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125: Talmacsi pole three-peat.

Reigning 125cc world champion Gabor Talmacsi took his third pole position in a row at Misano on Saturday.

The Hungarian, fastest on Friday, raised his pace to keep his Aspar Aprilia on top by 0.191secs from Bradley Smith - who gained two positions from his Friday placing - with Pol Espargaro over 0.4secs further back in third.

Race winning rookie Scott Redding slipped from second to fourth to complete the front row, while world championship leader Mike di Meglio will line-up in sixth position – one place behind nearest title rival Simone Corsi.


Final qualifying - Misano:

1. Talmacsi (Aprilia) 1min 43.729secs
2. Smith (Aprilia) +0.191secs
3. Espargaro (Derbi) +0.605secs
4. Redding (Aprilia) +0.669secs
5. Corsi (Aprilia) +0.721secs
6. di Meglio (Derbi) +0.814secs
7. Cortese (Aprilia) +0.826secs
8. Marquez (KTM) +0.939secs
9. Terol (Aprilia) +0.534secs
10. Olive (Derbi) +1.092secs

19. Webb (Aprilia) +1.837secs


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BJ - Unregistered

August 30, 2008 5:54 PM

Talmácsi had a pretty difficult start in his career - being a Hungarian doesn't help much in getting a factory ride or good sponsorship opportunities. His family was literally starving for two years when he was competing in the European Championships to collect enough money to allow him to race. He first sat on a competitive bike when he was 23 (2005-KTM) greetings from Hungary to all fans of GP125

santori - Unregistered

August 30, 2008 7:15 PM

I very much dislike the efforts to make Grand Prix motorcycling a copy of F1, with the smaller classes being just a way of reaching Motogp. It wasn't always this way - Ángel Nieto's victories were on 50, 80 and 125cc machinery and were not used as a way of reaching the 500s. The age of the riders is - or should be - irrelevant.



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