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Bautista fastest in first Portugal practice

Bautista fastest in first Portugal practice

Bautista fastest in first Portugal practice

Alvaro Bautista, modelling a new Aprilia decorated in red and gold in tribute to the Spanish flag, clocked the fastest time in this morning's 125cc practice.

The World Champion came in quicker than Julian Simon by little more than a tenth of a second, whilst this season's contenders for the runner-up spot Mattia Pasini and Mika Kallio were third and fourth respectively.

Lukas Pesek, Hector Faubel, Mike Di Meglio, Imre Toth, Nico Terol and Sergio Gadea completed the top ten.

Dominique Aergerter and Mateo Tunez collided with no serious repercussions, in a spectacular crash, whilst Bautista suffered an early scare. Blake Leigh Smith, Michael Ranseder and Michal Sembera had a few mechanical problems which forced them to enter the pits. GP de Portugal
125cc - FP1

1. Álvaro Bautista - Master MVA Aspar 1'49.450
2. Julián Simón - Red Bull KTM 1'49.512
3. Mattia Pasini - Master MVA Aspar 1'49.559
4. Mika Kallio - Red Bull KTM 1'49.759
5. Lukas Pesek - Derbi Racing 1'50.074
6. Héctor Faubel - Master MVA Aspar 1'50.337
7. Mike Di Meglio - FFM Honda 1'50.366
8. Imre Toth - Team Toth 1'50.382
9. Nico Terol - Derbi Racing 1'50.512
10. Sergio Gadea - Master MVA Aspar 1'50.613


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