Imola Grand Prix Qualifying Practice 1

Posted: Sat 05 Sep 1998

The first qualifying practice sessions of the Imola Grand Prix in Italy have been completed. Jean Michel Bayle recorded the best time in the 500cc event of 1:49.345, followed by Alex Barros and world champion Mick Doohan. New Zealander, Simon Crafer, is in 15th position with a time of 1:51.659.
The 250cc event is led by championship leader Tetsuya Harada on an Aprilia with a time of 1:53.560, followed by Loris Capirossi and Olivier Jacque.
Rookie Marco Melandri is leading the 125cc class on 1:59.795. Tomomi Manako is on second with Roberto Locatelli in 3rd.