Moto2: Kallio claims first pole

Mika Kallio has taken his first pole position in qualifying for tomorrow's 250cc Grand Prix of Germany

Moto2: Kallio claims first pole

The Finnish KTM rider improved from yesterday's fifth place in first qualifying by setting a time of 1:24.413, seven tenths faster than yesterday.

Honda's Andrea Dovizioso qualified in second place, 0.230 seconds behind Kallio. The Italian also improved from yesterday's sixth spot.

Aprilia's Alex de Angelis reaffirmed his third spot on the grid by setting a time four thousandths of a second slower than Dovizioso.

Series leader Jorge Lorenzo could only take fourth spot, despite after having finished yesterday's qualifying session on top.

Julian Simon qualified fifth, followed by Hiroshi Aoyama in sixth and Hector Barbera in seventh.

Marco Simoncelli, Alvaro Bautista and Yuki Takahashi complete the top ten.

Pos Rider Bike Time 1. Mika Kallio KTM 1:24.413 2. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1:24.643 + 0.230 3. Alex de Angelis Aprilia 1:24.647 + 0.234 4. Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 1:24.735 + 0.322 5. Julian Simon Honda 1:24.845 + 0.432 6. Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 1:24.870 + 0.457 7. Hector Barbera Aprilia 1:24.910 + 0.497 8. Marco Simoncelli Gilera 1:24.928 + 0.515 9. Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:25.082 + 0.669 10. Yuki Takahashi Honda 1:25.099 + 0.686 11. Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:25.213 + 0.800 12. Thomas Luthi Aprilia 1:25.240 + 0.827 13. Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 1:25.585 + 1.172 14. R.Locatelli Gilera 1:25.599 + 1.186 15. Alex Baldolini Aprilia 1:25.616 + 1.203 16. Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 1:25.800 + 1.387 17. Shuhei Aoyama Honda 1:25.856 + 1.443 18. Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 1:26.225 + 1.812 19. Efren Vazquez Aprilia 1:26.236 + 1.823 20. Karel Abraham Aprilia 1:26.685 + 2.272 21. Jules Cluzel Aprilia 1:26.890 + 2.477 22. R.Wilairot Honda 1:26.960 + 2.547 23. Alvaro Molina Aprilia 1:27.066 + 2.653 24. Imre Toth Aprilia 1:27.644 + 3.231 25. Dan Linfoot Aprilia 1:27.886 + 3.473 26. Eugene Laverty Honda 1:27.984 + 3.571 27. Joshua Sommer Honda 1:28.840 + 4.427 28. Thomas Walther Honda 1:28.962 + 4.549 
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Series Moto2
Drivers Mika Kallio
Author Michele Lostia