Assen MotoGP: Bradley Smith to start from second in 125GP

Published: 27 June 2008

Britain’s Bradley Smith will start tomorrow’s Assen 125GP from second on the grid after cold conditions at the Netherland’s circuit failed to change the majority of the grid from yesterday’s first qualifying session.

Smith was seventh in this afternoon’s session, but it was yesterday’s best time of 1:45.873 that sees him line up beside pole man and fellow Aprilia rider Simone Corsi.

Joan Olive and Mike di Meglio make up the rest of the front row on their Derbi’s and France’s di Meglio was one of several riders to crash out of this afternoon’s session unhurt.

Donington Park winner Scott Redding put in an impressive performance in the second qualifying session and was the fastest rider out on track in the second qualifying session. Although the 15-year-old did not improve on his already great sixth place, he reminded the field what he did just five days ago.

Only nine riders of the 38 managed to improve on their first qualifying session times.

Assen MotoGP 125 qualifying two results:

1 Scott REDDING GBR Blusens Aprilia Junior APRILIA 1'46.291
2 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Ajo Motorsport DERBI 1'46.400
3 Stevie BONSEY USA Degraaf Grand Prix APRILIA 1'46.714
4 Nicolas TEROL SPA Jack & Jones WRB APRILIA 1'46.745
5 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol KTM 125cc KTM 1'46.863
6 Sandro CORTESE GER Emmi - Caffe Latte APRILIA 1'46.940
7 Bradley SMITH GBR Polaris World APRILIA 1'46.953
8 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Red Bull KTM 125 KTM 1'47.101
9 Esteve RABAT SPA Repsol KTM 125cc KTM 1'47.155
10 Simone CORSI ITA Jack & Jones WRB APRILIA 1'47.215
11 Sergio GADEA SPA Bancaja Aspar Team APRILIA 1'47.309
12 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Onde 2000 KTM KTM 1'47.325
13 Joan OLIVE SPA Belson Derbi DERBI 1'47.365
14 Stefan BRADL GER Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing APRILIA 1'47.465
15 Andrea IANNONE ITA I.C. Team APRILIA 1'47.526
16 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN I.C. Team APRILIA 1'47.564
17 Joey LITJENS NED Abbink Bos Racing SEEL 1'47.670
18 Pablo NIETO SPA Onde 2000 KTM KTM 1'47.716
19 Gabor TALMACSI HUN Bancaja Aspar Team APRILIA 1'47.785
20 Alexis MASBOU FRA Loncin Racing LONCIN 1'47.795
21 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Blusens Aprilia Junior APRILIA 1'47.807
22 Stefano BIANCO ITA S3+ WTR San Marino Team APRILIA 1'47.878
23 Pere TUTUSAUS SPA Bancaja Aspar Team APRILIA 1'47.918
24 Lorenzo ZANETTI ITA ISPA KTM Aran KTM 1'47.951
25 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN ISPA KTM Aran KTM 1'47.995
26 Roberto LACALENDOLA ITA Matteoni Racing APRILIA 1'48.037
27 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Ajo Motorsport DERBI 1'48.038
28 Jules CLUZEL FRA Loncin Racing LONCIN 1'48.154
29 Michael RANSEDER AUT I.C. Team APRILIA 1'48.250
30 Hugo VAN DEN BERG NED Degraaf Grand Prix APRILIA 1'49.211
31 Robin LASSER GER Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing APRILIA 1'49.467
32 Michael VAN DER MARK NED Dutch Racing Team HONDA 1'49.816
33 Robert MURESAN ROU Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing APRILIA 1'49.983
34 Louis ROSSI FRA FFM Honda GP 125 HONDA 1'49.995
35 Ernst DUBBINK NED RV Racing Team HONDA 1'50.126
36 Robert GULL SWE Ajo Motorsports Jnr. Project DERBI 1'50.598
37 Jerry VAN DE BUNT NED Degraaf Grand Prix APRILIA 1'52.277
38 Jasper IWEMA NED Abbink Bos Racing SEEL 1'52.703