125cc: Marquez takes maiden pole

Marc Marquez took his maiden 125cc pole position in an exciting qualifying session ahead of tomorrow's French Grand Prix

125cc: Marquez takes maiden pole

On a drying Le Mans track, with lap times tumbling down throughout the 40-minute running, the Red Bull KTM rider set the quickest time of 1m47.080s with the chequered flag already shown.

The 16-year-old Spaniard beat Scott Redding (Blusens Aprilia) by less than a tenth, with Nicolas Terol (Jack & Jones Aprilia) and Dominique Aegerter (Ajo Derbi) completing the front row.

Derbi's Joan Olive will head the second row, followed by Aspar Aprilia teammates Bradley Smith and Julian Simon, and Stefan Bradl on the Kiefer Aprilia.

The track conditions led to a dozen crashes, including the Aprilias of series leader Andrea Iannone (23rd on the grid), Smith, Simone Corsi (19th), Takaaki Nakagami (31st), the Derbis of Pol Espargaro (15th) and Sandro Cortese (24th).

Pos Rider Bike Time Gap 1. Marc Marquez KTM 1m47.080s 2. Scott Redding Aprilia 1m47.173s + 0.093 3. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1m47.783s + 0.703 4. Dominique Aegerter Derbi 1m47.995s + 0.915 5. Joan Olive Derbi 1m48.085s + 1.005 6. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1m48.115s + 1.035 7. Julian Simon Aprilia 1m48.334s + 1.254 8. Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1m48.508s + 1.428 9. Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 1m49.313s + 2.233 10. Daniel Webb Aprilia 1m49.439s + 2.359 11. Cameron Beaubier KTM 1m49.695s + 2.615 12. Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1m50.239s + 3.159 13. Esteve Rabat Aprilia 1m50.598s + 3.518 14. Alexis Masbou Loncin 1m50.692s + 3.612 15. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1m50.761s + 3.681 16. Jonas Folger Aprilia 1m51.001s + 3.921 17. Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 1m51.430s + 4.350 18. Lukas Sembera Aprilia 1m51.812s + 4.732 19. Simone Corsi Aprilia 1m52.028s + 4.948 20. Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 1m52.443s + 5.363 21. Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1m52.684s + 5.604 22. Steven Le Coquen Honda 1m53.225s + 6.145 23. Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1m53.579s + 6.499 24. Sandro Cortese Derbi 1m54.504s + 7.424 25. Efren Vazquez Derbi 1m54.640s + 7.560 26. Luca Marconi Aprilia 1m54.793s + 7.713 27. Cyril Carrillo Honda 1m55.313s + 8.233 28. Gregory Di Carlo Honda 1m56.432s + 9.352 29. Luca Vitali Aprilia 1m56.705s + 9.625 30. Jasper Iwema Honda 1m57.807s + 10.727 31. Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 1m58.882s + 11.802 32. Johann Zarco Aprilia 1m59.162s + 12.082 33. Sturla Fagerhaug KTM 2m03.768s + 16.688 
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