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Corsi makes provisions for 125cc pole

Corsi makes provisions for 125cc pole

125cc World Championship contender Simone Corsi qualified on provisional pole for this weekend´s Donington clash.

Looking to regain the leadership of the 125cc World Championship, Simone Corsi took a step closer to his goal with provisional pole in the opening qualifying session at Donington Park. The Jack&Jones WRB rider clocked a 1´37.488 lap in the dry at the British track, something that could prove invaluable if rain falls before the final Saturday run.

Corsi was less than a tenth of a second faster than Gabor Talmacsi, the 2007 World Champion who has returned to form after a difficult start to his title defence. The Hungarian was in turn 0.129 faster than Bancaja Aspar teammate Sergio Gadea who, alongside home rider Scott Redding, also features on the provisional front row.

Provisonal poleman for the past two races, Belson Derbi´s Pol Espargaro was fifth fastest, ahead of the morning´s quickest rider Andrea Iannone. Also placing on the temporary second row are Nico Terol and Repsol KTM rookie Marc Marquez.

A rider favoured for victory this weekend, Polaris World´s Bradley Smith could only manage the twelfth fastest time of the session, having run-off track early on.

125cc, 2008, BRITISH GRAND PRIX, QP1

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