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Dovizioso holds off Aprilia charge in free practice

Dovizioso holds off Aprilia charge in free practice

Dovizioso holds off Aprilia charge in free practice

Current 250cc World Championship leader and home rider Andrea Dovizioso was quickest in the first practice session for the Sunday race, holding off a number of Aprilia riders.

Humangest Racing's Italian rider clocked a 1'56.465 lap to put himself ahead of Jorge Lorenzo by 15 thousandths of a second. Aprilia test rider Alex Debon put in a surprising performance to earn third, followed by Jakub Smrz, Hector Barbera and Marco Simoncelli. Franco Battaini, making his return to the World Championship after starting the season in Superbikes, finished the session in 12th.

GP d'Italia Alice
250cc-FP1

1. Andrea Dovizioso - Humangest Racing 1'56.495
2. Jorge Lorezno - Fortuna Aprilia 1'56.510
3. Alex Debon - Aprilia Racing 1'56.619
4. Jakub Smrz - Cardion AB 1'56.752
5. Héctor Barberá - Fortuna Aprilia 1'56.774
6. Marco Simoncelli - Metis Gilera 1'56.828
7. Sylvain Guintoli - Equipe GP de France 1'57.051
8. Alex de Angelis - Master MVA Aspar 1'57.103
9. Hiroshi Aoyama - Red Bull KTM 1'57.296
10. Yuki Takahashi - Humangest Racing 1'57.309

Tags:
250cc, 2006, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, FP1

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