2010 Jerez 125cc FP1 Result - Espargaro, Vazquez And Marquez Leave The Rest For Dead

MotoGP has returned to Jerez , and the bikes are out on track once again. First up on Friday - after the Red Bull Rookies, who are running as a support class here in Jerez - were the 125 class, where Pol Espargaro took first blood on the Tuenti Derbi, just pipping Red Bull Ajo's Marc Marquez in the dying seconds. Espargaro's teammate Efren Vazquez rounded out the top 3, while Sandro Cortese made it a clean sweep for Derbi in the top 4.

The most notable thing about the 125s, however, was the difference in times. The top three are all within a quarter of a second, but Cortese is over a second behind in 4th, and Alberto Moncayo in 8th place is fully 2 seconds behind Espargaro, and just ahead of Bancaja Aspar's Bradley Smith.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'47.327    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ DERBI 1'47.448 0.121 0.121
3 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'47.574 0.247 0.126
4 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'48.418 1.091 0.844
5 40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'48.592 1.265 0.174
6 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'49.050 1.723 0.458
7 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'49.270 1.943 0.220
8 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'49.340 2.013 0.070
9 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 1'49.449 2.122 0.109
10 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'49.615 2.288 0.166
11 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 1'49.810 2.483 0.195
12 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'50.205 2.878 0.395
13 5 Alexis MASBOU APRILIA 1'50.269 2.942 0.064
14 69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 1'50.277 2.950 0.008
15 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 1'50.348 3.021 0.071
16 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'50.555 3.228 0.207
17 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'50.746 3.419 0.191
18 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'50.765 3.438 0.019
19 84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 1'51.020 3.693 0.255
20 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 1'51.361 4.034 0.341
21 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'51.374 4.047 0.013
22 57 Isaac VINALES APRILIA 1'51.639 4.312 0.265
23 58 Joan PERELLO HONDA 1'51.643 4.316 0.004
24 39 Luis SALOM LAMBRETTA 1'51.831 4.504 0.188
25 51 Riccardo MORETTI APRILIA 1'52.072 4.745 0.241
26 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA 1'52.088 4.761 0.016
27 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN APRILIA 1'52.599 5.272 0.511
28 60 Michael VAN DER MARK APRILIA 1'53.146 5.819 0.547
29 59 Johnny ROSELL HONDA 1'53.199 5.872 0.053
30 72 Marco RAVAIOLI LAMBRETTA 1'53.270 5.943 0.071
31 80 Quentin JACQUET APRILIA 1'53.367 6.040 0.097
Round Number: 
2
2010
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Total votes: 48

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Comments

Are there any fundamental differences between the Derbis and the Aprilias, i.e., are they designed, engineered, and built entirely separately, or are they basically the same bike only with different branding?

Secondly, are the 125s at this point, for all practical purposes, just like how the 250s were, with different levels of the "Aprilia Cup" bikes, with Aprilia in total control of who gets what level of bike, or, unlike the 250s, are all the 125 Aprilias/Derbis pretty much at the same level?

Total votes: 35

As I understand it, there are no differences between the Derbis and the Aprilias, other than the name badge. It's just the Derbi teams seem to have a better handle on the bike. The Aprilia RSA is really tricky to set up, and that's hurting the Aprilia teams, but not the Derbis.

And yes, there are two levels of bike. But the problem is more about setup than anything else.

Total votes: 41