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Vinales on pole again at Assen

Maverick Vinales took his second straight pole position in 125cc qualifying at Assen.

The Spanish rookie beat Johann Zarco to the top spot by just under two tenths of a second, with Sandro Cortese completing the front row.

Hector Faubel, Luis Salom and Efren Vazquez were next up.

Silverstone winner Jonas Folger crashed at the chicane right at the start of the session but rejoined later to take seventh.

Championship leader Nico Terol will start only eighth - having already crashed and hurt his hand in the morning, he had another accident near the end of qualifying.

All three men on the third row fell during the session, ninth-placed Sergio Gadea having also taken a tumble at the chicane early on, which briefly left him stranded in the middle of the track with other bikes dodging around him.

The session saw a heavy but brief rain shower right at the start. At that point no one had managed a proper flying lap and home rider Jasper Iwema sat on provisional pole. Sadly for the Dutchman, conditions improved quickly, and he was left 33rd after crashing later on.

Pos  Rider                Team/Bike          Time       Gap
 1.  Maverick Vinales     Blusens Aprilia    1m44.597s
 2.  Johann Zarco         Ajo Derbi          1m44.785s  + 0.188s
 3.  Sandro Cortese       Germany Aprilia    1m44.787s  + 0.190s
 4.  Hector Faubel        Aspar Aprilia      1m44.963s  + 0.366s
 5.  Luis Salom           RW Aprilia         1m45.235s  + 0.638s
 6.  Efren Vazquez        Ajo Derbi          1m45.338s  + 0.741s
 7.  Jonas Folger         Ajo Aprilia        1m45.859s  + 1.262s
 8.  Nicolas Terol        Aspar Aprilia      1m45.983s  + 1.386s
 9.  Sergio Gadea         Blusens Aprilia    1m46.204s  + 1.607s
10.  Danny Kent           Ajo Aprilia        1m46.568s  + 1.971s
11.  Danny Webb           Mahindra           1m46.594s  + 1.997s
12.  Simone Grotzkyj      Phonica Aprilia    1m46.610s  + 2.013s
13.  Giulian Pedone       Phonica Aprilia    1m46.668s  + 2.071s
14.  Marcel Schrotter     Mahindra           1m46.819s  + 2.222s
15.  Luigi Morciano       Italia Aprilia     1m46.988s  + 2.391s
16.  Alexis Masbou        Caretta KTM        1m47.091s  + 2.494s
17.  Sturla Fagerhaug     WTR-Ten10 Aprilia  1m47.438s  + 2.841s
18.  Jakub Kornfeil       Ongetta Aprilia    1m47.563s  + 2.966s
19.  Louis Rossi          Matteoni Aprilia   1m47.819s  + 3.222s
20.  Alberto Moncayo      Andalucia Aprilia  1m47.973s  + 3.376s
21.  Harry Stafford       Ongetta Aprilia    1m47.977s  + 3.380s
22.  Luca Gruenwald       Freudenberg KTM    1m47.996s  + 3.399s
23.  Adrian Martin        Aspar Aprilia      1m48.003s  + 3.406s
24.  Niklas Ajo           TT Motion Aprilia  1m48.351s  + 3.754s
25.  Taylor Mackenzie     Phonica Aprilia    1m48.883s  + 4.286s
26.  Bryan Schouten       Dutch Honda        1m49.002s  + 4.405s
27.  Peter Sebestyen      Caretta KTM        1m49.118s  + 4.521s
28.  Alessandro Tonucci   Italia Aprilia     1m49.377s  + 4.780s
29.  Jerry van de Bunt    Jerrys Honda       1m49.625s  + 5.028s
30.  Josep Rodriguez      Andalucia Aprilia  1m49.760s  + 5.163s
31.  Joan Perello         Matteoni Aprilia   1m49.913s  + 5.316s
32.  Thomas Van Leeuwen   Van Leeuwen Honda  1m50.020s  + 5.423s
33.  Jasper Iwema         Ongetta Aprilia    1m51.856s  + 7.259s
34.  Ernst Dubbink        RV Honda           1m52.054s  + 7.457s
35.  Francesco Mauriello  WTR-Ten10 Aprilia  1m57.548s  + 12.951s
36.  Zulfahmi Khairuddin  Ajo Derbi
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