Sunday, October 17

POINTS LEADER ON 125 POLE

World 125 Championship leader Marc Marquez starts from pole position on the grid for Sunday afternoon's race at Phillip Island after being consistently near the top of the time sheets since Friday.

Marquez took over the lead in the 125 championship chase at the Shell Malaysian Grand Prix a week ago and has been fast right from the start at Phillip Island. He was second fastest in the first practice session with a 1m 55.472s lap on a wet track on Friday, then recorded a 1m 47.615s lap for second fastest on a wet Saturday morning then took pole with 1m 38.236s lap on a dry track on Saturday afternoon.

Bradley Smith had been fastest in the Friday session, while Pol Espargaro was fastest on Saturday morning but neither could match Marquez's qualifying pace - Espargaro 0.755 seconds behind and Smith 1.127 seconds off the pace.

For the full list of qualifying times, click on: http://resources.motogp.com/files/results/xx/2010/MAL/125cc/RAC/Classification.pdf?v1_3d1205b9