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McWilliams gives fans hope of home Grand Prix win

McWilliams gives fans hope of home Grand Prix win

Jeremy McWilliams followed up his first ever Grand Prix win last week in Assen with provisional pole at his home Grand Prix at Donington Park this afternoon. The Ulsterman is showing signs that he may be able to continue his run of form with victory at his home Grand Prix, and his performance here today is sure to raise expectations amongst the anticipant British crowd.

The difference between McWilliams and the rest of the field here compared to that of six days ago in Holland however hints at a slightly closer race, with Championship leader Daijiro Katoh on the Honda lapping just 0.104 seconds slower than the Aprilia veteran. In fact, the top six riders are all within a second of McWilliams, with his fellow Aprilia riders Marco Melandri and Tetsuya Harada claiming the other two front row spots in third and fourth respectively.

Randy de Puniet heads up a second row which also features Matsudo, Rolfo and Locatelli. Despite rainfall bringing a temporary halt to proceedings half an hour into the session - all riders returned to the box for around 15 minutes - there were no accidents.

250cc, 2001, Cinzano British Grand Prix, QP1

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