2009 Donington 125cc Qualifying Practice Result - Polesitter A Crowd Pleaser

Result and summary for the 125cc qualifying practice at Donington:

Bradley Smith took a hugely popular pole position at his home Grand Prix on Saturday, just nipping ahead of KTM's Marc Marquez in the dying seconds. Smith had contested top spot for most of the session, but had found himself constantly pipped by Pol Espargaro on the Derbi every time he took provisional pole. His last flying lap was fast enough to secure pole, and late enough not to be beaten.

Bradley Smith at Donington Grand Prix

Marquez will start from 2nd on the grid, ahead of Smith's Bancaja Aspar team mates Sergio Gadea and Julian Simon. Simon had crashed early on in the session, and had been forced to wait while the team repaired his lightly damaged bike. 

As for the other British riders, Scott Redding will start from 11th, while De Graaf's Danny Webb struggled for most of the session, finally ending up 14th. American rider Cameron Beaubier finished the session in 27th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'37.442    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'37.573 0.131 0.131
3 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'37.749 0.307 0.176
4 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'37.849 0.407 0.100
5 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'37.874 0.432 0.025
6 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'37.989 0.547 0.115
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'38.117 0.675 0.128
8 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'38.367 0.925 0.250
9 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'38.471 1.029 0.104
10 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'38.484 1.042 0.013
11 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'38.501 1.059 0.017
12 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'38.501 1.059 0.000
13 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'38.555 1.113 0.054
14 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'38.570 1.128 0.015
15 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'38.848 1.406 0.278
16 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'38.879 1.437 0.031
17 88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 1'39.081 1.639 0.202
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'39.189 1.747 0.108
19 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'39.366 1.924 0.177
20 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'39.393 1.951 0.027
21 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'39.401 1.959 0.008
22 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'39.407 1.965 0.006
23 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'39.533 2.091 0.126
24 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'40.342 2.900 0.809
25 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 1'40.382 2.940 0.040
26 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'40.456 3.014 0.074
27 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'40.509 3.067 0.053
28 5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'41.086 3.644 0.577
29 86 Karel PESEK DERBI 1'41.129 3.687 0.043
30 89 James LODGE HONDA 1'41.571 4.129 0.442
31 91 Martin GLOSSOP HONDA 1'41.778 4.336 0.207
32 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'42.080 4.638 0.302
33 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'42.426 4.984 0.346
34 90 Timothy HASTINGS HONDA 1'42.473 5.031 0.047
35 92 Paul JORDAN HONDA 1'43.393 5.951 0.920
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'44.262
  10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'45.081 7.639 1.688
Round Number: 
10
2009
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