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Simoncelli makes final preparations for 250cc curtain-closer

Simoncelli makes final preparations for 250cc curtain-closer

2008 World Champion and poleman quickest in quarter-litre warmup in Valencia.

250cc World Champion and Valencia poleman Marco Simoncelli was quickest in the final quarter-litre warmup session of the 2008 season, the only rider to go round in under 1´37. Metis Gilera´s Italian star clocked a 1´36.967 lap in the final minute of the morning run, under a tenth of a second quicker than home rider Julian Simon.

Another local boy, Mapfre Aspar´s Alvaro Bautista was third in the session, ahead of Simoncelli´s teammate Roberto Locatelli.

Departing Red Bull KTM rider Mika Kallio was fifth quickest in the morning run, ahead of teammate Hiroshi Aoyama with little separating the frontrunners, whilst Yuki Takahashi, Lukas Pesek, Thomas Luthi and Ratthapark Wilairot all started strong ahead of the season finale.

Tags:
250cc, 2008, GRAN PREMIO PARTS EUROPE DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, WUP

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