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Sepang 125cc MotoGP: Friday Results

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Marc Márquez picked up where he left off in the previous round of the 2010 125cc World Championship as he set the best time in Friday’s opening practice at Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider’s fastest lap of 2’14.274 left him almost four-tenths clear of second quickest Pol Espargaró.

The Tuenti Racing rider’s session got off to a difficult start when he had a crash at turn 11 inside the opening ten minutes, but it failed to affect his confidence as he eventually lapped in a time of 2’14.650.

The only other rider to get within a second of Márquez’s time was Championship leader Nico Terol (Bancaja Aspar) who was 0.510s off the lead time.

Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX) and Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) completed the top five but both have work to do to close the gap on Márquez.

Sandro Cortese (Avant Mitsubishi Ajo) was sixth fastest and avoided a high side at turn two at the end of the session, holding onto and controlling his bike admirably.

Danny Webb (Andalucia Cajasol), Randy Krummenacher (Stipa-Molenaar), Jasper Iwema (CBC Corse) and Adrián Martín (Team Aeroport de Castelló) all had crashes during the session.

Webb suffered a fracture of the first metacarpal bone in his right hand, whilst Iwema sustained a ligament injury in his right thumb. Both underwent further medical check-ups following the session.

The riders return to the track at 9 a.m. local time on Saturday morning, when the 125cc second practice is scheduled to start.

 

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi 219.2 2’14.274  
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 219.6 2’14.650 0.376 / 0.376
3 40 Nicolas TEROL SPA Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 220.9 2’14.784 0.510 / 0.134
4 12 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX Aprilia 219.1 2’15.317 1.043 / 0.533
5 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 220.0 2’15.479 1.205 / 0.162
6 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Avant Mitsubishi Ajo Derbi 214.6 2’15.503 1.229 / 0.024
7 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 221.4 2’15.568 1.294 / 0.065
8 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 217.9 2’15.953 1.679 / 0.385
9 39 Luis SALOM SPA Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 221.3 2’15.991 1.717 / 0.038
10 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Ongetta Team Aprilia 214.4 2’16.204 1.930 / 0.213
11 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Racing Team Germany Aprilia 217.5 2’17.021 2.747 / 0.817
12 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 219.4 2’17.111 2.837 / 0.090
13 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Fontana Racing Aprilia 218.4 2’17.130 2.856 / 0.019
14 99 Danny WEBB GBR Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 216.2 2’17.331 3.057 / 0.201
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Racing Team Germany Aprilia 213.8 2’17.407 3.133 / 0.076
16 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 212.4 2’17.444 3.170 / 0.037
17 78 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Interwetten Honda 125 Honda 213.3 2’17.453 3.179 / 0.009
18 14 Johann ZARCO FRA WTR San Marino Team Aprilia 213.1 2’17.654 3.380 / 0.201
19 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA Aeroport de Castello – Ajo Aprilia 217.3 2’18.104 3.830 / 0.450
20 53 Jasper IWEMA NED CBC Corse Aprilia 214.7 2’18.485 4.211 / 0.381
21 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG NOR AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 211.3 2’19.357 5.083 / 0.872
22 52 Danny KENT GBR Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 210.6 2’19.574 5.300 / 0.217
23 69 Louis ROSSI FRA CBC Corse Aprilia 211.9 2’19.711 5.437 / 0.137
24 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI ITA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 210.6 2’19.808 5.534 / 0.097
25 72 Marco RAVAIOLI ITA Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 209.1 2’19.852 5.578 / 0.044
26 87 Luca MARCONI ITA Ongetta Team Aprilia 214.8 2’20.179 5.905 / 0.327
  96 Tommaso GABRIELLI ITA Ongetta Team Aprilia 209.3 2’24.688 10.414 / 4.509
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