2009 Jerez 250cc Qualifying Practice Result - Another Spaniard Makes It A Home Pole Clean Sweep

Results and report for the 250cc Qualifying Practice session at Jerez:

Qualifying for the 250cc class at Jerez turned up quite a surprise. The fact that a Spaniard ended up on pole - making it a clean sweep for Spanish riders at the first of their home Grand Prix - was a pretty safe bet, but there were very few people who reckoned on it being Alex Debon aboard the privateer Aeropuero Castello Blusens machine. Debon took first place with 6 minutes of the session left, deposing early leader Marco Simoncelli on the Gilera. And as Simoncelli prepared to counter-attack with 3 minutes left on the clock, the Italian folded the front in the fast Senna corner, sliding out in exactly the same place as he crashed this morning. Despite his wild tumble through the gravel, Simoncelli walked away unhurt.

Simoncelli's crash also meant he was unable to counter Hector Barbera, who took 2nd in front of the Italian after the flag had fallen for the end of the session. Alvaro Bautista, the man whose name everyone had pencilled in for pole, could only manage the 4th fastest time, though the Spaniard will be pleased to start from pole.

Another suprise package heads up the second row, as Matteoni Racing's Jules Cluzel confirms his strong form with the 5th quickest time. Cluzel edged out Hiroshi Aoyama, the Scot Honda rider who has been right at the sharp end all weekend. Mike di Meglio and Thomas Luthi complete the second row.

Results of 250cc QP: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 6 Alex DEBON APRILIA 1'43.028    
2 40 Hector BARBERA APRILIA 1'43.317 0.289 0.289
3 58 Marco SIMONCELLI GILERA 1'43.376 0.348 0.059
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA APRILIA 1'43.451 0.423 0.075
5 16 Jules CLUZEL APRILIA 1'43.521 0.493 0.070
6 4 Hiroshi AOYAMA HONDA 1'43.591 0.563 0.070
7 63 Mike DI MEGLIO APRILIA 1'43.792 0.764 0.201
8 12 Thomas LUTHI APRILIA 1'43.864 0.836 0.072
9 55 Hector FAUBEL HONDA 1'43.891 0.863 0.027
10 28 Gabor TALMACSI APRILIA 1'44.058 1.030 0.167
11 52 Lukas PESEK APRILIA 1'44.252 1.224 0.194
12 35 Raffaele DE ROSA HONDA 1'44.484 1.456 0.232
13 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT HONDA 1'44.515 1.487 0.031
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM APRILIA 1'44.734 1.706 0.219
15 75 Mattia PASINI APRILIA 1'44.818 1.790 0.084
16 15 Roberto LOCATELLI GILERA 1'44.872 1.844 0.054
17 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA HONDA 1'45.752 2.724 0.880
18 25 Alex BALDOLINI APRILIA 1'45.857 2.829 0.105
19 10 Imre TOTH APRILIA 1'46.017 2.989 0.160
20 77 Aitor RODRIGUEZ APRILIA 1'47.069 4.041 1.052
21 7 Axel PONS APRILIA 1'47.181 4.153 0.112
22 8 Bastien CHESAUX HONDA 1'47.823 4.795 0.642
23 56 Vladimir LEONOV APRILIA 1'48.244 5.216 0.421
24 53 Valentin DEBISE HONDA 1'48.385 5.357 0.141
25 76 Ivan MAESTRO APRILIA 1'49.082 6.054 0.697
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'50.240
  54 Toby MARKHAM HONDA 1'51.558 8.530 2.476

 

Round Number: 
3
2009
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Comments

Does Cluzel have any sponsors yet?

How is he doing this?

If he can stay upright and get another decent result, someone must be willing to put a sticker on the side of his bike.