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Pasini back on the pace

Pasini back on the pace

As the second day of action at the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix got underway at 9am local time at Donington Park the 125cc field took to the track in much better conditions than yesterday.

As the second day of action at the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix got underway at 9am local time at Donington Park the 125cc field took to the track in much better conditions than yesterday.

Under cloudy skies but with no rain Polaris World rider Mattia Pasinis pace setting lap of 138.904 was 17 seconds quicker than Gabor Talmacsis provisional pole setting time from Friday afternoon, highlighting the improvement in track conditions overnight. This being England, however, the weather is subject to change and there is an obvious possibility of rain during the course of the day.

Pasinis form in practice and qualifying this season has been excellent, his results a stark contrast to those achieved once racing gets underway, with four pole position starts leading to just 16 World Championship points the Italian having finished only two races thus far in 2007.

His Aprilia machinery has demonstrated great pace but a lack of reliability and this morning he led the way by 0.209s over second fastest participant Mike de Meglio of Kopron Team Scot.

Pasinis team-mate Joan Olive was 0.367s off the pace, while the fourth quickest rider was Bancaja Aspars Sergio Gadea. The subsequent four slots on the timesheet, meanwhile, were filled by Simone Corsi (Skilled Racing Team), Tomoyoshi Koyama (Red Bull KTM), Gabor Talmacsi (Bancaja Aspar) and Michael Ranseder (Ajo Motorsport).

Tags:
125cc, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX, FP2

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