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Ice cold Simón reaches fourth pole in Sachsenring

Ice cold Simón reaches fourth pole in Sachsenring

Spaniard places at head of 125cc grid for German clash.

With one of his slowest times of the weekend, Julián Simón followed up his timing screen-topping exploits in both 125cc Free Practice sessions with the quickest lap of the Sachsenring qualifying session. The Bancaja Aspar rider did so after riding round in 1’38.671 on a drenched track, just edging out teammate and title rival Bradley Smith.

The duo were out on their own as the only riders to go round in under 1’40, with Marc Marquez the closest to their times onboard the Red Bull KTM. Completing the front row for the German round of the series is home wildcard Marcel Schrotter, surprising onboard a Honda.

Nico Terol was unable to put in a late hot lap after crashing out when leading the way, and dropped down to the second row to join Alexis Masbou, Takaaki Nakagami and Efren Vazquez.

There were also falls for Danny Webb and local talent Jonas Folger in the shootout.


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