125cc: Di Meglio takes safe pole

Championship leader Mike di Meglio has taken pole position for tomorrow's 125cc race at the Motegi circuit in Japan

125cc: Di Meglio takes safe pole

Di Meglio took the place with four minutes remaining, improving on his own effort from ten minutes earlier as riders went seconds faster than yesterday on a dry track.

Alongside him on the front row will be Stefan Bradl, who set his time in the final minute of the session, with Nicolas Terol and Simone Cortese who also set their times in the closing minutes completing the front row.

Reigning 125cc world champion Gabor Talmacsi ended the session fifth fastest, despite never really looking in contention for pole position. Briton Scott Redding, Dominique Aegerter and Pol Espargaro complete the second row.

After setting provisional pole in yesterday's first qualifying session and showing speed early in today's session, Spaniard Joan Olive will start from twelfth position, just over a second off di Meglio's pole effort.

However, he is three places better off than di Meglio's closest championship rival, Simone Corsi, who will start from fifteenth.

Pos Rider Bike Time 1. Mike Di Meglio Derbi 1:58.678 2. Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1:59.059 + 0.381 3. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1:59.104 + 0.426 4. Sandro Cortese Aprilia 1:59.132 + 0.454 5. Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 1:59.179 + 0.501 6. Scott Redding Aprilia 1:59.351 + 0.673 7. Dominique Aegerter Derbi 1:59.463 + 0.785 8. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1:59.562 + 0.884 9. Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1:59.565 + 0.887 10. Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1:59.695 + 1.017 11. Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 1:59.739 + 1.061 12. Joan Olive Derbi 1:59.756 + 1.078 13. Marc Marquez KTM 1:59.783 + 1.105 14. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1:59.784 + 1.106 15. Simone Corsi Aprilia 1:59.919 + 1.241 16. Efren Vazquez Aprilia 1:59.956 + 1.278 17. Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 2:00.112 + 1.434 18. Danny Webb Aprilia 2:00.125 + 1.447 19. Raffaele De Rosa KTM 2:00.404 + 1.726 20. Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 2:00.434 + 1.756 21. Esteve Rabat KTM 2:01.121 + 2.443 22. Alexis Masbou Loncin 2:01.247 + 2.569 23. Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 2:01.279 + 2.601 24. Michael Ranseder Aprilia 2:01.395 + 2.717 25. Robin Lasser Aprilia 2:01.458 + 2.780 26. Iori Namihira Honda 2:01.944 + 3.266 27. Hiroomi Iwata Honda 2:01.946 + 3.268 28. Pablo Nieto KTM 2:02.000 + 3.322 29. Adrian Martin Aprilia 2:02.069 + 3.391 30. Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 2:02.148 + 3.470 31. Jonas Folger KTM 2:02.270 + 3.592 32. Yuuichi Yanagisawa Honda 2:02.488 + 3.810 33. Robert Muresan Aprilia 2:02.656 + 3.978 34. Kazuma Watanabe Honda 2:02.708 + 4.030 35. Hiroki Ono Honda 2:02.833 + 4.155 36. Jules Cluzel Loncin 2:03.058 + 4.380 37. Cyril Carrillo Honda 2:03.426 + 4.748 38. Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 2:03.494 + 4.816 39. Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 2:04.091 + 5.413 
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