Sepang : 250cc - Day 1
Fortuna Aprilia riders Hector Barbera and Jorge Lorenzo have dominated the first day of practice of the 250cc Grand Prix of Malaysia, today at Sepang.
Hector Barbera headed this morning's free practices before topping off an excellent first day
with a provisional pole; a 2'08.266 lap put him at the head of the 250cc table.
The Spaniard was joined at the top of the leaderboard once again by Jorge Lorenzo, his Fortuna Aprilia team-mate. The current championship leader, one and a half tenths behind Barbera, came in ahead of Hiroshi Aoyama, Roberto Locatelli, title rival Andrea Dovizioso and Alex de Angelis.
Shuhei Aoyama, seventh, was more than a second slower than Barbera's provisional pole lap, with Martin Cardenas, Yuki Takahashi and Sylvain Guintoli completing the top ten.
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