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Bradl sneaks into 125cc provisional pole

Bradl sneaks into 125cc provisional pole

German youngster leaves it late for hot lap.

Stefan Bradl is on provisional pole for the 125cc Pramac Grand Prix of China, having recorded a late, late hot lap of 2´13.218 in the opening qualifying session in Shanghai.

The German –riding for Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing in 2008- has never been on pole in the World Championship, but is now in prime position to break his duck. He was the quickest participant in a session in which the top thirteen all rode round within the same second.

Bradley Smith looked to have taken the provisional pole spot with his own late surge, but missed out by just six hundredths of a second. Smith had earlier experienced a lowside crash on his Polaris World Aprilia. The Briton was not adversely affected by the incident.

The morning practice session´s fastest rider Nico Terol maintained his good form, pencilled in for the front row alongside the top two and Jack&Jones WRB team-mate Simone Corsi. The latter is the current series leader, on a two race run of consecutive victories.

Reigning World Champion Gabor Talmacsi ran off track at the end of the session, and currently lies in fifth, ahead of Bancaja Aspar colleague Sergio Gadea, Onde 200 KTM´s Raffaele de Rosa and Ajo Motorsport rider Mike di Meglio.


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