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Kallio comeback inspires provisional pole

Kallio comeback inspires provisional pole

Kallio comeback inspires provisional pole

Mika Kallio came back from a problematic morning session to put himself on provisional pole for Sunday's GMC Australian Grand Prix. The second placed rider in the 125cc category dropped more than six tenths of a second off Stefano Perugini's 2003 pole record with a 1'36.664 lap.

Thomas Luthi's first appearance in the top three at official sessions put him halfway towards a front row start in second, ahead of Hector Faubel and Joan Olive.

Having the chance to win the world title this weekend, Alvaro Bautista appears to be taking thinks steadily at Phillip Island, but was by no means off the pace in fifth position. Lukas Pesek, Mattia Pasini, Sergio Gadea, Julian Simon and Mike di Meglio rounded off the top ten.

GP GMC Australia

1. Mika Kallio - Red Bull KTM 1'36.664
2. Thomas Lüthi - Elit Caffe Latte 1'37.311
3. Héctor Faubel - Master MVA Aspar 1'37.330
4. Joan Olivé - SSM Racing 1'37.369
5. Álvaro Bautista - Master MVA Aspar 1'37.384
6. Lukas Pesek - Derbi Racing 1'37.419
7. Mattia Pasini - Master MVA Aspar 1'37.643
8. Sergio Gadea - Master MVA Aspar 1'37.689
9. Julián Simón - Red Bull KTM 1'37.793
10. Mike Di Meglio - FFM Honda 1'37.826


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