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Simon closes Valencia test on top

Simon closes Valencia test on top

In a continuation of yesterday's events at Valencia, Julian Simon was top dog on day two of the 250cc testing event. He completed 83 laps of the Spanish Circuit, with his fastest being a 1'35.9.

In a continuation of yesterday's events at Valencia, Julian Simon was top dog on day two of the 250cc testing event. He completed 83 laps of the Spanish Circuit, with his fastest being a 1'35.9.

Absent from the opening session through illness, a less than 100% Andrea Dovizioso made his return today as he prepares to go one better than last season's runner-up spot in the quarter litre class. He was 4 tenths of a second off Simon's time, and five ahead of the Spaniard's team-mate and third quickest rider of the day, Shuei Aoyama.

There were also encouraging tests for Thai rookie Ratthapark Wilairot, who had his best day of the preseason so far, and Eugene Laverty, who put in the most laps of any rider at a test he wasn't even scheduled to attend.

250cc Test Valencia

Day 2 Unofficial Times

1. Julián Simón, Repsol Honda 250 - 1'35.9 / 83 laps
2. Andrea Dovizioso, Humangest Racing - 1'36.3 / 76
3. Shuhei Aoyama, Repsol Honda 250 - 1'36.8 / 66
4. Aleix Espargaró, Blusens Aprilia - 1'36.9 / 75
5. Ratthapark Wilairot, Thai Honda PTT SAG - 1'37.7 / 82
6. Jules Cluzel, Angaia Racing - 1'37.8 / 75
7. Yuki Takahashi, Humangest Racing - 1'38.1 / 45
8. Alex Baldolini, Kiefer Bos Sotin Racing - 1'38.2 / 57
9. Arturo Tizón, Blusens Aprilia - 1'38.4 / 65
9. Eugene Laverty, Honda LCR - 1'38.4 / 90
10. Dirk Heidolf, Kiefer Bos Sotin Racing - 1'38.8 / 62

Tags:
250cc, 2007, Julian Simon

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