Bautista sets 250 pace

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Master MVA Aspar rider, Alvaro Bautista, is the provisional pole sitter for the 250 GP in Turkey after going fastest in the first qualifying practice.

The Spaniard set the fastest lap of the session on his Aprilia at 1:58.405.

Andrea Dovizioso was second fastest on his Honda with this morning’s quickest rider, Jorge Lorenzo, third.

The final front row man from this first session was Bautista’s team-mate, Alex De Angelis.

Ireland’s Eugene Laverty completed the session on his Honda with a time of 2:02.691 in 21st place.

First qualifying practice results:


1 Alvaro BAUTISTA Master - Mapfre Aspar APRILIA 1'58.405
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Scot Racing Team HONDA 1'58.420
3 Jorge LORENZO Fortuna Aprilia APRILIA 1'58.467
4 Alex DE ANGELIS Master - Mapfre Aspar APRILIA 1'58.685
5 Julian SIMON Repsol Honda 250cc HONDA 1'58.940
6 Mika KALLIO Red Bull KTM 250 KTM 1'58.941
7 Hector BARBERA Team Toth Aprilia APRILIA 1'58.954
8 Hiroshi AOYAMA Red Bull KTM 250 KTM 1'59.170
9 Yuki TAKAHASHI Scot Racing Team HONDA 1'59.500
10 Shuhei AOYAMA Repsol Honda 250cc HONDA 1'59.722
11 Marco SIMONCELLI Metis Gilera GILERA 1'59.782
12 Thomas LUTHI Emmi - Caffe Latte Aprilia APRILIA 2'00.095
13 Fabrizio LAI Campetella Racing APRILIA 2'00.395
14 Anthony WEST Team Sicilia APRILIA 2'01.189
15 Aleix ESPARGARO Blusens Aprilia APRILIA 2'01.274
16 Imre TOTH Team Toth Aprilia APRILIA 2'01.762
17 Ratthapark WILAIROT Thai Honda PTT-SAG HONDA 2'02.130
18 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing APRILIA 2'02.427
19 Dirk HEIDOLF Kiefer - Bos - Sotin Racing APRILIA 2'02.489
20 Arturo TIZON Blusens Aprilia Germany APRILIA 2'02.626
21 Eugene LAVERTY Honda LCR HONDA 2'02.691
22 Jules CLUZEL Angaia Racing APRILIA 2'02.722
23 Alex BALDOLINI Kiefer - Bos - Sotin Racing APRILIA 2'03.403
24 Taro SEKIGUCHI Campetella Racing APRILIA 2'03.855

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