battered and bruised after a huge Friday fall, will join fellow rookies Bradley Smith (riding with a hand injury) and Andrea Iannone in the first part of qualifying.

The top two riders in Q1 will then progress to Q2, where they will join top ten after third practice.

Free Practice 4:
1. Dani Pedrosa
2. Jorge Lorenzo
3. Stefan Bradl
4. Valentino Rossi
5. Cal Crutchlow
6. Andrea Dovizioso
7. Marc Marquez
8. Alvaro Bautista
9. Nicky Hayden
10. Michele Pirro
11. Bradley Smith
12. Aleix Espargaro
13. Andrea Iannone
14. Randy De Puniet
15. Hector Barbera
16. Claudio Corti
17. Hiroshi Aoyama
18. Karel Abraham
19. Yonny Hernandez
20. Colin Edwards
21. Danilo Petrucci
22. Michael Laverty
23. Bryan Staring
24. Lukas Pesek


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