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Lorenzo on provisional 250cc pole

Lorenzo on provisional 250cc pole

Lorenzo on provisional 250cc pole

Jorge Lorenzo remained at the top of the leaderboard on day one of practice at Brno, taking provisional pole by a clear margin with a time of 2'03.238.

Only Andrea Dovizioso, half a second off his rival's time, was able to come close to the Spaniard on a day when he showed his intent to come back strong after the summer break. Hector Barbera was over 1.4 seconds behind his team-mate in third place, ahead of Alex de Angelis, Alex Debon and Hiroshi Aoyama. The Japanese KTM rider suffered a mechanical problem during the session, affecting his rhythm somewhat. Marco Simoncelli, Shuhei Aoyama, Roberto Locatelli and Martin Cardenas rounded off the top ten.

Czech rider Michel Filla suffered a spectacular crash in which he highsided as a result of excess power on the corner exit.

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250cc - QP1

1. Jorge Lorenzo - Fortuna Aprilia 2'03.238
2. Andrea Dovizioso - Humangest Racing 2'03.800
3. Héctor Barberá - Fortuna Aprilia 2'04.653
4. Alex de Angelis - Master MVA Aspar 2'04.670
5. Álex Debon - Fortuna Aprilia 2'04.754
6. Hiroshi Aoyama - Red Bull KTM 2'04.826
7. Marco Simoncelli - Metis Gilera 2'04.964
8. Shuhei Aoyama - Repsol Honda 1'05.095
9. Roberto Locatelli - Team Toth 2'05.126
10. Martín Cárdenas - Repsol Honda 2'05.165


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