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Smith heads second day of 125cc test

Smith heads second day of 125cc test

British rider Bradley Smith marked his intentions for the coming year by clocking the fastest time of all the 125cc rider in Jerez.

British rider Bradley Smith marked his intentions for the coming year by clocking the fastest time of all the 125cc rider in Jerez. The Briton, who this year rides an improved Aprilia with the Polaris World Team, recorded a 1'48.182 lap of the Spanish circuit, ahead of home rider Nico Terol and 2007 World Champion Gabor Talmacsi.

Ironically, Smith has not always had so much luck with the Polaris World Aprilia at Jerez. His race last year was ended when he was hit from behind by the team's ex-rider Mattia Pasini, but before that he had already achieved considerable success down south in the Spanish championship.

Riding a factory Derbi machine in an upgrade for 2008, Mike di Meglio was the fourth fastest of the second day, ahead of Sandro Cortese and Sergio Gadea. The final day of testing in Jerez will take place tomorrow for both the 125cc and 250cc teams.

125cc Test Jerez
Times Day Two 1. SMITH, TEAM POLARIS - 33 laps - 1'48.182
2. TEROL, WRB - 48 - 1'48.559
3. TALMACSI, BANCAJA ASPAR - 34 - 1'48.565
4. DI MEGLIO, AJO MOTORSPORT - 21 - 1'48.603
5. CORTESE, EMMI CAFFE LATTE - 45 - 1'48.763
6. GADEA, BANCAJA ASPAR - 56 - 1'48.864
7. CORSI, WRB - 49 - 1'49.208
8. OLIVE, BELSON DERBI - 44 - 1'49.387
9. ESPARGARO, BELSON DERBI - 56 - 1'49.642
10. MURESAN, GRIZZLY GAS KIEFER RACING - 40 - 1'49.879
11. VAZQUEZ, BLUSENS APRILIA - 19 - 1'49.880
12. REDDING, BLUSENS APRILIA - 23 - 1'49.934
12. BRADL, GRIZZLY GAS KIEFER RACING - 34 - 1'50.006
13. AEGERTER, AJO MOTORSPORT - 40 - 1'50.013
14. LACALENDOLA, TEAM MATTEONI RACING - 31 - 1'50.713
15. LOMBARDI, BLUSENS APRILIA - 21 - 1'50.983
16. TUTUSAUS, BANCAJA ASPAR - 47 - 1'51.005
17. LASSER, GRIZZLY GAS KIEFER RACING - 13 - 1'51.910

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125cc, 2008

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