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Fonsi Nieto takes his third pole of the season in Catalunya

Fonsi Nieto takes his third pole of the season in Catalunya

Fonsi Nieto takes his third pole of the season in Catalunya

Spaniard Fonsi Nieto took pole in the quarter-litre class in a session in which he saved his best for last. Marco Melandri was the first rider to show in the opening minutes, but by the halfway stage of the session only two riders had managed to lower their time of yesterday.

Fonsi launched his final attack twelve minutes from the end, although Battaini bettered his time some two minutes later. Melandri was next to make a move, and surged into top spot, although his stay only lasted two and a half minutes before Fonsi took back first position, pulling out over half a second on his rivals.

Roberto Locatelli produced a quick last lap to move into third, passing both de Puniet and Battaini. Aprilia bikes filled the first five places, ahead of the factory Hondas of Rolfo and Alzamora, whilst Porto completed the second row of tomorrow´s grid. The session took place in scorching conditions.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya

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