Qatar MotoGP: Bradley Smith qualifies second

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Brit Bradley Smith will start the first 125GP race of 2009 from second on the grid after team-mate Julian Simon bumped him off top spot.

Fellow Brits Scott Redding and Danny Webb qualified 11th and 13th respectively, both Brits having a relatively quiet qualifying session. Matt Hoyle qualified 31st for his first 125GP.

Aprilia riders Andrea Iannone and Nicolas Terol round out the first row in third and fourth.

1. Simon (Aprilia) 2min 6.974sec
2. Smith (Aprilia) +0.133sec
3. Iannone (Aprilia) +0.614sec
4. Terol (Aprilia) +0.807sec
5. Cortese (Derbi) +0.861sec
6. Gadea (Aprilia) +1.173sec
7. Bradl (Aprilia) +1.174sec
8. Espargaro (Derbi) +1.406sec
9. Marquez (KTM) +1.443sec
10. Folger (Aprilia) +1.450sec

11. Redding (Aprilia) +1.707sec

13. Webb (Aprilia) +1.997sec
31. Hoyle (Haojue) +8.612sec

Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer