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Smith finishes as Friday’s fastest in Valencia

Smith finishes as Friday’s fastest in Valencia

The Bancaja Aspar rider led the second 125cc practice at Valencia, with title hopefuls Marc Márquez and Nico Terol completing the top three.

Bradley Smith’s best lap of 1’40.116 in the second practice at Valencia made the Bancaja Aspar rider the quickest of the 125cc class on Friday, as he beat Marc Márquez to top spot on the timesheet by 0.103s.

Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider Márquez and his only remaining title rival Nico Terol (Bancaja Aspar) were separated by 0.295s in the session, as the latter showed no repeat signs of the engine problems that had marked his first practice earlier in the day.

Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) and Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing) completed the top five and were the final two riders to get within a second of Smith. They were also the last two riders to break the 1’41” barrier for the day.

Sandro Cortese (Avant Mitsubishi Ajo), Adrián Martín (Team Aeroport de Castelló), Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX), Johann Zarco (WTR San Marino Team) and Luis Salom (Stipa-Molenaar Racing) completed the top ten. Tommaso Gabrielli (Ongetta Team) had a crash early on and completed just four laps in the session.

The third and final practice for the 125cc class will take place at 9.05am local time on Saturday morning.


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