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Dovizioso snatches German pole

Dovizioso snatches German pole

Dovizioso snatches German pole

Andrea Dovizioso took advantage of Hector Barberá's failure to improve his provisional qualifying time to dislodge the Spaniard from pole position for the 125cc Veltins Motorrad Grand Prix.

Dovizioso improved Barberá's best time from yesterday by 0.034 seconds to secure the front slot on the starting grid in the absence of Casey Stoner, who set the fastest time in the morning practice but crashed moments later and broke his collarbone, ruling him out of tomorrow's race and almost certainly out of the next round at Donington Park in a week's time.

Barberá, who trails Dovizioso by eleven points in the championship, hung on to second spot despite the best efforts of local favourite Steve Jenkner, who moved up to third place. Fellow veteran Mirko Giansanti continued his current run of form, picking up the final front row slot in fourth place.

Pablo Nieto qualified fifth fastest and will start from the second row, where he is joined by Marco Simoncelli, Julian Simon and Youichi Ui. Roberto Locatelli qualified tenth fastest after suffering a crash in the morning practice.


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