Pedrosa edges Stoner at Japan GP practice

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Pedrosa edges Stoner at Japan GP practice

Dani Pedrosa of Spain set the fastest time in Friday’s practice session for Sunday’s MotoGP Japan Grand Prix.

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Published: Fri 30 Sep 2011, 2:19 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 7:18 PM

Pedrosa’s fastest lap of 1 minute, 46.790 seconds around the Twin Ring Motegi circuit was five hundredths of a second better than that os his Repsol Honda teammate Casey Stoner of Australia. Spain’s Andrea Dovizioso was third fastest.

Stoner, who won here last year, has a 44-point lead over 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo with four races to go. Lorenzo was fifth in Friday’s practice.

Sunday’s race was originally scheduled for April, but was postponed after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered a radiation leakage from a damaged nuclear power plant.

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