Our boy Stoner, has shown a good advantage in both free practice sessions, thumping out some rock-solid laps in the glorious weather that germany has had on offer today. He did appear to have a textbook hissyfit when his bike wonged under him and forced him wide, and off track during a fast lap. His nearest hot-lap rival has been Randy De Puniet, who is the only other rider to break in to the 21's. I dont have a great deal of faith in De Puniet, as he always laps well in practice, but doesnt seem to apply the game face on D-Day. He is doing wonders for Honda Gresini, though, and maybe,just maybe, he will make a podium appearance. Rossi doesnt seem to let too much of his attack-plan out in FP. He is much more calculated in these sessions, and appears to focus very intently on improving certain splits, during his laps, as opposed to stoners drive to be the outright fastest. He has a lot to prove in this race, and was reported to have said midweek, that hopefully his Assen mistake, will be his last for the season. The repsol honda boys, whilst not too far off the pace, seem to be undergoing some serious adjustments, or are taking on Rossis attitude, of working on the puzzle pieces individually, and then putting it all together on race day. The media is suggesting a Stoner v Pedrosa battle, for the top spot, which could get awful messy and gift The Doctor an easy win. Ant west has to do something in germany. he must be very nervous about getting a ride next year. Edwards leaned beyond his limits in FP2, and subsequently lowsided, resulting in minimal injury, but it just shows that he really wants to prove he is still a firm competitor. Upon studying the entire form, lorenzo looks to be eyeing off a podium spot, so dont be surprised. his confidence is building back up, and he appears to be wearing his balls of steel again. My guess, for Germany is; 1. Stoner (just because i can feel loz's disgust from here ) 2. Lorenzo 3. Rossi dont bet the house on it though, my tips are normally ok, but i am by no means leading the NR tipping comp over to you.