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Porto on pole but strong front from West

Porto on pole but strong front from West

Porto on pole but strong front from West

Sebastian Porto sits on pole position for the third time in his career tomorrow after a wet final qualifying session prevented any major changes to the provisional grid for the quarter-litre race. Wet specialist Anthony West was the only major mover on the 250cc grid, shifting up to the fifth row as the top positions remained intact, suggesting that he could make a serious challenge should the conditions remain the same tomorrow. West finished on the podium in a dry race here one year ago and took his maiden win in the wet at Assen four races later.

Despite West's progress, championship leader Dani Pedrosa, winner of the first round on his quarter-litre debut at Welkom, was fastest in the mixed conditions and looks set for another strong performance in front of his home crowd as he start from the front row in third place, behind Porto and Manuel Poggiali and ahead of Randy De Puniet.

Toni Elias and Fonsi Nieto will battle with Pedrosa for local favouritism as they start from the second row in sixth and seventh place respectively, sandwiched between Roberto Rolfo in fifth and Alex De Angelis in eighth.

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250cc, 2004, GRAN PREMIO MARLBORO DE ESPAÑA

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