125cc: Simon takes home 125cc pole

Julian Simon beat his Aspar Aprilia team-mate Bradley Smith to pole position for the Spanish 125cc Grand Prix at Jerez

125cc: Simon takes home 125cc pole

Pre-season title favourite Simon came from behind to outpace Smith by 0.197 seconds, with championship leader Andrea Iannone third on his Ongetta Aprilia having battled for pole with the Aspar duo.

Spanish rider Simon, who has stepped back from 250cc to 125cc this year, had dominated winter testing and took pole for the season opener in Qatar, but it is Iannone who has taken both race wins so far in 2009.

Marc Marquez completes the front row on the leading Red Bull KTM, having achieved his best ever qualifying result on home ground.

Sergio Gadea ensured that all three Aspar bikes were in the top five by beating Dominic Aegerter (Ajo Derbi), Scott Redding (Blusens Aprilia) and Danny Webb (Degraaf Aprilia) to fifth place.

Pos Rider Bike Time Gap 1. Julian Simon Aprilia 1m48.237s 2. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1m48.434s + 0.197 3. Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1m48.519s + 0.282 4. Marc Marquez KTM 1m48.931s + 0.694 5. Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1m48.955s + 0.718 6. Dominique Aegerter Derbi 1m49.237s + 1.000 7. Scott Redding Aprilia 1m49.310s + 1.073 8. Daniel Webb Aprilia 1m49.353s + 1.116 9. Sandro Cortese Derbi 1m49.362s + 1.125 10. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1m49.400s + 1.163 11. Joan Olive Derbi 1m49.806s + 1.569 12. Simone Corsi Aprilia 1m49.954s + 1.717 13. Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 1m49.968s + 1.731 14. Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1m50.167s + 1.930 15. Efren Vazquez Derbi 1m50.196s + 1.959 16. Esteve Rabat Aprilia 1m50.249s + 2.012 17. Cameron Beaubier KTM 1m50.256s + 2.019 18. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1m50.342s + 2.105 19. Johann Zarco Aprilia 1m50.453s + 2.216 20. Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 1m50.564s + 2.327 21. Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 1m50.781s + 2.544 22. Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1m51.098s + 2.861 23. Lukas Sembera Aprilia 1m51.542s + 3.305 24. Jasper Iwema Honda 1m51.605s + 3.368 25. Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 1m51.945s + 3.708 26. Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 1m52.050s + 3.813 27. Alexis Masbou Loncin 1m52.850s + 4.613 28. Luca Marconi Aprilia 1m53.002s + 4.765 29. Luis Salom Honda 1m53.186s + 4.949 30. Borja Maestro Aprilia 1m54.170s + 5.933 31. Luca Vitali Aprilia 1m54.642s + 6.405 32. Michael Ranseder Haojue 1m54.765s + 6.528 33. Eduard Lopez Aprilia 1m55.900s + 7.663 34. Matthew Hoyle Haojue 1m56.300s + 8.063 35. Jordi Dalmau Honda 1m57.298s + 9.061 36. Jonas Folger Aprilia 1m57.508s + 9.271 
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