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Dovizioso remains on track for the title

Dovizioso remains on track for the title

Dovizioso remains on track for the title

Andrea Dovizioso gave himself the ideal chance to charge for the 125cc World Championship title tomorrow after sealing the front slot on the grid with a dominant performance.

The Italian youngster only needs to finish on the podium to secure the crown but is a clear favourite for victory after a sensational record lap time today which set himself 0.892 seconds apart from nearest challenger Hector Barberá and beats the previous pole record held by Arnaud Vincent since 2002 by 0.879 seconds.

With Dovizioso starting the session on provisional pole and quickly improving his time, Barberá, Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo all made unsuccessful efforts to take control, with Barberá and Stoner settling for front row starts in second and third respectively and Lorenzo bumped down to the second row by Marco Simoncelli on the last lap.

The Spanish youngster is joined on the second row by Mika Kallio, Roberto Locatelli and Pablo Nieto.

Tags:
125cc, 2004, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, QP2

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