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Talmacsi signs off with Valencia pole position

Talmacsi signs off with Valencia pole position

2007 World Champion takes pole for final 125cc race before 250cc move.

Gabor Talmacsi will start his final 125cc race from pole position on Sunday in Valencia, after putting down the fastest time of the second lower cylinder category qualifying session. The Hungarian was just under two-tenths of a second ahead of Bancaja Aspar teammate Sergio Gadea as he clocked a quickest lap of 1´41.451, giving him a fourth pole of the season.

The 2007 World Champion could easily have been relegated to the second row in the final moments of the session, with a host of riders upping their pace as the clock ran down. The Hungarian´s sixteenth lap of the Valencia circuit eventually provided the definitive time, permitting him a repeat of his pole from last year.

Home rider Gadea had also left his best until last, and returned to the front row for the first time since the British round of the series back in June. Provisional poleman Simone Corsi consolidated his top four start, joined by local boy and Jack&Jones WRB teammate Nico Terol on the first line.

Sepang race runner-up Bradley Smith heads row two, alongside Stevie Bonsey, new World Champion Mike di Meglio and Andrea Iannone, who had led the way for much of the session.

The red flag was briefly shown ten minutes in, due to a nasty crash suffered by Belson Derbi´s Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard was briefly knocked out by a fall over the front of his machine, and was taken to the medical centre for examination.


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