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Lorenzo starts strong in Australia

 Lorenzo starts strong in Australia

Lorenzo starts strong in Australia

Jorge Lorenzo didn't hold back in the opening session of 250cc practice in Australia, nearly breaking the 1'34 barrier as he topped the leaderboard. The Spaniard came in ahead of Sylvain Guintoli and title rival Andrea Dovizioso. Alex de Angelis, Hector Barbera, Marco Simoncelli and Hiroshi Aoyama trailed the top three, with the Japanese rider more than a second off Lorenzo's time. Local boy Anthony West was accompanied by team-mate Dirk Heidolf ahead of Jakub Smrz in the first ten.

GP GMC Australia
250cc - FP1

1. Jorge Lorenzo - Fortuna Aprilia 1'34.001
2. Sylvain Guintoli - Equipe GP de France 1'34.336
3. Andrea Dovizioso - Humangest Racing 1'34.475
4. Alex de Angelis - Master MVA Aspar 1'34.619
5. Héctor Barberá - Fortuna Aprilia 1'34.798
6. Marco Simoncelli - Metis Gilera 1'34.863
7. Hiroshi Aoyama - Red Bull KTM 1'35.247
8. Anthony West - Kiefer BOS 1'35.285
9. Dirk Heidolf - Kiefer BOS 1'35.336
10. Jakub Smrz - Cardion AB 1'35.691


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