MotoGP: Lorenzo and Pedrosa stall

The MotoGP world title contenders Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa did not turn a wheel in anger in yesterday's two practice sessions ahead of the latest round of the championship in Misano, Italy.

With no intermediate tyres available in MotoGP, the circuit was not quite dry enough for slicks and not quite wet enough for full wets. For many riders, it was a case of too much risk for too little reward.

Winner of the last two grands prix in Indianapolis and Brno, Pedrosa has closed the gap at the top to 13 points to Lorenzo. With no Casey Stoner, still recovering from ankle surgery after a crash, the title fight is between the two Spaniards.