Valencia MotoGP: Hector Faubel takes provisional pole for final 125 race of the season

Published: 02 November 2007

Hector Faubel jumped to the top of the timesheets in the dying second of the first qualifying practice in Valencia this afternoon to take provisional pole for the last 125 race of the season.

The Aprilia rider led early on after recording a 1:41.522 on his second lap out on the Spanish track before Gabor Talmacsi went top with a 1:40.648.

And so the battle continued between the Aprilia pair as Hector Faubel was back in the lead on his fourth lap with a 1:40.567. 

Home rider Faubel improved with a 1:40.490 after 11 minutes before Gabor Talmacsi moved back to the top of the timesheets just at the half way mark with a 1:39.874. He was to be the first rider to dip under the 1min 40sec mark.

Hector Faubel took a brief trip to the gravel trap with just over nine minutes remaining but was able to get going again.

Gabor Talmacsi improved his time with just a minute to go with a 1:39.644.

Hector Faubel knocked Talmacsi off the top of the timesheets with his final lap in the dying seconds with his 1:39.498.

Honda rider Bradley Smith finished the session in 15th place with a best time of 1:41.054. He had been sitting in 10th place for some time on 1:41.684 after 12 minutes.

Britain’s Danny Webb’s 1:43.641 early on saw him in 11th. He finished the session in 26th place with a better time of 1:42.467.


Valencia MotoGP 125 qualifying practice one results:

1 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bancaja Aspar APRILIA 1'39.498
2 14 Gabor TALMACSI HUN Bancaja Aspar APRILIA 1'39.644
3 33 Sergio GADEA SPA Bancaja Aspar APRILIA 1'39.745
4 24 Simone CORSI ITA Skilled Racing Team APRILIA 1'40.000
5 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Polaris World APRILIA 1'40.256
6 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Emmi - Caffe Latte Aprilia APRILIA 1'40.443
7 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Valsir Seedorf Derbi DERBI 1'40.444
8 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Valsir Seedorf Derbi DERBI 1'40.644
9 22 Pablo NIETO SPA Blusens Aprilia APRILIA 1'40.894
10 12 Esteve RABAT SPA Repsol Honda 125cc HONDA 1'40.916
11 7 Alexis MASBOU FRA FFM Honda GP 125 HONDA 1'40.999
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Belson Campetella Aprilia APRILIA 1'41.018
13 6 Joan OLIVE SPA Polaris World APRILIA 1'41.026
14 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Red Bull KTM 125 KTM 1'41.032
15 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Repsol Honda 125cc HONDA 1'41.054
16 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA WTR No Alcol Team APRILIA 1'41.344
17 27 Stefano BIANCO ITA WTR No Alcol Team APRILIA 1'41.496
18 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Kopron Team Scot HONDA 1'41.528
19 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI ITA Team Sicilia APRILIA 1'41.533
20 51 Stevie BONSEY USA Red Bull KTM 125 KTM 1'41.600
21 60 Michael RANSEDER AUT Ajo Motorsport DERBI 1'41.711
22 35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Multimedia Racing APRILIA 1'41.727
23 34 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Red Bull KTM 125 KTM 1'41.778
24 98 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Red Bull MotoGP Academy HONDA 1'42.062
25 17 Stefan BRADL GER Blusens Aprilia APRILIA 1'42.167
26 99 Danny WEBB GBR De Graaf Grand Prix HONDA 1'42.467
27 30 Pere TUTUSAUS SPA FMCV - Team Machado APRILIA 1'42.601
28 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Multimedia Racing APRILIA 1'42.615
29 95 Robert MURESAN ROU Ajo Motorsport DERBI 1'43.024
30 13 Dino LOMBARDI ITA Kopron Team Scot HONDA 1'43.075
31 78 Daniel SAEZ SPA Quinto Almoradi APRILIA 1'43.146
32 76 Ivan MAESTRO SPA Ascat. Madrid Team APRILIA 1'43.179
33 53 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Multimedia Racing APRILIA 1'43.276
34 20 Roberto TAMBURINI ITA Team Sicilia APRILIA 1'43.316
35 79 Ferruccio LAMBORGHINI ITA Skilled Racing Team APRILIA 1'43.335
36 37 Joey LITJENS NED De Graaf Grand Prix HONDA 1'43.581
37 40 Alen GYORFI HUN SuperBike Gyorsasagi M.S.E. APRILIA 1'44.691

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