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Oct 2, 2010

Marquez Gets His Ninth 125cc Grand Prix Pole Position Of The Season, In Japan

FIM 125cc GP World Championship
Motegi, Japan
October 2, 2010
Qualifying Results:

1. Marc MARQUEZ, Spain (DERBI), 1:58.030
2. Nicolas TEROL, Spain (APRILIA), 1:58.447
3. Bradley SMITH, Great Britain (APRILIA), 1:59.026
4. Sandro CORTESE, Germany (DERBI), 1:59.102
5. Tomoyoshi KOYAMA, Japan (APRILIA), 1:59.209
6. Esteve RABAT, Spain (APRILIA), 1:59.660
7. Pol ESPARGARO, Spain (DERBI), 1:59.873
8. Simone GROTZKYJ, Italy (APRILIA), 1:59.991
9. Alberto MONCAYO, Spain (APRILIA), 2:00.177
10. Efren VAZQUEZ, Spain (DERBI), 2:00.249

More, from a press release issued by Interwetten Honda:

Schrötter difficulties with the new track

The Twin Ring Motegi is after the three sessions so far of the Grand Prix of Japan not really on the favourite's list of Marcel Schrötter. The qualifying the 17 year old finished in 21st position and he will have to fight hard tomorrow to catch up positions with a good start and a strong performance. Schrötter, who is riding his first full season in the 125cc world championship this year, hopes he will have a good race tomorrow as at the moment it is not easy for the young Bavarian as his future in the world championship still is a big question mark.

Marcel Schrötter, 21 2'01.763:
"The first half of the qualifying I didn't have a good feeling with my bike and it took me too long to get my fastest time, which was at the end. If I would finally make it happen earlier to have a quick lap I would be really happy. I hope tomorrow will be the day this happens."

Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
"The new track is not easy for Marcel and he is under a lot of pressure as his future is still not sure. At the moment we don't know how Marcel will continue next year and of course he is worried about this. It would be fantastic if he could forget about this at the moment and concentrate more on racing again."
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