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125cc Pole for Pol Espargaro at Indianapolis

125cc Pole for Pol Espargaro at Indianapolis

Belson Derbi´s Pol Espargaro took the second pole position of his career at Indianapolis.

Pol Espargaro will be the rider leading off the first ever World Championship race held in Indianapolis, after taking pole position in the 125cc class on Saturday afternoon.

As the American track became completely dry, the lower cylinder category riders were effectively starting from scratch in the session, and Espargaro brought his A-Game to the table to move up a massive sixteen places. The Spaniard took his Belson Derbi machine round in a time of 1´50.475, the quickest lap to date with a 125cc machine at The Brickyard.

Series leader Mike di Meglio consolidated a spot on the front row of the grid with a time just over three-tenths of a second slower than Espargaro´s marker and, having gone well in the wet on Friday, should go well whatever the weather on raceday.

Stefan Bradl equalled his best ever qualifying place with third on the grid, and put in a late contender for `save of the season´ with a miraculous avoidance of the Indiana asphalt. Having placed his hand on the ground, the Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing man somehow escaped with only a ride along the grass to show for the scare.

Danny Webb also matched his previous best, and completes the front row onboard the DeGraaf Grand Prix Aprilia.

Andrea Iannone, Nicolas Terol, Simone Corsi and Dominique Aegerter make up the second line, all under eight-tenths of a second off Espargaro´s marker.

Riding with a fractured scaphoid in his left arm, Gabor Talmacsi was finding things difficult in the qualifying session. He could only qualify fourteenth, and suffered a last lap breakdown to add to his woes.


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