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Simón takes sixth pole of 2009

Simón takes sixth pole of 2009

Continuing his excellent work this year Julián Simón achieved his sixth pole of the current campaign in qualifying at Estoril.

As he kept up determined charge towards the 2009 125cc World Championship Julián Simón continued his dominance of the Estoril weekend on Saturday afternoon by taking pole position by a 0.540s margin.

Simón was a second quicker than all of his rivals in both sessions before qualifying and again no-one was able to get close to him in the QP outing, as he outdid the ‘best of the rest’ of the field by another clear gap.

Getting away just behind Simón on the grid will be Pol Espargaró (Derbi Racing Team), whilst Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) produced a good late lap to qualify third – as the Englishman tries to prevent his championship leading team-mate from wrapping up the title at the Grande Premio de Portugal on Sunday.

Marc Márquez (Red Bull KTM) completes the front row, whilst Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), Nico Terol (Jack & Jones Team), Sandro Cortese (Ajo Interwetten) and Simone Corsi (Fontana Racing) are all on row two.

Ongetta Team I.S.P.A. rider Andrea Iannone’s difficult recent period continued with a crash at the end of the session, as he qualified down in ninth place.


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