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Simón on 125cc Brickyard pole

Simón on 125cc Brickyard pole

Sunday’s 125cc contest at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix will commence with standings leader Julián Simón on pole.

Julián Simón (Bancaja Aspar) took first place in qualifying on Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis as he set a new pole position record by more than a second, with a 1’49.337 hot lap around the famous American venue.

Several riders looked to be in contention with 12 competitors lapping within a second of Simón’s time, though ultimately none of them could match the runaway 125cc World Championship leader.

Lapping just behind the Bancaja Aspar rider was Germany’s Sandro Cortese (Ajo Interwetten), whose best effort came late in the session and was just 0.05s off Simón’s.

Adding to the Spanish representation on row one are last year’s race-winner Nico Terol (Jack & Jones Team) and last year’s pole man Pol Espargaró (Derbi Racing Team) in third and fourth respectively.

Britain’s Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) heads the second row, which also features Italy’s Simone Corsi (Jack & Jones Team) and two more Spaniards, Sergio Gadea (Bancaja Aspar) and Efrén Vázquez (Derbi Racing Team).

Stefan Bradl suffered a crash and was classified in 15th place as he ended up having a hand injury assessed at Clinica Mobile.


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