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Espargaró pushing for pole with lead FP2 time

Espargaró pushing for pole with lead FP2 time

The Tuenti Racing rider was again the fastest 125cc rider in the second practice session at Jerez, with Márquez and Terol hot on his trail.

Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing) was again the pace man in 125cc free practice at the Gran Premio bwin de España on Saturday morning, as he led the times in the second session ahead of afternoon qualifying.

Shaving 0.129s off his time from Friday’s practice, Espargaró’s best lap of 1’47.198 placed him just over a tenth of a second ahead of closest rival Marc Márquez (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), also on a Derbi bike, with Nico Terol (Bancaja Aspar) completing an all-Spanish top three for the session at a fraction under 0.3s off the lead time.

Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) was the fourth fastest of the session as he made an improvement, and Sandro Cortese (Avant Mitsubishi Ajo) completed the top five and was the final rider to get within a second of Espargaró’s impressive time.

Two more Spaniards followed in Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX) and Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing), with Randy Krummenacher (Stipa-Molenaar Racing), Alberto Moncayo (Andalucia Cajasol) and Johann Zarco (WTR San Marino Team) all inside the top ten times as well.

There were crashes for Alexis Masbou (Team Ongetta), who lost the front end of his bike but was immediately back on track, and Luis Salom (Lambretta Reparto Corse), whose session was ended early by his fall. Jonas Folger (Team Ongetta) also saw his session curtailed as engine problems cut short his time on track.

125cc, 2010, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, FP2

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