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Porto and di Meglio fastest on Valencia day 2

Porto and di Meglio fastest on Valencia day 2

Porto and di Meglio fastest on Valencia day 2

Sebastián Porto and Mike di Meglio were the two fastest riders on the second and final day of testing in Valencia, a meeting which gathered various teams from both the 250 and 125cc classes.

Repsol Honda's 250cc rider undertook a total of 59 laps at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, clocking a best time of 1'37.5. Jakub Smrz's Aprilia was six tenths off the Argentine, with Columbian Martín Cárdenas eight off on the Honda.

Out of the 125cc riders, Frenchman Mike do Meglio set the pace with a lap of 1'40.7, although his time was a long way off the best times from last November's Valencian Grand Prix. Di Meglio was a tenth ahead of home town rider Sergio Gadea and two ahead of reigning World Champion Thomas Luthi.

"At the start of the day we had some problems with the bike, but they were immediately fixed and I was able to put in laps comfortably. Although I'm very pleased with the times, there is still some polishing up to do" said Gadea in an interview with

This second and final day of tests took place under a sunny sky, with temperatures more bearable than yesterday's. Now the teams head north to Barcelona to take part in the Official Catalunya Test, which begins on Tuesday for the 125cc category.

Unofficial Times


1.- Sebastián Porto Honda 1.37.5
2.- Jakub Smrz Aprilia 1.38.2
3.- Martín Cárdenas Honda 1.38.3
4.- Shuhey Aoyama Honda 1.38.4
5.- Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 1.38.4
6.- Arturo Tizón Honda 1.38.5
7.- Arnaud Vincent Honda 1.39.4
8.- Julián Miralles Aprilia 1.42.1
9.- Nikolu Milovancovic Aprilia 1.42.8


1.- Mike di Meglio Honda 1.40.7
2.- Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1.40.8
3.- Thomas Luthi Honda 1.40.9
4.- Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 1.41.1
5.- Fabrizio Lai Honda 1.41.1
6.- Mattia Pasini Aprilia 1.41.2
7.- Tomoyoshi Koyama Malagutti 1.41.2
8.- Héctor Faubel Aprilia 1.41.3
9.- Alexis Masbou Malagutti 1.41.3
10.- Aleix Espargaró Honda 1.41.4
11.- Pablo Nieto Aprilia 1.41.7
12.- Tito Rabat Honda 1.41.7
13.- Gabor Talmasci Honda 1.42.2
14.- Sandro Cortese Honda 1.42.4
15.- Mateo Túnez Aprilia 1.42.5
16.- Michelle Conti Honda 1.44.7

250cc, 2006

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