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Talmacsi takes pole for 125cc Sachsenring showdown

Talmacsi takes pole for 125cc Sachsenring showdown

Following on from his first victory of 2008, 125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi took his first pole of the season in the second lower cylinder category qualifying session.

Breaking his Friday provisional pole time with just five minutes to go in the second 125cc qualifying session, Gabor Talmacsi took his first top spot of the year for the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. The Hungarian cut just under a tenth of a second off his previous best, holding off a challenge from three-time poleman in 2008 Bradley Smith.

Polaris World rider Smith continued to chip away at Talmacsi´s marker, but was unable to better it and settled for second place on the front row rather than risking another late qualifying crash. He is joined on a first line unchanged from that of Friday afternoon. Home rider Stefan Bradl and world title contender Simone Corsi join the top two on the first line for the Sachsenring showdown.

Belson Derbi´s Joan Olive heads the second line as he takes another shot at his first World Championship victory, joined by series leader Mike di Meglio, Tomoyoshi Koyama and Raffaele de Rosa. Olive´s teammate, Pol Espargaro, suffered a high speed lowside approaching the fast downhill section of the track, although did not aggravate his collarbone injury.


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