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250cc contenders prepare for Spanish duel

250cc contenders prepare for Spanish duel

In the 250cc class, Mattia Pasini joined the list of those having a night to remember in Losail with victory on his category debut.

In the 250cc class, Mattia Pasini joined the list of those having a night to remember in Losail with victory on his category debut. The Polaris World Aprilia rider enters the quarter litre class after a 2007 season riddled with misfortune in 125cc, with last years race at Jerez a particular lowpoint. Pasini qualified on pole position for the race, but a mechanical failure on the sighting lap left the Italian unable to fill his grid spot and he later followed this up with a crash into the back of the teams current rider Bradley Smith. Now he and the rest of the category return to Southern Spain, gunning for victory.

Home representation in the class comes from the likes of Hector Barbera, Alvaro Bautista and Alex Debon, who all battled for victory at various stages in Losail with factory Aprilia machinery. All three will be favoured for podium success at this latest round, although the party could be spoiled by the Red Bull KTM duo of Mika Kallio and Hiroshi Aoyama, the fastest riders in preseason testing at the Southern Spanish track.

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