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Bautista leads the way as 250cc continues in Jerez

Bautista leads the way as 250cc continues in Jerez

One of the favourites for the 250cc title this season, Alvaro Bautista was the fastest rider on track in a combined test involving the stars of the lower cylinder category.

One of the favourites for the 250cc title this season, Alvaro Bautista was the fastest rider on track in a combined test involving the stars of the lower cylinder category. The Spaniard's time of 1'43.589 was nearly half a second quicker than that of Swiss rival Thomas Luthi, and the only lap under the 1'44 barrier.

Yesterday's timesheet topper Alex Debon was third quickest today on the Lotus Aprilia, ahead of KTM factory riders Mika Kallio and Hiroshi Aoyama.

There were anxious moments in Jerez when Roberto Locatelli came off his Metis Gilera Aprilia at exactly the same place as that of his horror crash last year. Thankfully the rider was unhurt in the incident. Lukas Pesek and Manuel Poggiali also took a tumble without consequences for either rider.

250cc Test Jerez

Times Day Two

1.BAUTISTA, MASTER MAPFRE ASPAR - 41 - 1'43.589
2. LUTHI, EMMI CAFFE LATTE - 47 - 1'44.002
3. DEBON, LOTUS APRILIA - 42 - 1'44.045
4. KALLIO, RED BULL KTM - 56 - 1'44.049
5. AOYAMA, RED BULL KTM - 56 - 1'44.104
6. ABRAHAM, ABRAHAM MOTORACING - 32 - 1'44.267
7. BARBERA, TEAM TOTH - 36 - 1'44.340
8. SIMON, REPSOL KTM - 50 - 1'44.479
9. SIMONCELLI, METIS GILERA - 60 - 1'44.535
10. ESPARGARO, LOTUS APRILIA - 49 - 1'44.566
11. PASINI, TEAM POLARIS - 45 - 1'44.615
12. FAUBEL, MASTER MAPFRE ASPAR - 41 - 1'44.626
13. PESEK, AUTO KELLY-CP - 29 - 1'44.827
14. BALDOLINI, TEAM MATTEONI RACING - 34 - 1'45.030
15. LOCATELLI, METIS GILERA - 39 - 1'45.500
16. TOTH, TEAM TOTH - 40 - 1'45.962
17. LAI, CAMPETELLA RACING - 53 - 1'46.284
18. POGGIALI, CAMPETELLA RACING - 35 - 1'46.314
19. LAVERTY, BLUSENS APRILIA - 32 - 1'47.363

Tags:
250cc, 2008

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