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Talmacsi takes pole for `home race´

Talmacsi takes pole for `home race´

At the Grand Prix event at which he attracts a huge following from nearby Hungary, Gabor Talmacsi will start from pole position on Sunday afternoon.

Fifteen minutes of dry track time in the Friday afternoon qualifying session proved decisive for reigning 125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi, whose marker set in said session was unable to be bettered on a wet Saturday in Brno. The Hungarian´s time of 2´09.870 had come on damp asphalt, but conditions had deteriorated significantly enough in today´s timed run for the Hungarian to confirm his second consecutive pole position.

Despite not performing a single lap of the Czech Republic circuit this afternoon, Nico Terol was able to hold onto second on the grid. Jack&Jones WRB´s Spanish sensation was fastest in the morning practice session, and opted out of risking a crash by settling for a fourth career front row start. The only two other riders to sit out the session were the DeGraaf Grand Prix duo of Danny Webb and Stevie Bonsey.

Andrea Iannone made only the shortest of runs during the drenched second qualifying period, and his fastest time was over 1m20s slower than his Friday marker. He will start from third on the grid, his first front row of the year.

Bradley Smith holds onto the remaining first line spot for his second race at the Czech Republic (he was injured for the 2006 visit) chasing a maiden Grand Prix victory after a series of near-misses. Stiff competition will come in the form of World Championship leader Mike di Meglio, Sandro Cortese, Pol Espargaro and Simone Corsi, the riders taking off from the second row.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, QP2

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