Moto2: Dovizioso takes Estoril pole

Andrea Dovizioso has taken his second pole position of the season at Estoril, ahead of tomorrow's 250cc Portuguese Grand Prix

Moto2: Dovizioso takes Estoril pole

Thanks to a lap time of 1:40.355, the Honda rider improved by almost half a second over the time he set yesterday, enabling him to move up from the second spot he held in first qualifying.

Points leader Jorge Lorenzo had a difficult session and could only set the sixth best time, but thanks to the time he set in the provisional pole he held yesterday, the Aprilia rider will be able to start the race from second.

The third spot on the grid will be filled by Aprilia's Hector Barbera, second fastest today, ahead of the KTMs of Mika Kallio and Hiroshi Aoyama.

Aprilia's Alvaro Bautista was sixth fastest, with Julian Simon's Honda seventh, Alex de Angelis's Aprilia eighth, Yuki Takahashi's Honda ninth, and Thomas Luthi's Aprilia tenth.

Pos Rider Make Time 1. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1:40.355 2. Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 1:40.480 + 0.125 3. Hector Barbera Aprilia 1:40.699 + 0.344 4. Mika Kallio KTM 1:40.851 + 0.496 5. Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 1:40.856 + 0.501 6. Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:40.884 + 0.529 7. Julian Simon Honda 1:41.093 + 0.738 8. Alex de Angelis Aprilia 1:41.100 + 0.745 9. Yuki Takahashi Honda 1:41.157 + 0.802 10. Thomas Luthi Aprilia 1:41.176 + 0.821 11. Marco Simoncelli Gilera 1:41.370 + 1.015 12. Shuhei Aoyama Honda 1:41.531 + 1.176 13. R.Locatelli Gilera 1:41.552 + 1.197 14. Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:42.200 + 1.845 15. Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 1:42.334 + 1.979 16. Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 1:43.074 + 2.719 17. Eugene Laverty Honda 1:43.132 + 2.777 18. R.Wilairot Honda 1:43.150 + 2.795 19. Efren Vazquez Aprilia 1:43.336 + 2.981 20. Imre Toth Aprilia 1:43.664 + 3.309 21. Karel Abraham Aprilia 1:43.703 + 3.348 22. Jules Cluzel Aprilia 1:43.981 + 3.626 23. Alex Baldolini Aprilia 1:44.069 + 3.714 24. Dan Linfoot Aprilia 1:44.539 + 4.184 25. Alvaro Molina Aprilia 1:44.570 + 4.215 26. Chow Ho Wan Aprilia 1:47.044 + 6.689 Not qualified: Rider Make Time Luke Lawrence Aprilia 1:48.335 + 7.980 S.Barragan Honda 1:49.307 + 8.952 Zhu Wang Aprilia 1:49.413 + 9.058 
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