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Capirossi fastest in Malaysia

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Dani Pedrosa was the man on-form at Sepang today but a rare mistake saw him highside out of the session. Pedrosa limped away from the high speed accident but was detained in the medical centre for the remainder of free practice.

Despite his enforced absence Pedrosa continued to top the time sheets and then, with just twelve minutes remaining, Loris Caprisossi shaved .3 of a second off Pedrosa's time to go pole.

Capirossi's blistering time confirms the paddock's initial suspicions that he's the man to beat in Malaysia. It is not yet known whether Pedrosa'a injuries will have any effect on his ability to ride.

Times from sessions 1 and 2 (combined)

1 Loris Capirossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 2min 1.711 secs

2 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 2min 2.021 secs

3 Kenny Roberts Jr USA Team Roberts 2min 2.563 secs

4 John Hopkins USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2min 2.710 secs

5 Casey Stoner AUS Honda LCR 2min 2.847 secs

6 Makoto Tamada JPN Konica Minolta Honda 2min 2.918 secs

7 Valentino Rossi ITA Camel Yamaha Team 2min 2.970 secs

8 Sete Gibernau SPA Ducati Marlboro Team 2min 2.981 secs

9 Marco Melandri ITA Fortuna Honda 2min 3.049 secs

10 Shinya Nakano JPN Kawasaki Racing Team 2min 3.100 secs

11 Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team 2min 3.174 secs

12 Colin Edwards USA Camel Yamaha Team 2min 3.355 secs

13 Randy de Puniet FRA Kawasaki Racing Team 2min 3.418 secs

14 Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 2min 3.432 secs

15 Carlos Checa SPA Tech 3 Yamaha 2min 3.706 secs

16 Toni Elias SPA Fortuna Honda 2min 3.908 secs

17 Alex Hofmann GER Pramac d'Antin MotoGP 2min 4.706 secs

18 James Ellison GBR Tech 3 Yamaha 2min 5.403 secs

19 Jose Luis Cardoso SPA Pramac d'Antin MotoGP 2min 5.958 secs

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