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Corsi takes provisional 125cc pole in Valencia

Corsi takes provisional 125cc pole in Valencia

Jack&Jones WRB´s Simone Corsi pencilled his name in for pole at the Valencia circuit.

Aiming for his fourth pole position of the 2008 campaign –and second place in the overall standings- Simone Corsi got off on the right track in the wet at Valencia with the provisional 125cc top spot. The Italian recorded a time of 1´59.809 in the first qualifying session for the Gran Premio Parts Europe de la Comunitat Valenciana, an outing that took place on a soaking circuit.

Jack&Jones WRB rider Corsi was just over a tenth of a second faster than nearest rival Lorenzo Zanetti, as the ISPA Aran KTM rider once again proved to be adept at tackling a wet track. Stopping the clock at dead on 2´00, Stevie Bonsey was third quickest in the session, despite a crash late on in the session that saw him hanging onto his DeGraaf Grand Prix Aprilia as it rode through the gravel.

Dominique Aegerter placed fourth, with Bonsey´s teammate Danny Webb showing the same kind of qualifying form that took him to an eventually ill-fated front row last weekend in Malaysia.

Home rider Nico Terol was also in the top ten, ahead of Hugo van den Berg, Joan Olive, Raffaele de Rosa and Robin Lasser. 2007 World Champion Gabor Talmacsi finished the session eleventh fastest, whilst new titlist Mike di Meglio languished in 25th after a crash.


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