Nico Terol, whose 125cc World Championship lead has been slashed from 32 to 12 points after a technical problem at Brno, quashed any signs of weakness by romping to his sixth pole of the season at Indianapolis on Saturday.

The Aspar Aprilia rider finished a massive 0.720sec clear of Sandro Cortese, who took his first win at Brno, with Terol's nearest title challenger Johann Zarco 0.740sec behind to complete the front row.

Race-winning rookie Maverick Vinales was the final rider within one-second of pole, with Englishman Danny Kent an excellent fifth on the grid for Red Bull Ajo Aprilia.

Qualifying:

1. Terol (Aprilia) 1m 48.199s
2. Cortese (Aprilia) +0.720s
3. Zarco (Derbi) +0.740s
4. Vinales (Aprilia) +0.792s
5. Kent (Aprilia) +1.057s
6. Faubel (Aprilia) +1.125s
7. Vazquez (Derbi) +1.291s
8. Folger (Aprilia) +1.409s
9. Gadea (Aprilia) +1.720s
10. Masbou (KTM) +1.795s

20. Mackenzie (Aprilia) +3.473s
21. Webb (Mahindra) +3.564s
30. Stafford (Aprilia) +7.424s

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