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Barberá completes Spanish pole clean sweep

Barberá completes Spanish pole clean sweep

After Spaniards Jorge Lorenzo and Julián Simón dominated free practice and qualifying in the MotoGP and 125cc classes in Portugal, Héctor Barberá did the same in the 250cc category.

Héctor Barberá followed the examples set by his compatriots Jorge Lorenzo and Julián Simón earlier in the day at the Grande Premio de Portugal, to follow up on his free practice dominance and secure pole position at Estoril.

The Pepe World Team rider, who will compete in MotoGP next year with the new Aspar Ducati team, was the race-winner in the last round at Misano and could be set for another victory in an intriguing 250cc season - if his form so far this weekend is anything to go by.

Behind Barberá on the grid in second place Álvaro Bautista (Mapfre Aspar) will be trying to make up points on championship leader Hiroshi Aoyama (Scot Racing Team) who completed a front row - which was separated by just 0.283s – behind World Champion Marco Simoncelli (Metis Gilera).

Trying to chase down the ‘big guns’ from row two will be Alex Debon (Aeropuerto-Castello-Blusens), the ever-consistent Raffaele de Rosa (Scot Racing), Mattia Pasini (with his new set-up Team Globalgest) and Ratthapark Wilairot (Thai Honda PTT SAG).


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