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Lorenzo spoils the party for Japanese 250cc trio

Lorenzo spoils the party for Japanese 250cc trio

Lorenzo spoils the party for Japanese 250cc trio

Jorge Lorenzo spoiled the party for the home riders in the first 250cc qualifying at Twin Ring Motegi. The Spaniard snatched the provisional pole position from the two Aoyama brothers, Hiroshi and Shuhei, and their countryman Yuki Takahashi. The two siblings had been fastest in the morning session at the track, but a 1'52.132 lap from World Championship leader Lorenzo was just enough to prevent them from repeating the feat.

Alex de Angelis and title contender Andrea Dovizioso trailed the Japanese trio, still less than a second off Lorenzo's provisional top spot. Ryuji Yokoe, a Japanese wildcard riding for the RT Morinokumasan Sendai team on a Yamaha this weekend, clinched eighth ahead of Fortuna Aprilia's Hector Barbera, whilst the top ten was completed by Thai rider Ratthapark Wilairot on a Honda.

There was a minor crash involving Sylvain Guintoli as he ran onto the gravel, although he completed the session and experienced no injury.

A-Style Grand Prix of Japan
250cc-QP1

1. Jorge Lorenzo - Fortuna Aprilia 1'52.132
2. Hiroshi Aoyama - Red Bull KTM 1'52.250
3. Shuhei Aoyama - Repsol Honda 1'52.425
4. Yuki Takahashi - Humangest Racing 1'52.737
5. Alex de Angelis - Master MVA Aspar 1'52.846
6. Andrea Dovizioso - Humangest Racing 1'53.125
7. Roberto Locatelli - Team Toth 1'53.412
8. Ryuichi Yokoe - Morinokumasan 1'53.546
9. Héctor Barberá - Fortuna Aprilia 1'53.884
10. Ratthapark Wilairot - Thai Honda Castrol 1'53.986

Tags:
250cc, 2006, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, QP1

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