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Di Meglio fastest on final night of Losail 125cc tests

Di Meglio fastest on final night of Losail 125cc tests

After topping the timesheets on Saturday Ajo Motorsports Mike di Meglio was the quickest 125cc rider again on Monday as the Qatar test weekend - and the 125cc preseason testing programme as a whole - came to an end at the Losail International circuit.

After topping the timesheets on Saturday Ajo Motorsports Mike di Meglio was the quickest 125cc rider again on Monday as the Qatar test weekend - and the 125cc preseason testing programme as a whole - came to an end at the Losail International circuit.

The 20 year-old French riders time of 2´05.324 in the last session of the evening made him the speediest single cylinder participant on Monday and was the second best 125cc lap of the three night test at the desert circuit.

The best time of the test overall was just fractionally quicker, a 2´05.306 effort on Sunday registered by impressive Briton Bradley Smith of Polaris World, who went round second fastest on Monday.

Hungarian Gabor Talmacsi (Bancaja Aspar Team), Spaniard Pol Espargaro (Belson Derbi) and German Stefan Bradl (Grizzly Gas Kieber) completed a Monday top five which featured five different nationalities that quintet all lapping within a second of Di Meglio.

A relatively incident-free evening under the Losail floodlights saw minor crashes from Lorenzo Zanetti (ISPA KTM Aran) and Jules Cluzel (Loncin Racing), but neither rider was injured.

The 125cc riders will be the first out on track when the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar weekend gets underway, with the first single cylinder class free practice session commencing at 6pm local time on Friday.

Qatar Official Test: 125cc best times from third night

1. M. DI MEGLIO, Ajo Motorsport - 2´05.324
2. B. SMITH, Polaris World - 2´05.504
3. G. TALMACSI, Bancaja Aspar - 2´05.505
4. P. ESPARGARÓ, Belson Derbi - 2´06.100
5. S. BRADL, Grizzly Gas Kiefer - 2´06.287
6. N. TEROL, Jack & Jones WRB - 2´06.345
7. S. REDDING, Blusens Aprilia Junior - 2´06.562
8. S. BONSEY, DeGraaf GP - 2´06.595
9. J. OLIVÉ, Belson Derbi - 2´06.702
10. S. CORTESE, Emmi Caffe Latte Aprilia - 2´06.757

Tags:
125cc, 2008

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