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Misano 125cc pole taken by Smith

Misano 125cc pole taken by Smith

Sunday’s 125cc contest at the Gran Premio Cinzano di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini will commence with Bradley Smith in pole position.

Bradley Smith set a new pole record at Misano on Saturday as he qualified at the head of the grid for the 12th 125cc race of the year, in scorching hot conditions in Rimini.

The young Englishman secured his third pole of the season with a lightning fast 1’43.727s lap, to hold off a strong challenge by his Bancaja Aspar team-mate Julián Simón, who was just 0.016s behind him.

The Aspar pair are joined on the front row by Andrea Iannone (Ongetta Team I.S.P.A.) and Nico Terol (Jack & Jones Team), who both lapped within three tenths of the pole time.

There is a strong Spanish presence on the second row, where Sergio Gadea (Bancaja Aspar), Pol Espargaró (Derbi Racing Team) and Marc Márquez (Red Bull KTM) are joined by Italian rider Simone Corsi (Fontana Racing).

Meanwhile, German pair Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and Sandro Cortese (Ajo Interwetten) completed the top ten.

Tags:
125cc, 2009, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, QP

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