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Fonsi Nieto claims provisional pole with authority

Fonsi Nieto claims provisional pole with authority

Fonsi Nieto claims provisional pole with authority

Fonsi Nieto took the first spot of the provisional grid after dominating the second half of the first quarter litre class qualifying practice session. Marco Melandri was the early leader, before Fonsi Nieto posted the best time on minute 10. From then, the Spaniard remained in the lead while his rivals proved unable to close the gap. The Aspar team rider improved a few minutes before the chequered flag was raised, and had then a 6 tenths gap over Melandri.

The Italian didn´t take long to make his mark, making a late surge to finish 2 tenths behind his rival. Sebastian Porto demonstrated his form by taking third after remaining in the top four all session long.

Randy de Puniet completes the first row of the provisional grid, having relegated Roberto Rolfo to fifth position. On the second row, the Italian is ahead of Toni Elias, Roberto Locatelli and Emilio Alzamora.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Cinzano Motorrad GP Deutschland

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