Moto2: Dovizioso takes pole in Turkey

Andrea Dovizioso took pole position for tomorrow's 250cc Turkish Grand Prix

Moto2: Dovizioso takes pole in Turkey

The Italian swapped positions a few times at the top with Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo, but towards the end of the session set a time of 1:57.473 - with an extremely quick final sector - that could not be beaten.

With the chequered flag already out, Lorenzo was quickest in first three sectors, but in the end had to settle for second, 77 thousandths of a second behind Dovizioso.

Alvaro Bautista didn't set a competitive time today but the time he set yesterday for his provisional pole was enough for third spot.

Alex de Angelis qualified in fourth, with Marco Simoncelli fifth. Sixth place went to Tomas Luthi, followed by Mika Kallio in seventh.

Julian Simon, Hiroshi Aoyama and Hector Barbera round up the top ten.

Combined qualifying times: Pos Rider Bike Time 1. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1:57.473 2. Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 1:57.550 + 0.077 3. Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:58.405 + 0.932 4. Alex de Angelis Aprilia 1:58.481 + 1.008 5. Marco Simoncelli Gilera 1:58.572 + 1.099 6. Thomas Luthi Aprilia 1:58.581 + 1.108 7. Mika Kallio KTM 1:58.588 + 1.115 8. Julian Simon Honda 1:58.649 + 1.176 9. Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 1:58.676 + 1.203 10. Hector Barbera Aprilia 1:58.817 + 1.344 11. Yuki Takahashi Honda 1:58.906 + 1.433 12. Shuhei Aoyama Honda 1:59.125 + 1.652 13. Anthony West Aprilia 1:59.494 + 2.021 14. Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 1:59.798 + 2.325 15. Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:59.889 + 2.416 16. Jules Cluzel Aprilia 2:00.572 + 3.099 17. R.Wilairot Honda 2:01.073 + 3.600 18. Alex Baldolini Aprilia 2:01.214 + 3.741 19. Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 2:01.302 + 3.829 20. Arturo Tizon Aprilia 2:01.328 + 3.855 21. Eugene Laverty Honda 2:01.388 + 3.915 22. Imre Toth Aprilia 2:01.455 + 3.982 23. Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 2:01.506 + 4.033 24. Karel Abraham Aprilia 2:02.083 + 4.610 
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