New to motogp.com?Register here

Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

250cc class prepares for Portugal

250cc class prepares for Portugal

In the 250cc race at Jerez, Mattia Pasini maintained the lead at the head of the standings in unexpected fashion with his second podium in the class.

In the 250cc race at Jerez, Mattia Pasini maintained the lead at the head of the standings in unexpected fashion with his second podium in the class.

The Polaris World quarter litre category rookie had started from tenth on the grid in Jerez, but a collision between race leader Marco Simoncelli and Alvaro Bautista allowed the Italian to take second place in the race and follow up his Qatar victory in positive fashion.

The competitive class is likely to see another unpredictable and exciting battle in Portugal.

Jerez racewinner Mika Kallio is currently on a run of three consecutive podium finishes, and lies four points behind Pasini in the combined classification. The Finnish Red Bull KTM rider is himself ten points ahead of Hector Barbera, after the Pepe Team Toth rider was unable to follow up on his Losail podium in Jerez.

Yuki Takahashi, Alex Debon and Roberto Locatelli complete the top six in the quarter litre category, with last year's winner of the Portuguese round Bautista outside the top ten courtesy of some early season misfortune.

Tags:
250cc, 2008, bwin.com GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL

Other updates you may be interested in ›