Estoril : 250cc - Final qualifying
Roberto Locatelli took his first ever pole position in the 250cc class this afternoon after a stunning final lap of the Estoril circuit.
Going round in 1'41''511, the team Toth rider – recently crowned best privateer of 2006 – snatched
the top spot from Hiroshi Aoyama in the dying moment of the quarter litre qualifying session.
Marco Simoncelli and Jorge Lorenzo, who this morning crashed after colliding with another rider, complete the front row with Lorenzo knowing that he only has to finish ahead of Andrea Dovizioso tomorrow to win the 2007 World Championship.
Héctor Barbera heads the second row, accompanied by Alex de Angelis, Dovizioso and the surprise of the session Aleix Espargaro whilst Shuhei Aoyama and Sylvain Guintoli complete the top ten.
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