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    Gibernau sets Barcelona pace

    Local favourite Sete Gibernau secured provisional pole for the Catalunya Grand Prix in record-breaking style in Barcelona on Friday.

    Gibernau, who leads Valentino Rossi in the Championship by 10 points, added: " It was a good final lap but there is still a long way to go."

    Italian Max Biaggi, who also crashed during the morning session, will join Gibernau on the provisional front row.

    Biaggi took over the lead from Rossi only to be pipped by Gibernau in the dying seconds.

    1. Sete Gibernau (SPA) Honda 1min 42.934, 2.
    Max Biaggi (ITA) Honda 1min 43.563
    3. Makoto Tamada (JPN) Honda 1min 43.708
    4. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Yamaha 1min 43.710
    5. Nicky Hayden (USA) Honda 1min 43.840
    6. Carlos Checa (SPA) Yamaha 1min 43.860
    7. Alex Barros (BRA) Honda 1min 43.911
    8. Shinya Nakano (JPN) Kawasaki 1min 43.948
    9. Marco Melandri (ITA) Yamaha 1min 44.071
    10. Troy Bayliss (AUS) Ducati 1min 44.277

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    • #3
      Good to see the times are close again. 8)
      Come race day the result remains the same, top three - Rossi, Gibernau, Biaggi (not in order).


      • #4
        Final grid positions,

        Local favourite Sete Gibernau secured his third pole in a row for the Catalunya MotoGP with a new lap record in Barcelona on Saturday.
        The Honda rider scorched round his home track in just one minute 42.596 seconds on his final lap of the session.

        World champion Valentino Rossi dropped below 1:43 late in the session but had to settle with second spot on the grid for Sunday's race.

        American Honda rider Nicky Hayden made a late surge to complete the front row.

        He pushed Max Biaggi, who was unable to improve on his time in Friday's first session, back onto the second row.

        Biaggi was joined by fellow Italian Marco Melandri and experienced Brazilian rider Alex Barros.

        MotoGP rookie Ruben Xaus, who like Gibernau hails from Barcelona, produced an excellent lap on his D'Antin Ducati to head the third row alongside John Hopkins' Suzuki and Makoto Tamada's Honda.

        Australian Troy Bayliss was the fastest of the factory Ducatis and will be starting next to another former world superbike champion, Colin Edwards, on the fourth row.

        After four races, Gibernau leads Rossi by 10 points in the championship standings.

        Biaggi is a further four points back and has a comfortable 24-point cushion over Brazil's Alex Barros

        1. Sete Gibernau (Spain) Honda 1 min 42.596
        2. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 1:42.959
        3. Nicky Hayden (US) Honda 1:43.124
        4. Max Biaggi (Italy) Honda 1:43.563
        5. Marco Melandri (Italy) Yamaha 1:43.601
        6. Alex Barros (Brazil) Honda 1:43.647
        7. Ruben Xaus (Spain) Ducati 1:43.680
        8. John Hopkins (US) Suzuki 1:43.693
        9. Makoto Tamada (Japan) Honda 1:43.708
        10. Troy Bayliss (Australia) Ducati 1:43.793


        • #5
          Well Done ROSSI 8) 8)

          Don't want to be on Bridgestone tyres :evil:


          • #6
            truly amazing, what was honda thinking when they let him go?...suckers..