Valencia 125cc MotoGP: Qualifying Results

125cc MotoGP Finale

Marc Márquez will aim to secure his first World Championship title from pole position in the 125cc class for the Valencai GP.

The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider, who leads Nico Terol by 17 points going into the last 125cc race, finished the session 0.108s ahead of his rival and the only other rider who can still claim the 125cc title.

Márquez secured his 12th pole of the 125cc season with a lap of 1’39.564, closely followed by Bancaja Aspar pair Terol (+0.108s) and Bradley Smith (+0.148s) and with Marquez’s teammate Sandro Cortese (Avant Mitsubishi Ajo) completing the front row of the starting grid for the GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana.

Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing) took top spot on the second row as the final 125cc rider under 1’40" in the session, with Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX), Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) and Luis Salom (Stipa-Molenaar Racing) inside the top eight.

Adrián Martín (Team Aeroport de Castelló), Randy Krummenacher (Stipa-Molenaar Racing), Tomoyoshi Koyama (Racing Team Germany) and Jonas Folger (Team Ongetta) will comprise row three. Brits Danny Webb (Andalucia Cajasol) and Danny Kent (Lambretta Reparto Corse) will start from 14th and 22nd respectively, with wild card entrants Taylor Mackenzie (KRP MMCG) and John McPhee (KRP Bradley Smith Racing) – who had the only fall of the session – qualifying in 29th and 31st positions respectively.

The 125cc class gets the Sunday schedule underway with warm up commencing at 8.40 a.m. local time. The 125cc race starts at 11 a.m., with Moto2 at 12.15pm and MotoGP at 2 p.m.

2010 MotoGP 125cc Qualifying Results:

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.93Marc MARQUEZSPARed Bull Ajo MotorsportDerbi226.31’39.564 
2.40Nicolas TEROLSPABancaja Aspar TeamAprilia226.61’39.6720.108 / 0.108
3.38Bradley SMITHGBRBancaja Aspar TeamAprilia222.31’39.7120.148 / 0.040
4.11Sandro CORTESEGERAvant Mitsubishi AjoDerbi222.01’39.8780.314 / 0.166
5.44Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti RacingDerbi224.41’39.9190.355 / 0.041
6.12Esteve RABATSPABlusens-STXAprilia226.31’40.4590.895 / 0.540
7.7Efren VAZQUEZSPATuenti RacingDerbi226.11’40.6151.051 / 0.156
8.39Luis SALOMSPAStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia221.41’41.3711.807 / 0.756
9.26Adrian MARTINSPAAeroport de Castello – AjoAprilia224.51’41.3781.814 / 0.007
10.35Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia217.91’41.4511.887 / 0.073
11.71Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNRacing Team GermanyAprilia221.31’41.4611.897 / 0.010
12.94Jonas FOLGERGEROngetta TeamAprilia219.21’41.8052.241 / 0.344
13.14Johann ZARCOFRAWTR San Marino TeamAprilia219.81’41.8552.291 / 0.050
14.99Danny WEBBGBRAndalucia CajasolAprilia220.61’41.9102.346 / 0.055
15.23Alberto MONCAYOSPAAndalucia CajasolAprilia223.11’41.9502.386 / 0.040
16.55Isaac VIÑALESSPACBC CorseAprilia216.31’42.3792.815 / 0.429
17.78Marcel SCHROTTERGERInterwetten Honda 125Honda215.21’42.3832.819 / 0.004
18.15Simone GROTZKYJITAFontana RacingAprilia218.51’42.6873.123 / 0.304
19.56Peter SEBESTYENHUNOngetta TeamAprilia215.11’42.7153.151 / 0.028
20.84Jakub KORNFEILCZERacing Team GermanyAprilia217.91’42.7333.169 / 0.018
21.32Lorenzo SAVADORIITAMatteoni RacingAprilia210.91’42.9413.377 / 0.208
22.52Danny KENTGBRLambretta Reparto CorseLambretta218.81’43.0833.519 / 0.142
23.31Niklas AJOFINMonlau CompeticionDerbi217.31’43.1153.551 / 0.032
24.63Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia219.61’43.2473.683 / 0.132
25.58Joan PERELLOSPASAG CastrolHonda216.01’43.4563.892 / 0.209
26.59Johnny ROSELLSPASAG CastrolHonda213.41’43.6574.093 / 0.201
27.50Sturla FAGERHAUGNORAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia218.31’44.1954.631 / 0.538
28.69Louis ROSSIFRACBC CorseAprilia215.11’44.5404.976 / 0.345
29.73Taylor MACKENZIEGBRKRP MMCGHonda216.91’44.5484.984 / 0.008
30.72Marco RAVAIOLIITALambretta Reparto CorseLambretta214.21’44.6815.117 / 0.133
31.70John McPHEEGBRKRP Bradley Smith RacingHonda216.31’45.2145.650 / 0.533
32.96Tommaso GABRIELLIITAOngetta TeamAprilia213.01’45.5936.029 / 0.379

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