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Aoyama on 250cc provisional pole

Aoyama on 250cc provisional pole

Aoyama on 250cc provisional pole

After all three Fortuna Aprilia riders had headed the 250cc free practice classification this morning, it was Red Bull KTM's Hiroshi Aoyama who put himself on provisional pole for Sunday's Grand Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana. The Japanese rider was the only quarter litre star to go round the Cheste Circuit faster than 1'36 seconds, with a best time of 1'35.982 towards the end of the session.

Two of the previously dominant Fortuna Aprilia squadron line up alongside Aoyama on the provisional grid, with Hector Barbera and Jorge Lorenzo in second and third on the timesheets. Marco Simoncelli, Andrea Dovizioso and Shuhei Aoyama completed the top six.

David de Gea, Alex de Angelis, Roberto Locatelli and Manuel Poggiali rounded off the top ten.

Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana

250cc - QP1

1. Hiroshi Aoyama (Red Bull KTM) - 1'35.982
2. Hector Barbera (Fortuna Aprilia) - 1'36.025
3. Jorge Lorenzo (Fortuna Aprilia) - 1'36.504
4. Marco Simoncelli (Squadra Corse Metis Gilera) - 1'36.724
5. Andrea Dovizioso (Humangest Racing) - 1'36.902
6. Shuehi Aoyama (Repsol Honda) - 1'37.002
7. David de Gea (Repsol Honda) - 1'37.004
8. Alex De Angelis (Master MVA Aspar) - 1'37.068
9. Roberto Locatelli (Team Toth) - 1'37.082
10. Manuel Poggiali (Red Bull KTM) - 1'37.269


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