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Casey Stoner takes the provisional pole

Casey Stoner takes the provisional pole

Casey Stoner takes the provisional pole

The drying conditions in the afternoon allowed the majority of 250cc riders to improve on their morning times as they jostled for positions on the provisional starting grid, with the possibility of more rain tomorrow making for an interesting first qualifying session.

Casey Stoner continued his recent form, following up victory at Estoril with a provisional pole position time some 0.2 seconds quicker than nearest challenger Andrea Dovizioso. Sebastian Porto, quickest in the morning session, and Dani Pedrosa complete the provisional front row for the quarter-litre class.

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo heads up the provisional second row ahead of Hiroshi Aoyama who had the sixth fastest lap this afternoon. Alex Debon (Worth Honda BQR) is in seventh place, edging ahead of Alex de Angelis eighth.

Frenchman Sylvian Guintoli and Spain´s Hector Barbera respectively complete the provisional top ten.

Tags:
250cc, 2005, TAOBAO.COM GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, QP1

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