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Corsi surprises on opening day of 125cc Valencia visit

Corsi surprises on opening day of 125cc Valencia visit

125cc title dark horse Simone Corsi led the way in the lower cylinder category on day one of testing in Valencia.

125cc title dark horse Simone Corsi led the way in the lower cylinder category on day one of testing in Valencia. The Italian, one of the more unpredictable riders in the class, racked up a fastest lap of 1'39.6 unmatched by any of the multitude of fellow competitors at Cheste.

Expected to take a step up in 2008, Sergio Gadea was just a tenth of a second off Corsi's time, and a further two ahead of Aspar team-mate and reigning World Champion Gabor Talmacsi. The duo were once again joined by rookie Pere Tutusaus in the Aspar garage, although the youngster was a second behind the times set by the category veterans.

Riding together in the Belson Derbi team this year, Joan Olive and Pol Espargaro were fourth and fifth fastest respectively, ahead of last week's fastest rider Bradley Smith on the Polaris World Aprilia.

Smith's countryman Danny Webb was making his first test appearance of the year, but failed to make the cut for a top ten also encompassing Andrea Iannone, Randy Krummenacher, Sandro Cortese and category newcomer Efren Vazquez.

125cc Test Valencia

Day One Unofficial Times

1. Simone Corsi, Aprilia - 1'39.6
2. Sergio Gadea, Aprilia - 1'39.7
3. Gabor Talmacsi, Aprilia - 1'39.9
4. Joan Olivé, Derbi - 1'40.3
5. Pol Espargaró, Derbi - 1'40.4
6. Bradley Smith, Aprilia - 1'40.4
7. Andrea Iannone, Aprilia - 1'40.4
8. Randy Krummenacher, KTM - 1'40.5
9. Sandro Cortese, Aprilia - 1'40.5
10. Efrén Vázquez, Aprilia - 1'40.7
11. Dino Lombardi, Aprilia - 1'40.8
12. Danny Webb, Aprilia - 1'40.9
13. Nico Terol, Aprilia - 1'40.9
14. Pere Tutusaus, Aprilia - 1'40.9
15. Scott Redding, Aprilia - 1'41.2
16. Stefan Bradl, Aprilia - 1'41.4
17. Steve Bonsey, Aprilia - 1'41.6
18. Marc Marquez, KTM - 1'41.7
19. Michael Ranseder, Aprilia - 1'41.8
20. Rafaele da Rosa, KTM - 1'42.0
21. Takaaki Nakagami, Aprilia - 1'42.1
22. Robin Lasser, Aprilia - 1'42.3
23. Pablo Nieto, KTM - 1'42.5
24. Louis Rossi, Honda - 1'42.8
25. Hugo Van der Berg, Aprilia - 1'42.9
26. Alexis Masbou, Loncin - 1'43.5
27. Jules Cluzel, Loncin - 1'43.5
28. Roberto Lacalendola, Aprilia - 1'43.7

Tags:
125cc, 2008

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