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2010 Catalunya MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result - Another Scorching Lap Secures Pole

Results of qualifying for the MotoGP class UPDATED:

Jorge Lorenzo has secured his third pole in a row at Barcelona, with a late hot lap that secured his dominance of the MotoGP class. LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet led for much of the session, and looked like having a fair shot at pole, but as the pace hotted up in the final ten minutes, first Lorenzo and then Casey Stoner got ahead of the Frenchman, Lorenzo making it three in a row, and Stoner showing a clear improvement in pace.

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2010 Catalunya Moto2 FP2 Result - Luthi Leads Gadea, Despite Broken Collarbone

The collarbone which Thomas Luthi broke at Assen - aggravating a previous motocross injury - and had plated just last Saturday evening has not hampered Thomas Luthi in the slightest. The Interwetten Moriwaki rider ended the second session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Catalunya on top of the timesheets, seemingly unaffected by his injury.

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2010 Catalunya MotoGP FP2 Result - Lorenzo Tight Group At Top

Jorge Lorenzo topped the MotoGP timesheets once again at Barcelona, putting on yet another dazzling display of speed and regularity during the final session of free practice. But the Fiat Yamaha rider's advantage over his rivals was small: Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa punched in a fast lap in the dying seconds to take 2nd, just five hundredths slower than Lorenzo, while Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner another four hundredths behind Pedrosa. Randy de Puniet once again demonstrated his form this season is no fluke, the LCR Honda ending the session in 4th, ahead of a surprising Aleix Espargaro.

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2010 Catalunya 125cc FP2 Result - Marquez Stamps His Authority On Saturday Morning

Marc Marquez continued his domination of the 125cc class at Barcelona on Saturday morning, setting a scorching lap with a few hundredths of the pole record held by Gabor Talmacsi. The Red Bull Ajo rider's time was nearly nine tenths faster than the Bancaja Aspar of Nico Terol, while the Derbis of Pol Espargaro and Efren Vazquez were over a second and a quarter behind Marquez. 

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Stoner Having Acupuncture And Changing Riding Position To Deal With Arm Pump

Arm pump (or compartment syndrome, to give it its medical name) is an incredibly vexing condition that has troubled many top level motorcycle racers over the years. The latest victim of this problem is Casey Stoner: the Marlboro Ducati rider started to suffer with the issue at Silverstone, and with just six days between the British Grand Prix and the Dutch TT at Assen, Stoner had no time to recover.

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2010 Catalunya Moto2 FP1 Result - Elias Seizes Home Advantage

Toni Elias completed a day of Spanish domination at Barcelona, by ending the first day of practice for the Moto2 class at the top of the timesheets. The Gresini Moriwaki rider edged out Pons Kalex' Sergio Gadea in the final moments of the session, who had in turn topped the timesheets for the latter half of practice. Shoya Tomizawa put the Technomag Suter into 3rd spot, ahead of Thomas Luthi on the Interwetten Moriwaki and the FIMMCO Speed Up bikes of Andrea Iannone and Gabor Talmacsi.

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