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2013-08-24 10:27

ALL ABOARD, STEFAN: German Stefan Bradl was fastest on the track but perhaps slowest on the road ahead of the 2013 Czech MotoGP. This 1950's Cezeta was, back then, a radically advanced touring scooter. Image: AFP

BRNO, Czech Republic - Germany's Stefan Bradl rode his Honda to the fastest times Friday on the opening day of practice ahead of Sunday's Czech Republic MotoGP.

Bradl, who comes into the weekend's racing sixth in the championship after 10 races, relegated Spain's defending World champion Jorge Lorenzo to second spot on his Yamaha but only by 0.038secs.

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Fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, who won the 2012 race, was third at +0.10 after the opening two sessions while former World champion Valentino Rossi of Italy recorded the fourth-fastest times at +0.226.

Current championship leader Marc Marquez, on another Honda, settled for fifth with the Spaniard at +0.233.

There will be a third practice session on Saturday ahead of qualifying before Sunday's race.

Second practice times
1 Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) 1min56.500
2 Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 1min56.538
3 Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 1min56.600
4 Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 1min56.726
5 Marc Marquez (Honda) 1min56.733
6 Cal Crutchlow (Tech3 Yamaha) 1min56.800
7 Bradley Smith (Tech3 Yamaha) 1min57.351
8 Alvaro Bautista (Gresini Honda) 1min57.401
9 Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 1min57.754
10 Nicky Hayden (Ducati) 1min57.896

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