Dutch MotoGP: Mattia Pasini takes provisional pole for 125s in Assen

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Mattia Pasini has taken provisional pole for the 125 category at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen.

The Italian recorded a best lap of 1:45.603 on his Aprilia with less than five minutes remaining of the session. He had put in a best time just minutes before but then knocked almost half a second off to top the timesheets once again.

Lukas Pesek was praying time would be on his side after posting his fastest lap with nine minutes to go. The Czech rider’s best time was a 1:45.783. 

The man leading the session going in to the final 10 minutes was Simone Corsi, who finished up in third place. His best lap on his Aprilia was a 1:46.198.

Britain’s lone rider, after Bradley Smith’s injuries sustained in this morning’s free practice, Danny Webb recorded a 1:49.322. The Honda rider, although visibly slower than the top guys, knocked almost three seconds off his best time of this morning.


MotoGP 125 qualifying one results:

1 Mattia PASINI ITA APRILIA 1'45.603
2 Lukas PESEK CZE DERBI 1'45.783
3 Simone CORSI ITA APRILIA 1'46.198
4 Sergio GADEA SPA APRILIA 1'46.204
5 Sandro CORTESE GER APRILIA 1'46.216
6 Gabor TALMACSI HUN APRILIA 1'46.416
7 Hector FAUBEL SPA APRILIA 1'46.853
8 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA APRILIA 1'46.946
9 Stefan BRADL GER APRILIA 1'46.999
10 Michael RANSEDER AUT DERBI 1'47.021
11 Joan OLIVE SPA APRILIA 1'47.260
12 Nicolas TEROL SPA DERBI 1'47.275
13 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN KTM 1'47.344
14 Lorenzo ZANETTI ITA APRILIA 1'47.400
15 Pablo NIETO SPA APRILIA 1'47.454
16 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA HONDA 1'47.568
17 Pol ESPARGARO SPA APRILIA 1'47.665
18 Stefano BIANCO ITA APRILIA 1'47.841
19 Esteve RABAT SPA HONDA 1'47.848
20 Alexis MASBOU FRA HONDA 1'47.972
21 Robert MURESAN ROU DERBI 1'48.028
22 Joey LITJENS NED HONDA 1'48.248
23 Roberto TAMBURINI ITA APRILIA 1'48.303
24 Steve BONSEY USA KTM 1'48.617
25 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI KTM 1'48.703
26 Enrique JEREZ SPA HONDA 1'48.719
27 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA APRILIA 1'49.061
28 Dominique AEGERTER SWI APRILIA 1'49.113
29 Federico SANDI ITA APRILIA 1'49.134
30 Daniel WEBB GBR HONDA 1'49.322
31 Roy POUW NED APRILIA 1'50.025
32 Hugo VAN DEN BERG NED APRILIA 1'50.244
33 Jasper IWEMA NED HONDA 1'50.292
34 Patrick vd WAARSENBUR NED HONDA 1'51.225
35 Ferry STOFFER NED HONDA 1'52.407
36 Philipp EITZINGER AUT HONDA 1'52.862

 

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