Assen MotoGP: Bradley Smith third fastest in first free practice

Published: 26 June 2008

Britain’s Bradley Smith has finished the first 125 practice session in Assen in third place as he returns to form after breaking his foot in Catalunya.

The Polaris World Aprilia rider recorded a best lap of 1:46.160 on his 17th lap on track out of 20.

Sergio Gadea was top of the timesheets at the end of the session after recording his best lap at a 1:45.878 on his 19th lap on track.

Second was Raffaele de Rosa on the Onde 2000 KTM with a best lap of 1:45.905.

Donington Park winner Scott Redding was 20th on the Blusens Aprilia with a best lap of 1:47.229 while fellow Brit Danny Webb is absent this weekend after breaking his collarbone last Sunday at his home race.

Championship leader Mike di Meglio was down in 14th place after only managing to record a lap of 1:47.149.


Assen MotoGP 125 free practice one results:

1 Sergio GADEA SPA Bancaja Aspar Team APRILIA 1'45.878
2 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Onde 2000 KTM KTM 1'45.905
3 Bradley SMITH GBR Polaris World APRILIA 1'46.160
4 Joan OLIVE SPA Belson Derbi DERBI 1'46.310
5 Nicolas TEROL SPA Jack & Jones WRB APRILIA 1'46.312
6 Stefan BRADL GER Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing APRILIA 1'46.449
7 Simone CORSI ITA Jack & Jones WRB APRILIA 1'46.549
8 Esteve RABAT SPA Repsol KTM 125cc KTM 1'46.600
9 Stevie BONSEY USA Degraaf Grand Prix APRILIA 1'46.715
10 Gabor TALMACSI HUN Bancaja Aspar Team APRILIA 1'46.854
11 Sandro CORTESE GER Emmi - Caffe Latte APRILIA 1'46.917
12 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN ISPA KTM Aran KTM 1'47.069
13 Stefano BIANCO ITA S3+ WTR San Marino Team APRILIA 1'47.096
14 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Ajo Motorsport DERBI 1'47.149
15 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Red Bull KTM 125 KTM 1'47.169
16 Joey LITJENS NED Abbink Bos Racing SEEL 1'47.190
17 Andrea IANNONE ITA I.C. Team APRILIA 1'47.195
18 Michael RANSEDER AUT I.C. Team APRILIA 1'47.229
19 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Ajo Motorsport DERBI 1'47.384
20 Scott REDDING GBR Blusens Aprilia Junior APRILIA 1'47.603
21 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol KTM 125cc KTM 1'47.860
22 Jules CLUZEL FRA Loncin Racing LONCIN 1'48.078
23 Hugo VAN DEN BERG NED Degraaf Grand Prix APRILIA 1'48.176
24 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Blusens Aprilia Junior APRILIA 1'48.188
25 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN I.C. Team APRILIA 1'48.239
26 Pere TUTUSAUS SPA Bancaja Aspar Team APRILIA 1'48.477
27 Lorenzo ZANETTI ITA ISPA KTM Aran KTM 1'48.533
28 Roberto LACALENDOLA ITA Matteoni Racing APRILIA 1'48.591
29 Robert MURESAN ROU Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing APRILIA 1'48.636
30 Robin LASSER GER Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing APRILIA 1'48.820
31 Alexis MASBOU FRA Loncin Racing LONCIN 1'49.096
32 Michael VAN DER MARK NED Dutch Racing Team HONDA 1'49.212
33 Pablo NIETO SPA Onde 2000 KTM KTM 1'49.273
34 Robert GULL SWE Ajo Motorsports Jnr. Project DERBI 1'49.601
35 Ernst DUBBINK NED RV Racing Team HONDA 1'50.147
36 Louis ROSSI FRA FFM Honda GP 125 HONDA 1'50.810
37 Jasper IWEMA NED Abbink Bos Racing SEEL 1'52.619
38 Jerry VAN DE BUNT NED Degraaf Grand Prix APRILIA 1'53.229