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Rossi still on course for BMW Best Qualifier award

Rossi still on course for BMW Best Qualifier award

Rossi still on course for BMW Best Qualifier award

Valentino Rossi is currently in the driving seat to win a brand new Z4 from BMW as part of the 2003 Best Qualifier award. The reigning World Champion remains at the top of the standing after his pole position time at Le Mans last weekend.

The Honda rider currently holds an advantage of just over a second from Max Biaggi and two seconds from the latter's team-mate, Tohru Ukawa, in third. Loris Capirossi, Sete Gibernau and Carlos Checa trail the ´Doctor´ by just over three seconds.

The top six remains unchanged after Jerez and is based on accumulated qualifying times in each of the five rounds held so far. The prize encompasses all 16 Grand Prix as well as the MotoGP test carried out at Catalunya won on that occasion by Ducati's Capirossi.

If a rider misses a qualification session then he is unable to take part in the contest for the top of the range vehicle. At the moment only 19 competitors remain in the hunt. People like Colin Edwards and Marco Melandri have been forced to sit out a timed period and therefore are not part of the classification. Rossi has taken two pole positions so far while Gibernau and Capirossi (including his Catalunya test time – hence the ´fifth´ round) have also started from the top spot on the first row of the grid.

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MotoGP, 2003, Valentino Rossi

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