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Gadea lights up 125cc Qatar night premiere

Gadea lights up 125cc Qatar night premiere

Sharing the track with their 250cc counterparts in two of their three appearances on track in Qatar, the 125cc riders had their first chance to ride the Losail International Circuit at night late on Saturday.

Sharing the track with their 250cc counterparts in two of their three appearances on track in Qatar, the 125cc riders had their first chance to ride the Losail International Circuit at night late on Saturday.

Bancaja Aspar rider Sergio Gadea topped the overall standings with a 2´05.982 lap, ahead of Ajo Motorsport´s Mike di Meglio.

One of the younger riders in the World Championship, British teenager Danny Webb seemed as comfortable under the Musco lighting system as that of Picadilly Circus in his native London, finishing third fastest on the timesheets. The DeGraaf Grand Prix rider has highly competitive machinery at his disposal this coming season, and had his best testing performance to date to finish just ahead of Nicolas Terol and Bradley Smith.

World Champion Gabor Talmacsi was only seventh behind Scott Redding on the opening night of the Official Test, at the scene of his first pole position of 2007.

Raffaele de Rosa, Simone Corsi and Stefan Bradl completed the top ten, whilst there were crashes for a selection of lower cylinder category riders. Tomoyoshi Koyama was the first tumbler, coming off his KTM machinery in the joint session, whilst Iannone and the recently operated Esteve Rabat also hit the ground in the 125cc-only affair.

Official Test: Night One
Combined Times 125cc

1. S. GADEA, Bancaja Aspar - 2´05.982
2. M. DI MEGLIO, Ajo Motorsport - 2´06.286
3. D. WEBB, DeGraaf Grand Prix - 2´06.647
4. N. TEROL, Jack & Jones WRB - 2´06.666
5. B. SMITH, Polaris World - 2´06.683
6. S. REDDING, Blusens Aprilia Junior - 2´06.892
7. G. TALMACSI, Bancaja Aspar - 2´07.102
8. R. DE ROSA, Onde 2000 KTM - 2´07.150
9. S. CORSI, Jack & Jones WRB - 2´07.506
10. S. BRADL, Grizzly Gas Kiefer - 2´07.550

Tags:
125cc, 2008

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