2010 Sachsenring 125cc Qualifying Practice Result - Late Lap Produces Crushing Pole Time

Results and summary of Qualifying Practice for the 125cc class:

Marc Marquez' domination of the 125cc class continues at the Sachsenring, the Red Bull Derbi rider taking pole for Sunday's race in very convincing fashion. Marquez had been pushed hard for the pole by Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro, swapping the lead throughout the session, but Espargaro cold not respond to Marquez' blistering lap, getting caught up in traffic in the final minutes of practice. Espargaro finished practice over half a second behind Marquez, though he was probably capable of more.

The gap behind the two Spaniards was significant. Bradley Smith would normally be pleased with the 3rd fastest time and a spot on the front row, but the Bancaja Aspar rider is nearly eight tenths off Espargaro, and over 1.3 seconds behind Marquez. Local rider Sandro Cortese - the German rider with the Italian name - rounds out the front row, less than a hundredth of a second behind Smith.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ DERBI 1'26.053    
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'26.596 0.543 0.543
3 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'27.378 1.325 0.782
4 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'27.387 1.334 0.009
5 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'27.480 1.427 0.093
6 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'27.647 1.594 0.167
7 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 1'27.824 1.771 0.177
8 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'28.069 2.016 0.245
9 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'28.075 2.022 0.006
10 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'28.324 2.271 0.249
11 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'28.499 2.446 0.175
12 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 1'28.720 2.667 0.221
13 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'28.826 2.773 0.106
14 5 Alexis MASBOU APRILIA 1'28.854 2.801 0.028
15 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 1'28.975 2.922 0.121
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 1'29.054 3.001 0.079
17 15 Simone GROTZKYJ APRILIA 1'29.091 3.038 0.037
18 68 Toni FINSTERBUSCH KTM 1'29.225 3.172 0.134
19 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 1'29.397 3.344 0.172
20 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN APRILIA 1'29.506 3.453 0.109
21 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'29.577 3.524 0.071
22 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA 1'29.819 3.766 0.242
23 60 Michael VAN DER MARK LAMBRETTA 1'29.868 3.815 0.049
24 69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 1'30.123 4.070 0.255
25 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'30.138 4.085 0.015
26 61 Daniel KARTHEININGER KTM 1'30.476 4.423 0.338
27 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'30.634 4.581 0.158
28 85 Eric HUBSCH APRILIA 1'30.656 4.603 0.022
29 62 Marvin FRITZ HONDA 1'31.502 5.449 0.846
30 86 Kevin HANUS HONDA 1'31.519 5.466 0.017
31 72 Marco RAVAIOLI LAMBRETTA 1'31.703 5.650 0.184
  40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA      
Round Number: 
8
2010
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Comments

A 26.053 would have him in 5th in the morning Moto 2 session. I wonder where it would end up after Moto 2 qualifing. I guess we will find out soon enough.

The time Marc Marquez posted would have put him 10th on the Moto 2 grid.
Pretty Impressive!

It's all corners and a couple of squirts. But Marquez is living up to his earlier hype as he matures. Someone mentioned he's a midget. As I understand he's been doing a bit of growing this year so his racing bio is out of date. A wise manufacturer will dangle a multi year big bike contract at him for 2011. Then again he's not a circus clown - that might make it a little more difficult.