2010-malaysia-125cc-motogp-qualifying-results

Sepang 125 GP

Marc Márquez’s tenth pole position of the season was secured in the 125cc session as the Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider laid down a best lap of 2’13.398 at Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The 17 year-old, who trails Championship leader Nico Terol by just six points going into Sunday’s race, was 0.293s faster than second placed Bradley Smith.

The British rider had looked to be on course for his third pole of the campaign as he led towards the climax of the session, but Márquez first posted a time just five-thousandths of a second better than that of the Bancaja Aspar man before improving to end up almost three-tenths clear.

Smith’s team-mate Terol was third at 0.706s off Márquez’s time with Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing) completing a familiar-looking front row of the grid for Sunday’s race.

Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing), Sandro Cortese (Avant Mitsubishi Ajo), Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX) and Luis Salom (Stipa-Molenaar Racing) secured second-row berths, with Tomoyoshi Koyama (Racing Team Germany), Randy Krummenacher (Stipa-Molenaar Racing), Johann Zarco (WTR San Marino Team) and Danny Webb (Andalucia Cajasol) making up the third line of the grid.

Young Brit Danny Kent (Lambretta Reparto Corse), in only his third GP this season, qualified in an impressive 13th position.

There was a crash during the session for local rider Khairuddin Zulfahmi (AirAsia – Sepang International Circuit Team) who was avoided well by the following Márquez, whilst Simone Grotzkyj (Fontana Racing) also fell towards the end.

The 125cc race gets the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix race day schedule underway at 1 p.m. local time on Sunday.

1. 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi 223.7 2’13.398
2. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 218.4 2’13.691 0.293 / 0.293
3. 40 Nicolas TEROL SPA Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 218.6 2’14.104 0.706 / 0.413
4. 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 223.1 2’14.105 0.707 / 0.001
5. 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 221.9 2’14.415 1.017 / 0.310
6. 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Avant Mitsubishi Ajo Derbi 218.6 2’14.551 1.153 / 0.136
7. 12 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX Aprilia 220.0 2’14.772 1.374 / 0.221
8. 39 Luis SALOM SPA Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 219.2 2’15.494 2.096 / 0.722
9. 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Racing Team Germany Aprilia 218.7 2’15.541 2.143 / 0.047
10. 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 215.5 2’15.967 2.569 / 0.426
11. 14 Johann ZARCO FRA WTR San Marino Team Aprilia 212.8 2’16.150 2.752 / 0.183
12. 99 Danny WEBB GBR Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 215.5 2’16.286 2.888 / 0.136
13. 52 Danny KENT GBR Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 210.8 2’16.392 2.994 / 0.106
14. 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 220.0 2’16.543 3.145 / 0.151
15. 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA Aeroport de Castello – Ajo Aprilia 223.3 2’16.706 3.308 / 0.163
16. 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Fontana Racing Aprilia 216.0 2’17.151 3.753 / 0.445
17. 69 Louis ROSSI FRA CBC Corse Aprilia 213.6 2’17.154 3.756 / 0.003
18. 78 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Interwetten Honda 125 Honda 215.0 2’17.268 3.870 / 0.114
19. 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Racing Team Germany Aprilia 213.2 2’17.441 4.043 / 0.173
20. 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI ITA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 210.4 2’17.802 4.404 / 0.361
21. 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG NOR AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 210.3 2’17.878 4.480 / 0.076
22. 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 209.9 2’17.896 4.498 / 0.018
23. 72 Marco RAVAIOLI ITA Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 209.6 2’17.953 4.555 / 0.057
24. 53 Jasper IWEMA NED CBC Corse Aprilia 212.3 2’18.515 5.117 / 0.562
25. 87 Luca MARCONI ITA Ongetta Team Aprilia 212.7 2’19.444 6.046 / 0.929
26. 96 Tommaso GABRIELLI ITA Ongetta Team Aprilia 210.8 2’21.190 7.792 / 1.746
94 Jonas FOLGER GER Ongetta Team Aprilia