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Barbera leads initial Aprilia charge

Barbera leads initial Aprilia charge

Barbera leads initial Aprilia charge

Aprilia were the dominant force in the first 250cc practice session in Estoril, with Hector Barbera putting in the fastest time of the day. His 1'43.496 lap put him ahead of Roberto Locatelli, Jorge Lorenzo and Alex de Angelis. Marco Simoncelli came in fifth, followed by Hiroshi Aoyama and Andrea Dovizioso in seventh as the fastest Honda rider. Jakub Smrz, Yuki Takahashi and Shuhei Aoyama completed the top ten.

The session only saw crashes from two riders, Chinese wildcards Rong Zai Su and Chi Fung Ho. GP Portugal
250cc - FP1

1. Héctor Barberá - Fortuna Aprilia 1'43.496
2. Roberto Locatelli - Team Toth 1'43.970
3. Jorge Lorenzo - Fortuna Aprilia 1'44.032
4. Alex de Angelis - Master MVA Aspar 1'44.073
5. Marco Simoncelli - Metis Gilera 1'44.203
6. Hiroshi Aoyama - Red Bull KTM 1'44.236
7. Andrea Dovizioso - Humangest Racing 1'44.450
8. Jakub Smrz - Cardion AB 1'44.558
9. Yuki Takahashi - Humangest Racing 1'44.697
10. Shuhei Aoyama - Repsol Honda 1'44.818


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