125cc: Smith snatches Donington pole

Briton Bradley Smith snatched pole position on his very last lap in 125cc qualifying in front of his home crowd at Donington Park

125cc: Smith snatches Donington pole

With time already expired in the 40-minute session held in sunny conditions, the Aspar Aprilia rider managed to stop the clock at 1m37.442s, 0.131 seconds quicker than KTM's Marc Marquez, who had held top spot until then.

Smith's team-mate Julian Simon, who dominated last week's German Grand Prix, had to settle for third best after crashing early in the session.

Sergio Gadea qualified fourth thanks to a good lap in the final minutes that promoted him from 12th, making it three Aspar Aprilia bikes on the front row.

Joan Olive (Derbi) will lead the second row, ahead of Nico Terol (Jack & Jones Aprilia), and the Derbis of Pol Espargaro and Sandro Cortese.

Pos Rider Bike Time Laps 1. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1m37.442s 21 2. Marc Marquez KTM 1m37.573s + 0.131s 21 3. Julian Simon Aprilia 1m37.749s + 0.307s 14 4. Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1m37.849s + 0.407s 17 5. Joan Olive Derbi 1m37.874s + 0.432s 21 6. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1m37.989s + 0.547s 19 7. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1m38.117s + 0.675s 20 8. Sandro Cortese Derbi 1m38.367s + 0.925s 19 9. Esteve Rabat Aprilia 1m38.471s + 1.029s 17 10. Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1m38.484s + 1.042s 15 11. Scott Redding Aprilia 1m38.501s + 1.059s 20 12. Simone Corsi Aprilia 1m38.501s + 1.059s 21 13. Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1m38.555s + 1.113s 21 14. Daniel Webb Aprilia 1m38.570s + 1.128s 19 15. Jonas Folger Aprilia 1m38.848s + 1.406s 20 16. Efren Vazquez Derbi 1m38.879s + 1.437s 20 17. Michael Ranseder Aprilia 1m39.081s + 1.639s 18 18. D.Agerter Derbi 1m39.189s + 1.747s 21 19. Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 1m39.366s + 1.924s 20 20. Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 1m39.393s + 1.951s 17 21. R.Krummenacher Aprilia 1m39.401s + 1.959s 18 22. Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 1m39.407s + 1.965s 18 23. Johann Zarco Aprilia 1m39.533s + 2.091s 18 24. Luis Salom Aprilia 1m40.342s + 2.900s 20 25. Jasper Iwema Honda  1m40.382s + 2.940s 21 26. Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1m40.456s + 3.014s 20 27. Cameron Beaubier KTM 1m40.509s + 3.067s 17 28. Alexis Masbou Loncin 1m41.086s + 3.644s 15 29. Karel Pesek Derbi 1m41.129s + 3.687s 20 30. James Lodge Honda 1m41.571s + 4.129s 19 31. Martin Glossop Honda 1m41.778s + 4.336s 20 32. Lukas Sembera Aprilia 1m42.080s + 4.638s 19 33. Luca Marconi Aprilia 1m42.426s + 4.984s 10 34. Tim Hastings Honda 1m42.473s + 5.031s 19 35. Paul Jordan Honda 1m43.393s + 5.951s 16 36. Luca Vitali Aprilia 1m45.081s + 7.639s 4 
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