125cc: Di Meglio maintains pole in dry

Championship leader Mike di Meglio maintained pole position in today's second qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island

125cc: Di Meglio maintains pole in dry

Di Meglio went to the top of the times early in the session, setting a time of 1:37.888. At the one-third mark of the session he lowered it to 1:37.553, a time he nor anyone else was able to match or beat.

The only rider who was able to get close to him was Bradley Smith, who set a time just under a quarter of a second slower than di Meglio's after the chequered flag fell, Smith recovering after falling halfway through the session.

Just behind Smith were Stefan Bradl and Nicolas Terol, who looked set for a front row start throughout the session, but never quite looked like challenging for pole.

A late lap bumped Andrea Iannone up to fifth, ahead of Sandro Cortese who fell in the closing minutes, with Raffaele de Rosa, Simone Corsi and Gabor Talmacsi all within a second of the pole position time.

Pos Rider Bike Time 1. Mike Di Meglio Derbi 1:37.553 2. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1:37.791 + 0.238 3. Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1:38.034 + 0.481 4. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1:38.110 + 0.557 5. Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1:38.242 + 0.689 6. Sandro Cortese Aprilia 1:38.361 + 0.808 7. Raffaele De Rosa KTM 1:38.473 + 0.920 8. Simone Corsi Aprilia 1:38.476 + 0.923 9. Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 1:38.501 + 0.948 10. Dominique Aegerter Derbi 1:38.600 + 1.047 11. Scott Redding Aprilia 1:38.767 + 1.214 12. Marc Marquez KTM 1:38.822 + 1.269 13. Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 1:38.848 + 1.295 14. Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1:38.864 + 1.311 15. Danny Webb Aprilia 1:38.912 + 1.359 16. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1:38.928 + 1.375 17. Pablo Nieto KTM 1:38.935 + 1.382 18. Esteve Rabat KTM 1:38.986 + 1.433 19. Joan Olive Derbi 1:39.109 + 1.556 20. Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 1:39.688 + 2.135 21. Randy Krummenacher KTM 1:39.860 + 2.307 22. Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 1:39.960 + 2.407 23. Alexis Masbou Loncin 1:39.969 + 2.416 24. Robin Lasser Aprilia 1:40.163 + 2.610 25. Robert Muresan Aprilia 1:40.352 + 2.799 26. Efren Vazquez Aprilia 1:40.441 + 2.888 27. Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 1:40.480 + 2.927 28. Jules Cluzel Loncin 1:41.365 + 3.812 29. Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 1:41.473 + 3.920 30. Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 1:41.477 + 3.924 31. Adrian Martin Aprilia 1:41.694 + 4.141 32. Cyril Carrillo Honda 1:41.821 + 4.268 33. Enrique Jerez KTM 1:41.856 + 4.303 34. Jed Metcher Honda 1:42.805 + 5.252 35. Rhys Moller Honda 1:43.802 + 6.249 36. Brad Gross Yamaha 1:43.946 + 6.393 37. Michael Ranseder Aprilia Did not qualify: Blake Leigh-Smith Honda Jake Horne Honda 
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