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Corsi on course for 125cc Assen pole

Corsi on course for 125cc Assen pole

Donington poleman Simone Corsi was once again the provisional qualifying leader, this time in the Netherlands.

Simone Corsi moved one step closer to his third pole of the season with the provisional 125cc top spot for the A-Style TT Assen, leading the way in the first qualifying session at the Dutch circuit.

The Jack&Jones WRB rider is currently second in the World Championship standings, and has been off the podium for the past two races, but is aiming to close the gap between himself and leader Mike di Meglio this Saturday. His fastest time of the afternoon was a 1´45.533, over three-tenths of a second quicker than another rider whose form has dipped in recent races, Bradley Smith.

Belson Derbi´s Joan Olive and the aforementioned Di Meglio complete the provisional front row. Olive´s teammate Pol Espargaro is not riding this week in Assen after a practice crash and collarbone injury suffered less than a week ago.

Sandro Cortese pencilled his name at the head of the second line, despite a run-off across the specially asphalted escape zone so pivotal in previous Dutch visits. Donington race winner Scott Redding also took a diversion in the session –into the heavily gravelled area- but joins Cortese, Onde 2000 KTM´s Raffaele de Rosa and second Jack&Jones WRB rider Nico Terol on row two.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, QP1

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