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Talmacsi heads rain-split 125cc qualifying session

Talmacsi heads rain-split 125cc qualifying session

125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi is on provisional pole for the Brno showdown.

Gabor Talmacsi took provisional pole for the 125cc Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky in a session hit by light rainfall. The Brno track was dry for around half of the qualifying run –a dry opening ten minutes followed by rainfall and a final dry series of laps.

Fastest before the rain came down, Talmacsi later improved upon his time for a 2´09.870 lap in front of his huge travelling support, filtering in from nearby Hungary. The 125cc World Champion is aiming for his second pole of the season, following on from his duck-breaking top spot in Germany at the last round before the summer break.

Talmacsi´s final lap was over seven-tenths of a second faster than that of Nico Terol, the closest rider to his marker. Jack&Jones WRB man Terol´s gap between himself and Iannone was somewhat smaller, at just 0.001.

Bradley Smith completes the provisional front row in the lower cylinder class, onboard his Polaris World Aprilia.

Row two is headed by series leader Mike di Meglio, joined by Sandro Cortese, Pol Espargaro and Simone Corsi. The session passed without incident, despite the trickiness posed by intermediate conditions.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, QP1

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