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Talmacsi pencils name in for third consecutive pole position

Talmacsi pencils name in for third consecutive pole position

Gabor Talmacsi took his first steps towards a third pole in succession on Friday afternoon.

Gunning for his third 125cc pole position in as many races this weekend at Misano, Gabor Talmacsi continued his free practice form with a flying lap in qualifying on Friday afternoon. In the first of two sessions at the circuit to decide the lower cylinder category grid, the Bancaja Aspar rider recorded a fastest time of 1´44.172 to beat out rookie sensation Scott Redding.

The 2007 World Champion was nearly two-tenths of a second faster than the Blusens Aprilia teenager, with current series leader Mike di Meglio improving on his morning run to place on the provisional front row. Redding´s fellow Briton Bradley Smith, riding the Polaris World Aprilia used by racewinner Mattia Pasini at Misano last year, joined his countryman on the front line.

Jack&Jones WRB´s Nico Terol heads the second row after the opening qualifying session, with Sandro Cortese, Brno victor Stefan Bradl and Ajo Motorsport rider Dominique Aegerter completing the first eight. The highest placing Italian in the category was tenth-placed Simone Corsi, the title challenger and one of the first to have a shot at taking Italy´s 700th Grand Prix win on Sunday.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, QP1

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