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Di Meglio takes provisional pole

Di Meglio takes provisional pole

Di Meglio takes provisional pole

Frenchman Mike di Meglio continued his dominance at Sepang by taking pole position in an opening qualifying session hit by the rain. The Kopron Racing World (Honda) rider, who went fastest in free practice, secured the front spot on the provisional grid with a best lap of 2'15.349.

Aprilia rider Marco Simoncelli was second fastest, just 0.150s adrift of provisional pole pace, while Japanese rookie Tomy Koyama was third fastest ahead of Matti Pasini. Di Meglio's team-mate Fabrizio Lai was fifth in front of Championship leader Thomas Lüthi.

Gabor Talmacsi was the top KTM rider of the session with the seventh best time, leading home former World Champion Manuel Poggiali. Hector Faubel took ninth with Mika Kallio completing the top ten.

Tags:
125cc, 2005, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, QP1

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