125cc: Talmacsi takes provisional pole

World champion Gabor Talmacsi showed his class around Brno as he dominated the first qualifying session for the 125cc Czech Grand Prix

125cc: Talmacsi takes provisional pole

Seemingly on provisional pole from the moment he left the pits, the Hungarian's 2:10.2 was good enough to see off allcomers. Nevertheless he went out again in the dying minutes of the session and became the only rider to run a lap under 130 seconds with a time of 2:09.870.

A light drizzle midway through the session sent the riders pitbound, but as is customary for the 125s, there was a late flurry of activity.

Spaniard Nicolas Terol, on the Jack & Jones Aprilia, snuck into second as he passed the chequered flag, taking the position from a consistently fast Andrea Iannone.

British rider Bradley Smith was fourth fastest, having lost time in the final sector of his best lap, which was still good enough to better that of championship leader Mike di Meglio.

Sandro Cortese ended the day sixth fastest ahead of Pol Espargaro and Simone Corsi.

Sergio Gadea and Joan Olive completed the top ten.

Pos Rider Bike Time 1. Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 2:09.870 2. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 2:10.588 + 0.718 3. Andrea Iannone Aprilia 2:10.589 + 0.719 4. Bradley Smith Aprilia 2:10.652 + 0.782 5. Mike Di Meglio Derbi 2:10.791 + 0.921 6. Sandro Cortese Aprilia 2:11.024 + 1.154 7. Pol Espargaro Derbi 2:11.030 + 1.160 8. Simone Corsi Aprilia 2:11.227 + 1.357 9. Sergio Gadea Aprilia 2:11.276 + 1.406 10. Joan Olive Derbi 2:11.341 + 1.471 11. Raffaele De Rosa KTM 2:11.353 + 1.483 12. Marc Marquez KTM 2:11.353 + 1.483 13. Stefan Bradl Aprilia 2:11.515 + 1.645 14. Tomoyoshi Koyama KTM 2:11.518 + 1.648 15. Esteve Rabat KTM 2:11.676 + 1.806 16. Danny Webb Aprilia 2:11.688 + 1.818 17. Scott Redding Aprilia 2:11.719 + 1.849 18. Stevie Bonsey Aprilia 2:11.776 + 1.906 19. Efren Vazquez Aprilia 2:12.256 + 2.386 20. Lorenzo Zanetti KTM 2:12.277 + 2.407 21. Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 2:12.286 + 2.416 22. Robin Lasser Aprilia 2:12.675 + 2.805 23. Jonas Folger KTM 2:12.921 + 3.051 24. Dominique Aegerter Derbi 2:13.033 + 3.163 25. Michael Ranseder Aprilia 2:13.099 + 3.229 26. Randy Krummenacher KTM 2:13.119 + 3.249 27. Jules Cluzel Loncin 2:13.755 + 3.885 28. Pablo Nieto KTM 2:13.782 + 3.912 29. Karel Pesek Aprilia 2:14.033 + 4.163 30. Pere Tutusaus Aprilia 2:14.192 + 4.322 31. Robert Muresan Aprilia 2:14.590 + 4.720 32. Alexis Masbou Loncin 2:14.631 + 4.761 33. Marco Ravaioli Aprilia 2:14.769 + 4.899 34. Bastien Chesaux Aprilia 2:15.131 + 5.261 35. Hugo Van Den Berg Aprilia 2:15.285 + 5.415 36. Lukas Sembera Aprilia 2:15.909 + 6.039 37. Louis Rossi Honda 2:16.321 + 6.451 38. Michal Prasek Aprilia 2:16.744 + 6.874 39. Andrea Touskova Honda 2:18.214 + 8.344 
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