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Zanetti takes shock 125cc provisional pole at Indianapolis

Zanetti takes shock 125cc provisional pole at Indianapolis

The provisional pole position for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix went to Italian youngster Lorenzo Zanetti on Friday.

Lorenzo Zanetti´s was the surprise name at the top of the 125cc timing screen at the end of the opening qualifying session for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, with the Italian grabbing provisional pole courtesy of a 1´58.491 lap.

In tricky conditions of persistent rain and ample track spray, the ISPA KTM Aran rider made a strong showing at the latest circuit to be added to the World Championship calendar. If he holds onto the provisional top spot on Saturday it will be an astonishing result for the man who has a highest grid position of 19th (at Assen) this season.

Zanetti was just under four-tenths of a second faster than Blusens Aprilia´s Scott Redding in the session, with Andrea Iannone –quickest in Free Practice 1- joining the top three. Wet weather expert and series leader Mike di Meglio completes the provisional front row.

The second line of attack for the Indianapolis date has Marc Marquez´ name pencilled at its head, with the Repsol KTM rider set to line up alongside Sandro Cortese, Stefan Bradl and Bradley Smith should things remain the same.

There were crashes in the session for Raffaele de Rosa and Gabor Talmacsi, with the latter not reemerging for further work after tumbling out on his fifth lap. The Hungarian is in the running for a fourth consecutive pole position, but could only place eleventh on Friday.


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