2009 Indianapolis 125cc QP Result - Polesitter Finds His Mojo Again

Results and summary of the 125cc qualifying practice:

Julian Simon refound his form here at Indianapolis again, taking pole for tomorrow's 125cc race by a slim margin, after leading for most of the session. The Spaniard beat Sandro Cortese to the punch by just five hundredths of a second, leaving the German in second place on the grid. Nico Terol, the man who led both the earlier sessions, could manage only the third fastest time, ahead of Pol Espargaro. Bradley Smith looked like starting from the front row for a long time, but got edged into 5th as practice came to an end.

Fellow Briton Danny Webb found some improvements from earlier sessions, putting his De Graaf Aprilia into 11th, while Scott Redding ended the session down in 26th. As far as the home riders are concerned, Cameron Beaubier had another crash during qualifying, ending up down in 23rd, while the two wildcards both improved, Miles Thornton climbing a place to 30th, while Ben Young finally posted a time fast enough to qualify.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 1'49.337    
2 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'49.387 0.050 0.050
3 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'49.537 0.200 0.150
4 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'49.577 0.240 0.040
5 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'49.585 0.248 0.008
6 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 1'49.628 0.291 0.043
7 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 1'49.661 0.324 0.033
8 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'49.703 0.366 0.042
9 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 1'49.852 0.515 0.149
10 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 1'49.853 0.516 0.001
11 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'49.982 0.645 0.129
12 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 1'50.140 0.803 0.158
13 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'50.340 1.003 0.200
14 88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 1'50.494 1.157 0.154
15 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 1'50.530 1.193 0.036
16 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 1'50.547 1.210 0.017
17 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 1'50.721 1.384 0.174
18 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'50.728 1.391 0.007
19 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 1'50.916 1.579 0.188
20 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 1'51.006 1.669 0.090
21 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'51.062 1.725 0.056
22 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'51.470 2.133 0.408
23 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 1'51.527 2.190 0.057
24 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 1'51.539 2.202 0.012
25 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'51.546 2.209 0.007
26 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'51.569 2.232 0.023
27 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'52.334 2.997 0.765
28 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 1'52.373 3.036 0.039
29 5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 1'52.448 3.111 0.075
30 75 Miles THORNTON APRILIA 1'53.835 4.498 1.387
31 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 1'54.107 4.770 0.272
32 74 Ben YOUNG APRILIA 1'56.451 7.114 2.344
Round Number: 
12
2009
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