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Porto holds on for pole

Porto holds on for pole

Porto holds on for pole

Sebastian Porto hung on to pole position in the 250cc class despite failing to improve his time as the temperatures continued to rise on a hot afternoon. In fact, there were barely any changes to the provisional quarter-litre grid, with rookies Alex de Angelis and Dani Pedrosa both gaining one position to move up to second and fifth respectively but the rest of the front two rows remaining untouched.

De Angelis' time relegated Randy De Puniet to the outside of the front row in fourth place, the Frenchman heading straight for the Clinica Mobile at the end of the session after appearing to injure his knee in a heavy crash. Meanwhile, series leader Pedrosa moved to the head of a second row which also features Manuel Poggiali, Toni Elias and Fonsi Nieto.

Naoki Matsudo was the biggest mover on the grid, making up eight positions to seal the front spot on the third row in ninth, just ahead of Franco Battaini, Sylvain Guintoli and Hiroshi Aoyama.


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