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Talmacsi confirms third consecutive pole position

Talmacsi confirms third consecutive pole position

2007 125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi continued his pole position run in Misano.

Gabor Talmacsi racked up his third pole position in as many races with a superb qualifying run at Misano, never conceding the provisional pole taken in the opening timed session on Friday.

The reigning 125cc World Champion kept improving right until the end of the Saturday afternoon run, with a 1´43.729 lap on his final run holding off second fastest rider Bradley Smith.

Polaris World rider Smith was just under two tenths of a second slower than Bancaja Aspar man Talmacsi, as he took his eighth front row spot of the season. The Briton was onboard the Aprilia machine used by racewinner Mattia Pasini at Misano last year.

Talmacsi is something of the odd man out on the front row, the only rider over the age of 18 to place in the top four. Belson Derbi and Blusens Aprilia teenagers Pol Espargaro and Scott Redding line up alongside Talmacsi and Smith on the first line.

The top two riders in the World Championship will be side-by-side on the second row, with Simone Corsi and Mike di Meglio in fifth and sixth, respectively. Sandro Cortese and Marc Marquez complete the line.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, QP2

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