2009 Le Mans 125cc FP1 Result - The Usual Suspects

Result of the first session of free practice for the 125 class at Le Mans:

Practice started on a damp track, the overnight rain not yet having cleared, but the sun and wind soon dried out the track, leaving only a couple of puddles, one of which caught Nico Terol out, crashing as he passed under the Dunlop Bridge, the shade just enough to leave standing water.

The usual suspects ended the session on top, Andrea Iannone leading the Aspar bikes of Julian Simon and Sergio Gadea. Bradley Smith struggled for some of the session, before finishing in 5th spot, while fellow Brits Scott Redding and Danny Webb finished in 11th and 16th respectively. American Cameron Beaubier was two places behind in 18th.

The Haojue bikes continue to struggle, neither Michi Ranseder nor Matthew Hoyle managing to qualify. The paddock also welcomed a female rider, French wildcard rider Ornella Ongaro. Ongaro was just outside the qualifying time, but should be able to find enough to get on the grid. Ongaro is the first of a pair of female wildcards in world championship series, with Melissa Paris due to run at Miller Motorsports park as a wildcard in two weeks' time.

Results of FP1:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'45.258    
2 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'45.469 0.211 0.211
3 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'45.486 0.228 0.017
4 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'46.061 0.803 0.575
5 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'46.087 0.829 0.026
6 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'46.181 0.923 0.094
7 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'46.205 0.947 0.024
8 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'46.380 1.122 0.175
9 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'46.439 1.181 0.059
10 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'46.626 1.368 0.187
11 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'46.675 1.417 0.049
12 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'46.803 1.545 0.128
13 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'47.033 1.775 0.230
14 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'47.073 1.815 0.040
15 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'47.179 1.921 0.106
16 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'47.252 1.994 0.073
17 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'47.310 2.052 0.058
18 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'47.644 2.386 0.334
19 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'48.119 2.861 0.475
20 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'48.275 3.017 0.156
21 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'48.616 3.358 0.341
22 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'48.669 3.411 0.053
23 5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'48.858 3.600 0.189
24 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'48.913 3.655 0.055
25 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG KTM 1'49.063 3.805 0.150
26 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'49.207 3.949 0.144
27 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'49.397 4.139 0.190
28 36 Cyril CARRILLO HONDA 1'49.415 4.157 0.018
29 52 Steven LE COQUEN HONDA 1'50.034 4.776 0.619
30 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 1'50.902 5.644 0.868
31 48 Gregory DI CARLO HONDA 1'51.311 6.053 0.409
32 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'52.299 7.041 0.988
33 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'52.452 7.194 0.153
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'52.626
  49 Ornella ONGARO HONDA 1'52.801 7.543 0.349
  66 Matthew HOYLE HAOJUE 1'55.820 10.562 3.019
  88 Michael RANSEDER HAOJUE 2'02.353 17.095 6.533

 

Round Number: 
4
2009
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