Misano : 250cc qualifying session
Pole position number eight of the season went to reigning 250cc World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, a promising sign for the rider who has won from every one of his previous seven top spot starts this year.
The factory Aprilia rider has
the chance to become the Spaniard with the most wins ever in the quarter litre class tomorrow, continuing his quest to retain his crown.
His closest challenger both this season and last, Andrea Dovizioso was less than two tenths of a second off Lorenzo's 1'38.395 lap. 30 points behind, what is effectively the Honda rider's home race is an opportunity to make up ground that Dovizioso may not be able to afford to waste.
Team Toth Aprilia man Hector Barbera and KTM's Hector Barbera complete a front row consisting of three different factories, separated by less than half a second.
The entire 250cc second row is made up of newcomers to the class, with Mika Kallio, Alvaro Bautista, Thomas Luthi and Julian Simon lining up behind the front four at Misano.
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