Moto2: Lorenzo secures provisional pole

Points leader Jorge Lorenzo took a step towards his seventh pole position of the 2007 250cc season by leading first qualifying at the Sachsenring

Moto2: Lorenzo secures provisional pole

Lorenzo fell as low as sixth as a number of riders took turns on pole early on, including Mika Kallio, Hiroshi Aoyama and Alex de Angelis.

But the reigning champion soon regained his customary dominant position and proved unbeatable in the second half of the session.

Marco Simoncelli took second - potentially his best grid position ever and Gilera's best of the season if he can retain it in Saturday qualifying. The Italian was 0.071 seconds behind Lorenzo.

De Angelis ended up third, three places clear of Lorenzo's other main title rival Andrea Dovizioso.

Hector Barbera and Mika Kallio split them in fourth and fifth.

Regular frontrunner Alvaro Bautista was only ninth after falling early in the session.

Pos Rider Bike Time 1. Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia 1:24.857 2. Marco Simoncelli Gilera 1:24.928 + 0.071 3. Alex de Angelis Aprilia 1:25.003 + 0.146 4. Hector Barbera Aprilia 1:25.110 + 0.253 5. Mika Kallio KTM 1:25.112 + 0.255 6. Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1:25.151 + 0.294 7. Thomas Luthi Aprilia 1:25.240 + 0.383 8. Hiroshi Aoyama KTM 1:25.330 + 0.473 9. Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:25.679 + 0.822 10. Julian Simon Honda 1:25.706 + 0.849 11. Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 1:25.800 + 0.943 12. Alex Baldolini Aprilia 1:25.813 + 0.956 13. Yuki Takahashi Honda 1:25.844 + 0.987 14. R.Locatelli Gilera 1:25.951 + 1.094 15. Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 1:26.033 + 1.176 16. Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1:26.322 + 1.465 17. Jules Cluzel Aprilia 1:26.890 + 2.033 18. Karel Abraham Aprilia 1:26.957 + 2.100 19. R.Wilairot Honda 1:26.960 + 2.103 20. Taro Sekiguchi Aprilia 1:27.009 + 2.152 21. Alvaro Molina Aprilia 1:27.288 + 2.431 22. Efren Vazquez Aprilia 1:27.549 + 2.692 23. Imre Toth Aprilia 1:27.925 + 3.068 24. Dan Linfoot Aprilia 1:28.286 + 3.429 25. Shuhei Aoyama Honda 1:28.759 + 3.902 26. Eugene Laverty Honda 1:28.806 + 3.949 27. Joshua Sommer Honda 1:28.840 + 3.983 
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