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125: Marquez claims Indy pole

125cc title leader Marc Marquez, who has dislocated both shoulders this season - most recently last time out at Brno - showed no signs of weakness as he claimed his seventh pole of the year at Indianapolis on Saturday.

Marquez exchanged pole with Nico Terol in the closing minutes, but the Ajo Red Bull Derbi rider decided the contest by bursting 0.479sec clear of the Aspar Aprilia rider with three minutes to go.

Terol, winner at Brno, couldn't gain ground in the remaining minutes but was in turn 0.423sec in front of team-mate Bradley Smith, with Sandro Cortese completing the front row and the final rider within one-second of Marquez.

Second in the championship Pol Espargaro fell from his Tuenti Derbi early in the 40-minute session and could only qualify in fifth - marking the first time this season the Spaniard hasn't started on the front row.

Danny Webb recovered from a rough early highside to claim eleventh place.

Qualifying - Indianapolis:

1. Marquez (Derbi) 1m 48.124s
2. Terol (Aprilia) +0.479s
3. Smith (Aprilia) +0.902s
4. Cortese (Derbi) +0.986s
5. Espargaro (Derbi) +1.540s
6. Vazquez (Derbi) +1.645s
7. Salom (Aprilia) +1.814s
8. Zarco (Aprilia) +1.886s
9. Koyama (Aprilia) +1.903s
10. Rabat (Aprilia) +1.954s

11. Webb (Aprilia) +1.971s

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August 28, 2010 7:11 PM

I would like to thank the BBC for their pitiful coverage of the qualifying. It's not on anywhere that I can find except their website, which is not an option for me! WTF to I pay by TV license for? I don't want to watch some crap game show with loud thickos! The only time I watch the BBC is for the F1, MotoGP and the occasional film or programme worth watching. The BBC are an absolute disgrace. No point complaining to them though, they are so arrogant they don't reply to us licence payers!

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August 28, 2010 8:12 PM

It's only on the red button on Freesat. Freeview viewers have not been catered for. So yes your right andrew the BBC are useless. I find not paying the licence fee does help though andrew when it comes to alleviating any anger towards the BBC for the dire way they treat motorcycle fans. No way will i have my money finance bull**** game shows and overpayed news readers and the like.

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