125cc: Talmacsi grabs Valencia pole

Former champion Gabor Talmacsi took his fourth pole position of the year ahead of tomorrow's 125cc Valencia Grand Prix

125cc: Talmacsi grabs Valencia pole

After yesterday's rain, today's session was held in dry weather, meaning that the times set in first qualifying were beaten immediately.

Aspar's Talmacsi, leading a pack of six Aprilias in the top six positions, set a time of 1:41.451 as the 30-minute session's clock had already expired, to pip Jack&Jones's Nicolas Terol.

Terol was then also beaten by Sergio Gadea on the other Aspar bike and Simone Corsi on the second Jack&Jones.

Polaris's Bradley Smith will lead the second row of the grid ahead of Degraaf's Stevie Bonsey, newly-crowned champion Mike di Meglio on the Ajo Derbi, and Andrea Iannone on the I.C. Aprilia.

Ajo Derbi's Dominique Aegerter will start ninth, with Stefan Bradl completing the top ten with his Kiefer Aprilia.

With 18 minutes of the session remaining, Pol Espargaro lost control of his Belson Derbi's on the kerbs at the exit of turn one, wobbled and crashed hard on the tarmac.

The young Spaniard laid on the ground until he was carried off the track on a stretcher as the red flag was then shown for five minutes.

Pos Rider Bike Time 1. Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 1:41.451 2. Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1:41.641 + 0.190 3. Simone Corsi Aprilia 1:41.951 + 0.500 4. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1:42.049 + 0.598 5. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1:42.095 + 0.644 6. Steve Bonsey Aprilia 1:42.099 + 0.648 7. Mike Di Meglio Derbi 1:42.163 + 0.712 8. Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1:42.237 + 0.786 9. D.Agerter Derbi 1:42.503 + 1.052 10. Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1:42.589 + 1.138 11. Sandro Cortese Aprilia 1:42.636 + 1.185 12. Esteve Rabat KTM 1:42.654 + 1.203 13. Daniel Webb Aprilia 1:42.908 + 1.457 14. Joan Olive Derbi 1:42.969 + 1.518 15. Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 1:43.017 + 1.566 16. Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 1:43.037 + 1.586 17. Scott Redding Aprilia 1:43.133 + 1.682 18. Pablo Nieto KTM 1:43.358 + 1.907 19. Raffaele De Rosa KTM 1:43.499 + 2.048 20. Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 1:43.706 + 2.255 21. R.Krummenacher KTM 1:43.843 + 2.392 22. Efren Vazquez Aprilia 1:44.018 + 2.567 23. Alexis Masbou Loncin 1:44.061 + 2.610 24. Adrian Martin Aprilia 1:44.193 + 2.742 25. Jules Cluzel Loncin 1:44.232 + 2.781 26. Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1:44.333 + 2.882 27. Enrique Jerez KTM 1:44.405 + 2.954 28. Ricard Cardus Derbi 1:44.530 + 3.079 29. Julian Miralles Aprilia 1:44.785 + 3.334 30. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1:44.954 + 3.503 31. Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 1:45.132 + 3.681 32. Robin Lasser Aprilia 1:45.231 + 3.780 33. Daniel Saez Aprilia 1:45.290 + 3.839 34. Robert Muresan Aprilia 1:45.380 + 3.929 35. Louis Rossi Honda 1:45.495 + 4.044 36. Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 1:45.774 + 4.323 37. Jonas Folger KTM 1:45.976 + 4.525 38. H.van den Berg Aprilia 1:46.098 + 4.647 39. Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 1:46.749 + 5.298 40. C.Trabalon Aprilia 1:48.306 + 6.855 
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