125cc: Unstoppable Marquez on pole again

Marc Marquez racked up yet another pole position - his 11th of the season and fourth in a row - in 125cc qualifying at Phillip Island

125cc: Unstoppable Marquez on pole again

The Ajo Derbi rider worked with team-mate Sandro Cortese for much of the session, with the duo towing each other around to ever-faster times. While Marquez ended up on pole by 0.6 seconds, the tactic paid off for Cortese too, who completed an Ajo one-two ahead of Marquez's title rivals.

Championship contenders Pol Espargaro (Tuenti Derbi) and Nico Terol (Aspar Aprilia) completed the front row, ahead of Terol's team-mate Bradley Smith.

Esteve Rabat held on to sixth despite sitting out the latter stages of qualifying with mechanical problems on his Blusens Aprilia. Efren Vazquez was seventh on the second Tuenti bike, with Tomoyoshi Koyama eighth for Team Germany.

Stipa-Molenaar rider Luis Salom briefly looked like he might sneak a shock row start as he grabbed the tow of the Ajo duo, but a minor accident left him ninth.

After starring in the wet yesterday and putting the Lambretta a sensational third, Danny Kent crashed today and was only 23rd.

Pos Rider Bike Time Gap 1. Marc Marquez Derbi 1m38.236s 2. Sandro Cortese Derbi 1m38.852s + 0.616s 3. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1m38.991s + 0.755s 4. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1m39.084s + 0.848s 5. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1m39.363s + 1.127s 6. Esteve Rabat Aprilia 1m40.124s + 1.888s 7. Efren Vazquez Derbi 1m40.641s + 2.405s 8. Tomoyoshi Koyama Aprilia 1m40.728s + 2.492s 9. Luis Salom Aprilia 1m40.787s + 2.551s 10. Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 1m41.212s + 2.976s 11. Danny Webb Aprilia 1m41.458s + 3.222s 12. Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 1m41.490s + 3.254s 13. Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 1m42.071s + 3.835s 14. Johann Zarco Aprilia 1m42.202s + 3.966s 15. Marcel Schrotter Honda 1m42.252s + 4.016s 16. Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1m42.326s + 4.090s 17. Adrian Martin Aprilia 1m42.556s + 4.320s 18. Jakub Kornfeil Aprilia 1m42.601s + 4.365s 19. Sturla Fagerhaug Aprilia 1m42.657s + 4.421s 20. Luca Marconi Aprilia 1m43.365s + 5.129s 21. Jasper Iwema Aprilia 1m43.403s + 5.167s 22. Joshua Hook Aprilia 1m43.808s + 5.572s 23. Danny Kent Lambretta 1m43.990s + 5.754s 24. Louis Rossi Aprilia 1m44.271s + 6.035s 25. Joel Taylor Aprilia 1m45.456s + 7.220s 26. Zulfahmi Khairuddin Aprilia 1m45.673s + 7.437s 27. Levi Day Honda 1m46.347s + 8.111s 28. Marco Ravaioli Lambretta 1m47.797s + 9.561s 29. Jordan Zamora Honda 1m47.961s + 9.725s 30. Nicky Diles Aprilia 1m48.757s + 10.521s 31. Tommaso Gabrielli Aprilia 1m48.873s + 10.637s 
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