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Rain halts dry setup work in first 125cc session

Rain halts dry setup work in first 125cc session

Opening free practice at Sachsenring –topped by Julián Simón- hit by shower at midway point.

It took just half an hour for rain to hit the Sachsenring on Friday afternoon, provoking an early trip back to the garage for the 125cc riders.

With the expectation that more showers will come down over the course of the weekend, a selection of riders went back out on a soaking track before the end of the session, but nobody was ever going to beat the 1’28.594 lap put down by Julián Simón at the dry beginning of the afternoon.

Marc Marquez was second in the run, 0.671 behind the Bancaja Aspar rider, whilst title challenger Bradley Smith was a further 0.158 back. The only other rider within a second of Simón’s time was Nico Terol, Jack&Jones WRB’s form rider of recent races.

The lower cylinder class competitors will hope to be able to continue work on their dry settings on Saturday morning, when they will undertake a second free practice session for the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

Tags:
125cc, 2009, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, FP1

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