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Pesek makes provisions for Catalunya pole

Pesek makes provisions for Catalunya pole

A 1'51.119 lap was enough to put Lukas Pesek on provisional pole for Sunday's 125cc race at the Circuit de Catalunya.

A 1'51.119 lap was enough to put Lukas Pesek on provisional pole for Sunday's 125cc race at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Czech rider, who relinquished his lead of the category last week after failing to finish the Italian race, was just over five hundredths of a second ahead of the morning's fastest rider, Mattia Pasini.

Today was a welcome chance for the riders to go round on a completely dry track, after their drenched Italian sojourn to Mugello. Behind Pesek and Pasini, Italian rider Raffaele de Rosa showed no ill-effects of his crash just 5 days ago to clock the third quickest time of the afternoon session.

Home team Bancaja Aspar had their three 125cc riders rounding off the top six, headed by their only non-Spaniard Gabor Talmacsi. The Hungarian, championship leader Hector Faubel and Le Mans race winner Sergio Gadea were separated by little more than a tenth of a second as they look to pick up race pace for Sunday.

British rider Bradley Smith, who knows the circuit well due to his experience in the Spanish championship, last year's race and numerous preseason tests, had a late push in the session to take a provisional seventh, ahead of Sandro Cortese and home duo Nico Terol and Pablo Nieto. Cortese crashed in the closing moments, and Pasini also took a light tumble.

Tags:
125cc, 2007, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, QP1

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