2009 Valencia 125cc QP Result - Pole Settled By Four Thousandths

Results of Qualifying Practice for the 125cc class:

Julian Simon capped his championship year with pole position in the final qualifying session of the season. The Bancaja Aspar rider faced some stiff opposition, though, as his team mate Bradley Smith found the speed he had been missing in the morning to lead for much of qualifying. Only in the last 15 minutes did Simon take over the lead to clinch pole, holding off a very tough challenge by Simone Corsi, the Italian getting within four thousandths of a second. Smith will start from 3rd on the grid, while Marc Marquez completes the front row.

The session was full of incident for the other British riders, Danny Webb crashing heavily and breaking bones in his right foot, to match his already broken left foot. Scott Redding ran off the track once, then crashed later on, and was lucky to escape injury when Sturla Fagerhaug slid off as Redding sat in the gravel, the Norwegian's KTM just missing Redding.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'41.472    
2 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'41.476 0.004 0.004
3 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'41.830 0.358 0.354
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'41.991 0.519 0.161
5 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'42.033 0.561 0.042
6 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'42.092 0.620 0.059
7 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 1'42.111 0.639 0.019
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'42.162 0.690 0.051
9 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'42.233 0.761 0.071
10 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'42.246 0.774 0.013
11 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'42.307 0.835 0.061
12 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'42.495 1.023 0.188
13 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'42.556 1.084 0.061
14 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'42.648 1.176 0.092
15 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'42.767 1.295 0.119
16 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'42.769 1.297 0.002
17 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'42.823 1.351 0.054
18 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'42.874 1.402 0.051
19 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'42.913 1.441 0.039
20 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'42.948 1.476 0.035
21 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'43.176 1.704 0.228
22 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'43.441 1.969 0.265
23 88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 1'43.691 2.219 0.250
24 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'44.081 2.609 0.390
25 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 1'44.247 2.775 0.166
26 95 Joan PERELLO HONDA 1'44.264 2.792 0.017
27 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'44.267 2.795 0.003
28 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'44.284 2.812 0.017
29 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'44.326 2.854 0.042
30 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG KTM 1'44.634 3.162 0.308
31 21 Jakub KORNFEIL LONCIN 1'44.979 3.507 0.345
32 76 Ivan MAESTRO APRILIA 1'45.136 3.664 0.157
33 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'45.530 4.058 0.394
34 42 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'45.575 4.103 0.045
35 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'47.151 5.679 1.576
  19 Quentin JACQUET APRILIA      
Round Number: 
17
2009
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