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Brno - Free practice times (2).

Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden is absent from the event after injuring his right heel on a Supermoto bike at the X Games on August 1.

Honda Gresini's Shinya Nakano is riding a 2008 factory spec (valve-spring) RC212V for the first time this weekend, a bike which will form the basis of Honda's 2009 satellite machine.

The Brno circuit has been resurfaced for this year's event. Stoner turns tables on Rossi in FP2, but also runs off track at the end of the session...

1. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 1min 57.231 secs
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 1min 57.410 secs
3. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 1min 58.000 secs
4. Shinya Nakano JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 1min 58.228 secs
5. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 1min 58.264 secs
6. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 1min 58.462 secs
7. Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha (M) 1min 58.672 secs
8. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 1min 58.830 secs
9. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team (B) 1min 58.881 secs
10. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team (B) 1min 58.923 secs
11. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M) 1min 58.977 secs
12. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP (M) 1min 59.094 secs
13. James Toseland GBR Tech 3 Yamaha (M) 1min 59.328 secs
14. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP (M) 1min 59.405 secs
15. Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 1min 59.943 secs
16. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (M) 2min 0.540 secs
17. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 2min 0.621 secs

2007 Czech Republic GP - 19/08/2007:
Pole position: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 1min 56.884secs
Fastest lap: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 1min 58.301secs

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RXRacer - Unregistered

August 15, 2008 2:43 PM

LOL..... disadvantaged by extra body weight now. That's a new one. You rossi fanboys just dont surprse me any more. What's next, age disadvantage? Extra helmet weight? The colour red makes the ducati go faster? :) Keep up the good work boys.

Robert - Unregistered

August 15, 2008 2:46 PM

Rossi is fast?!?! That's unbelievable!! I would have never thought it possible from one of the best racers of our generation, on an obscure Japanese bike that no one has ever heard of, with no racing pedigree whatsoever! End sarcasm. This has grown tiresome. Rossi could have a Pratt & Whitney jet turbine strapped to his bike, and some would still be crying about Stoner's horsepower advantage. Why can't everyone just pony up and say that they have no clue what the specs are for each of these bikes? No one has seen a dyno chart, no one knows the gearing, nothing. A 2 kph advantage at the end of a long straight hardly tells the whole story about a bike's advantages AND disadvantages.

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