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Talmacsi racks up provisional pole in Sachsenring

Talmacsi racks up provisional pole in Sachsenring

Gabor Talmacsi edged out Bradley Smith by three-tenths of a second for provisional 125cc pole.

Having returned to form with victory at Assen, reigning 125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi continued from whence he left off with provisional pole for the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. Last year´s poleman and racewinner at the Sachsenring, Talmacsi´s 1´26.623 lap may have been some way off his pole record, but it was enough to give the Mapfre Aspar rider the provisional top spot in the first lower cylinder category qualifying session.

The Hungarian took provisional pole ahead of Polaris World rider Bradley Smith, three tenths of a second faster than his British rival. Home competitor Stefan Bradl had been the fastest rider in the morning practice, but his hopes of repeating the feat in the afternoon run were ended by a last minute crash when chasing Talmacsi´s time. He also pencilled his name onto the front row, alongside title contender Simone Corsi.

Assen runner-up Joan Olive heads the second line after the first of two qualifying sessions, joined by Tomoyoshi Koyama, Esteve Rabat and World Championship leader Mike di Meglio.


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