Qatar : 250cc – Qualifying practice 2
Jorge Lorenzo, the reigning 250cc World Champion out to retain his crown this season, will began his title defence from the front sport at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar.
The Spaniard led the way at the final qualifying
session for tomorrow's race, just over three tenths of a second faster than former team-mate Héctor Barbera with a lap of 1'59''432.
The duo will be joined on the front row by the Aspar team duo of Alex de Angelis and Alvaro Bautista, with the 125cc World Champion and previous winner in the category at Losail starting his first quater litre race tomorrow.
Fellow 250cc debutant Thomas Luthi rounded off an all-Aprilia top five, ahead of KTM rider Hiroshi Aoyama, Andrea Dovizioso and Mika Kallio. Yuki Takahashi and Julian Simon, two riders coming back from leg and shoulder injuries respectively, completed the top ten.
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