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Red Bull MotoGP Rookies: Alt steals pole from Vavrous and Sissis

Red Bull MotoGP Rookies: Alt steals pole from Vavrous and Sissis

Florian Alt put in the perfect lap to take pole position for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup this weekend in Brno at the Cardion ab Grand Prix of the Czech Republic.

The 15 year old German stole the top spot in the last few laps from 18 year old local hero Tomas Vavrous and Cup favourite Arthur Sissis.

Vavrous was happy to repeat the mid front row start that he achieved at the previous round at the Sachsenring. “I was surprised, normally I know when I have done a good lap but this time I didn't realise it, it was nice surprise when I saw it on the board. After that though I was making a few too many mistakes. I like the track but I must say that racing at home isn't so much fun, there is too much pressure.”

Sissis was fastest in the first qualifying session but was one of the few to not improve in the 2nd period. “I tried at the end but my neck was hurting so much (from crashing a go cart two weeks ago) I just couldn't concentrate. I like the track though and the bike improved a lot after the morning session.”

His arch rival and Cup leader by 6 points, Lorenzo Baldassarri, sits behind him on the 2nd row after qualifying 5th, a big improvement from 11th in the 1st session, while Alan Techer was thrilled to be ahead of Baldassarri, having qualified 4th with his last

There are just 3 races remaining in the 2011 Rookies Cup, the first on Saturday at 16.30 CET with Sunday's race at 15.30. Both can be seen on TV around the world and by live webcast at with the shows beginning 10 minutes before the races..


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