2009 Indianapolis 125cc FP2 Result - Smith Leads In Morning Chill

The day started overcast and cool this morning at Indianapolis, more like a morning at Donington than the heat of a Midwestern summer. Britain's Bradley Smith obviously felt right at home, going fastest in the second session of free practice for the 125 class. Spaniard Pol Espargaro was 2nd quickest, having led early on in the session, ahead of yesterday's fastest man Nicolas Terol. Championship leader Julian Simon, who had finished yesterday a lowly 9th, picked up the pace to set the 4th fastest time of the morning on Saturday. 

If Smith had felt at home in the conditions, fellow Britons Scott Redding and Danny Webb were less quick to excel, posting a 9th and 13th time respectively. Of the Americans, Cameron Beaubier could manage only the 23rd fastest time, hampered by a crash late in the session which saw his fairing trashed and discarded and Beaubier heading back to the pits on a frankly beautiful looking naked 125cc KTM. American wildcards Miles Thornton and Ben Young finished as they did yesterday, Thornton ahead of Young, the latter failing to make the qualification cut off time.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'49.251    
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'49.577 0.326 0.326
3 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'49.855 0.604 0.278
4 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'49.983 0.732 0.128
5 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'50.016 0.765 0.033
6 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'50.018 0.767 0.002
7 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'50.018 0.767 0.000
8 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'50.199 0.948 0.181
9 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'50.271 1.020 0.072
10 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'50.288 1.037 0.017
11 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'50.374 1.123 0.086
12 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'50.667 1.416 0.293
13 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'50.834 1.583 0.167
14 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'50.903 1.652 0.069
15 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'50.929 1.678 0.026
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'51.064 1.813 0.135
17 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'51.167 1.916 0.103
18 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'51.345 2.094 0.178
19 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'51.467 2.216 0.122
20 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'51.561 2.310 0.094
21 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'51.575 2.324 0.014
22 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'51.664 2.413 0.089
23 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'51.704 2.453 0.040
24 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'51.948 2.697 0.244
25 88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 1'52.010 2.759 0.062
26 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'52.131 2.880 0.121
27 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'52.821 3.570 0.690
28 5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'53.267 4.016 0.446
29 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'53.293 4.042 0.026
30 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'54.196 4.945 0.903
31 75 Miles THORNTON APRILIA 1'55.350 6.099 1.154
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'56.898
  74 Ben YOUNG APRILIA 1'58.024 8.773 2.674
Round Number: 
12
2009
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