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Kallio confirms dominance with fourth pole position

Kallio confirms dominance with fourth pole position

Kallio confirms dominance with fourth pole position

Mika Kallio continued his dominant practice form at Phillip Island to take his fourth pole position of 2006 today.

Red Bull KTM's Finnish rider was also involved in a crash on his final lap, when he collided with Fabrizio Lai. Both were unhurt. Alvaro Bautista, who only needs to finish ahead of Kallio this weekend to clinch his first 125cc World Title, was unable to meet the 1'36.625 challenge laid down by his rival, and had to settle for second on tomorrow's grid. Lukas Pesek and reigning champion Thomas Luthi complete the front row of the grid.

Row two will be headed by Joan Olive, ahead of Mattia Pasini and Raffaele de Rosa and Hector Faubel, with Fabrizio Lai and Julian Simon completing the top ten.

GP GMC Australia
125-QP2

1. Mika Kallio - Red Bull KTM 1'36.625
2. Álvaro Bautista - Master MVA Aspar 1'36.800
3. Lukas Pesek - Derbi Racing 1'37.056
4. Thomas Lüthi - Elit Caffe Latte 1'37.084
5. Joan Olivé - SSM Racing 1'37.220
6. Mattia Pasini - Master MVA Aspar 1'37.292
7. Raffaele de Rosa - Multimedia Racing 1'37.294
8. Héctor Faubel - Master MVA Aspar 1'37.330
9. Fabrizio Lai - Valsir Seedorf 1'37.415
10. Julián Simón - Red Bull KTM 1'37.533

Tags:
125cc, 2006, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, QP2

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