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Di Meglio number one in 250cc qualifying

Di Meglio number one in 250cc qualifying

Mapfre Aspar’s Mike di Meglio is the pole man for what will be the first ever 250cc race in history at Indianapolis.

An exciting 250cc qualifying session at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix saw provisional pole change hands numerous times during the final ten minutes, with Frenchman Mike di Meglio eventually taking his first pole in the category.

The 125cc World Champion is one of the few riders in the quarter litre class to have raced at Indianapolis, as the 250cc contest was of course cancelled last season due to bad weather.

Behind Di Meglio in second place on the grid is standings leader Hiroshi Aoyama (Scot Racing Team), whose 1’44.461s time was 0.120s off the pole pace.

There were two crashes in the session for World Champion Marco Simoncelli, following an earlier accident in FP2, but a sterling job from his Metis Gilera team saw them put both of his bikes back in working order and he concluded the QP in third place. Héctor Barberá (Pepe World Team) held provisional pole for several minutes but was fourth at the end.

The second row comprises another Frenchman Jules Cluzel (Matteoni Racing), Álvaro Bautista (Mapfre Aspar Team), Mattia Pasini (Team Toth Aprilia) and Alex Debon (Aeropuerto-Castello-Blusens).

Tags:
250cc, 2009, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, QP

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