Aprilia’s Alex Debon has taken provisional pole for Sunday’s 250 MotoGP race after recording the fastest lap in this afternoon’s first qualifying session.
The Spaniard’s best lap of 2:03.718 after just under nine minutes after the start of the session was enough to see him at the top of the timesheets before heavy rain hit the Czech track. His time was more than a second quicker than his best time from this morning.
Hector Barbera had been leading the session on his Aprilia after recording a best time of 2:15.974 to begin with before improving this with a 2:05.323.
Andrea Dovizioso was second fastest with a best lap of 2:03.819. This was just 0.2secs off his best time on his Honda this morning.
Quickest rider from this morning, Jorge Lorenzo, finished in provisional third place with a best lap of 2:04.272. He did lead the session for a brief time before being knocked down by Italian Andrea Dovizioso.
Ireland’s Eugene Laverty knocked a massive four and a half seconds off his best time this morning with a 2:08.871.
Britain’s Dan Linfoot was just one place behind Laverty in 25th position with his best lap recorded at 2:09.575.
1 Alex DEBON SPA APRILIA 2'03.718
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA HONDA 2'03.819
3 Jorge LORENZO SPA APRILIA 2'04.272
4 Mika KALLIO FIN KTM 2'04.500
5 Hector BARBERA SPA APRILIA 2'04.722
6 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA APRILIA 2'04.890
7 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA GILERA 2'05.086
8 Julian SIMON SPA HONDA 2'05.300
9 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN KTM 2'05.411
10 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN HONDA 2'05.426
11 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA APRILIA 2'05.488
12 Taro SEKIGUCHI JPN APRILIA 2'05.875
13 Dirk HEIDOLF GER APRILIA 2'06.179
14 Shuhei AOYAMA JPN HONDA 2'06.182
15 Thomas LUTHI SWI APRILIA 2'06.272
16 Roberto LOCATELLI ITA GILERA 2'06.572
17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE APRILIA 2'07.255
18 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA APRILIA 2'07.498
19 Fabrizio LAI ITA APRILIA 2'07.735
20 Imre TOTH HUN APRILIA 2'08.042
21 Jules CLUZEL FRA APRILIA 2'08.807
22 Alex BALDOLINI ITA APRILIA 2'08.841
23 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA HONDA 2'08.853
24 Eugene LAVERTY IRL HONDA 2'08.871
25 Dan LINFOOT GBR APRILIA 2'09.575
Not qualified (Out 107%) 2'12.378
Zhu WANG CHN APRILIA 2'14.915
Jiri MAYER CZE HONDA 2'15.142
Ho Wan CHOW CHN APRILIA 2'15.783
Alex DE ANGELIS RSM APRILIA 2'33.006