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Kallio shakes off the rust at Valencia

Kallio shakes off the rust at Valencia

Kallio shakes off the rust at Valencia

Mika Kallio showed his eagerness to get back into action with the fastest time on the first day of 125cc tests at Valencia on Wednesday.

The KTM rider starts the season as one of the favourites for the title and today confirmed that status in his first preseason test with an impressive lap time of 1'41.725 despite cool and damp conditions at the Spanish circuit.

Swiss youngster Thomas Luthi was second fastest on the Honda, just ahead of local favourite Sergio Gadea, with Lorenzo Zanetti some way off Gadea's pace in fourth place.

Unofficial lap times:

1.- Mika Kallio – KTM – 1'41.725 (52 laps)
2.- Thomas Luthi – Honda – 1'41.887 (49)
3.- Sergio Gadea – Aprilia – 1'41.907 – (52)
4.- Lorenzo Zanetti – Aprilia – 1'42.492 – (60)
5.- Gabor Talmacsi – KTM – 1'42.550 – (52)
6.- Andrea Iannone – Aprilia – 1'43.414 – (61)
7.- Héctor Faubel – Aprilia – 1'43.652 (49)
8.- Imre Toth – Aprilia – 1'43.684 (49)
9.- Julián Miralles - Aprilia – 1'43.691 (42)
10.- Jordi Carchano – Aprilia – 1'44.126 (58)
11.- Mateo Túnez – Aprilia – 1'44.145 (41)
12.- Sandro Cortese – Honda – 1'44.721 (36)
13.- Sascha Hommel – Malaguti – 1'45.929 (63)
14.- Michael Randseder – KTM – 1'45.974 (39)
15.- Hugo Van der Berg – Aprilia – 1'46.731 (39)
16.- Vincent Braillard – Aprilia – 1'46.739 (42)
17.- Stefan Bradl – KTM – 1'47.271 (45)
18.- Toni Wirsing – KTM – 1'47.622 (39)
19.- Robin Läser – KTM – 1'48.661 (25)
20.- Michelle Pirro – Malaguti – 1'48.810 (24)

Tags:
125cc, 2005

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