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Lorenzo continues to set Australian 250cc marker

Lorenzo continues to set Australian 250cc marker

After a positive start to the GMC Australian Grand Prix on Friday for 250cc World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, Saturday morning saw the Fortuna Aprilia rider pick up where he left off as he lapped more than a second quicker than the rest of the field in the quarter litre class FP2 session.

After a positive start to the GMC Australian Grand Prix on Friday for 250cc World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, Saturday morning saw the Fortuna Aprilia rider pick up where he left off as he lapped more than a second quicker than the rest of the field in the quarter litre class FP2 session.

Lorenzos time of 133.312s was his quickest of the weekend so far and 0.329s faster than the lap which yesterday earned him provisional pole, giving him a crucial psychological advantage before qualifying this afternoon. This session also saw a crash for Lorenzos Italian title rival Andrea Dovizioso (Kopron Team Scot) who ended up sixth fastest on the timesheet and was a sizeable 1.415s off the pace.

The rider who got closest to Lorenzos best time was Julian Simon of Repsol Honda, with a lap 1.037s behind his red-hot compatriots while the top four featured two more Spaniards in Hector Barbera (Team Toth Aprilia) and Alvaro Bautista (Master - Mapfre Aspar).

Thomas Luthi (Emmi Caffe Latte Aprilia) was fifth fastest, with Dovizioso, Mika Kallio (Red Bull KTM), Alex de Angelis, Hiroshi Aoyama (Red Bull KTM) and Marco Simoncelli (Metis Gilera) completing the top ten.

Tags:
250cc, 2007, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, FP2

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