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Faubel snatches Sepang 125cc pole

Faubel snatches Sepang 125cc pole

Hector Faubel took pole for the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix with the tenth of his eleven qualifying efforts giving him a time of 2'13.327s, which put him 0.116s ahead of Bancaja Aspar colleague and World Championship rival Gabor Talmacsi.

Hector Faubel took pole for the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix with the tenth of his eleven qualifying efforts giving him a time of 2'13.327s, which put him 0.116s ahead of Bancaja Aspar colleague and World Championship rival Gabor Talmacsi.

One of those two riders is certain to win the 2007 single cylinder title and with Talmacsi leading Faubel in the standings by just one point the finest margins separate the two riders on all fronts at present.

This time it was Faubel who got the psychological advantage at a hot and sticky Sepang circuit with improved track conditions meaning all 33 of the 125cc qualifying participants improved on their Friday times.

Just behind the 125cc category's leading pair on the grid for the penultimate race of the season will be Sandro Cotrese (Emmi - Caffe Latte Aprilia) and Pol Espargaro (Belson Campetella Aprilia), who both qualified within a second of Faubel as Aprilia filled row one.

A real mixture of nationalities on the second row sees Italian Simone Corsi (Skilled Racing Team) joined by Japanese rider Tomoyoshi Koyama (Red Bull KTM) in positions five and six, in front of Phillip Island winner Lukas Pesek (Valsir Seedorf Derbi) from the Czech Republic and Spaniard Joan Olive (Polaris World).

Provisional pole man Pablo Nieto (Blusens Aprilia) had to settle for ninth place, while Mattia Pasini (Polaris World) was tenth.

Tags:
125cc, 2007, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, QP2

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