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Kallio takes pole position

Kallio takes pole position

Kallio takes pole position

Mika Kallio secured his fourth pole position of the season today at Catalunya, beating Italian rival Mattia Pasini in the final qualifying practice session.

Pasini had set the fastest time on Friday, but was relegated to second on the grid in the early stages of the session by Kallio. The Red Bull KTM rider remained in first position until the chequered flag, although a late surge from Pasini saw the Italian miss pole position by just 0.064s.

Marco Simoncelli took third on the grid ahead of Italian rookie Lorenzo Zanetti, who will make his first front row appearance in tomorrow's race. Toshihisa Kuzuhara was another rookie to give a brilliant performance, posting the fifth fastest lap.

Kuzuhara will head the second row ahead of usual suspects Gabor Talmacsi, Hector Faubel and Fabrizio Lai. Manuel Poggiali took ninth ahead of Championship leader Thomas Lüthi.

Tags:
125cc, 2005, GRAN PREMI GAULOISES DE CATALUNYA, QP2

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