Dutch MotoGP: No beating Jorge Lorenzo on 250 grid
The wet conditions played their part for the 250s in the second qualifying practice this afternoon resulting in Jorge Lorenzo continuing his dominance on the weekend so far.
Although it was Honda’s Andrea Dovizioso on the top of the timesheets in the qualifying two practice, Jorge Lorenzo’s 1:39.958 from yesterday was unbeaten to leave him on pole position for tomorrow’s 250 race.
Andrea Dovizioso finished in second for the grid with his 1:40.681 from yesterday on his KTM while Alvaro Bautista (Aprilia) is third following a 1:41.128 from qualifying one.
Completing the front row is Hiroshi Aoyama. The Japanese rider secured his front row spot yesterday with a 1:41.226 but was hampered by the rain today and could only manage a 1:55.034 in 13th place.
Ireland’s Eugene Laverty will start from row six following his 1:44.148 from yesterday. His best time in the second qualifying session was a 1:57.468.
Yuki Takahashi and Ronald Beitler (both Honda) will not take to the grid after failing to make the required 107 per cent time of 1:59.229.
MotoGP 250 qualifying two results:
1 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA HONDA 1'51.429
2 Mika KALLIO FIN KTM 1'51.688
3 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM APRILIA 1'52.017
4 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA GILERA 1'52.831
5 Taro SEKIGUCHI JPN APRILIA 1'53.780
6 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA APRILIA 1'53.824
7 Imre TOTH HUN APRILIA 1'54.002
8 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA APRILIA 1'54.163
9 Alex BALDOLINI ITA APRILIA 1'54.383
10 Hans SMEES NED APRILIA 1'54.625
11 Fabrizio LAI ITA APRILIA 1'54.746
12 Dirk HEIDOLF GER APRILIA 1'54.799
13 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN KTM 1'55.034
14 Hector BARBERA SPA APRILIA 1'55.277
15 Shuhei AOYAMA JPN HONDA 1'55.602
16 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA APRILIA 1'55.768
17 Jorge LORENZO SPA APRILIA 1'56.031
18 Jules CLUZEL FRA APRILIA 1'56.094
19 Dan LINFOOT GBR APRILIA 1'56.155
20 Karel ABRAHAM CZE APRILIA 1'56.236
21 Julian SIMON SPA HONDA 1'56.622
22 Roberto LOCATELLI ITA GILERA 1'56.688
23 Mike VELTHUIJZEN NED HONDA 1'57.065
24 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA HONDA 1'57.239
25 Eugene LAVERTY IRL HONDA 1'57.468
26 Randy GEVERS NED APRILIA 1'57.743
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'59.229
Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN HONDA 1'59.724
Ronald BEITLER NED HONDA 2'02.164