Julian Simon has taken a dominant pole position ahead of tomorrow's 125cc Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril.
The Aspar Aprilia rider, who can already claim the world championship tomorrow with three races left to run, took the lead in the timesheets during the first half of the 20-minute session and never relinquished.
In the end, the Spaniard ended up with a best lap of 1m45.199s, set with eight minutes to go. That time is over half a second quicker than anyone else's, with compatriot Pol Espargaro qualifying second with his Derbi.
Briton Bradley Smith, on the second Aspar Aprilia, will start the race from third, with the front row completed by Marc Marquez on the KTM.
Kiefer Aprilia's Stefan Bradl will lead the second row, ahead of Nicolas Terol (Jack&Jones Aprilia), Sandro Cortese (Ajo Derbi) and Simone Corsi (Fontana Aprilia).
Andrea Iannone ended up ninth after crashing his Ongetta Aprilia on his final attempt at improving his lap time.
Pos Rider Bike Time Laps 1. Julian Simon Aprilia 1m45.199s 17 2. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1m45.739s + 0.540s 20 3. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1m45.775s + 0.576s 18 4. Marc Marquez KTM 1m46.056s + 0.857s 18 5. Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1m46.056s + 0.857s 19 6. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1m46.099s + 0.900s 19 7. Sandro Cortese Derbi 1m46.187s + 0.988s 18 8. Simone Corsi Aprilia 1m46.307s + 1.108s 18 9. Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1m46.310s + 1.111s 1610. Daniel Webb Aprilia 1m46.442s + 1.243s 1811. Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1m46.578s + 1.379s 1712. Efren Vazquez Derbi 1m46.621s + 1.422s 1813. Joan Olive Derbi 1m46.665s + 1.466s 1914. Takaaki Nakagami Aprilia 1m46.700s + 1.501s 1815. D.Agerter Derbi 1m46.704s + 1.505s 1716. Johann Zarco Aprilia 1m46.821s + 1.622s 1817. Esteve Rabat Aprilia 1m46.884s + 1.685s 1918. R.Krummenacher Aprilia 1m47.470s + 2.271s 1719. Jonas Folger Aprilia 1m47.502s + 2.303s 1820. Michael Ranseder Aprilia 1m47.697s + 2.498s 1321. Luis Salom Aprilia 1m48.089s + 2.890s 1422. Lorenzo Zanetti Aprilia 1m48.183s + 2.984s 1723. Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 1m48.232s + 3.033s 1924. Scott Redding Aprilia 1m48.316s + 3.117s 625. Jasper Iwema Honda 1m48.329s + 3.130s 1726. Cameron Beaubier KTM 1m48.465s + 3.266s 1827. Sturla Fagerhaug KTM 1m48.588s + 3.389s 1728. Tomoyoshi Koyama Loncin 1m48.764s + 3.565s 529. Luca Marconi Aprilia 1m49.256s + 4.057s 1830. Jakub Kornfeil Loncin 1m49.472s + 4.273s 1931. Johnny Rosell Aprilia 1m49.856s + 4.657s 1632. Quentin Jacquet Aprilia 1m50.031s + 4.832s 1433. Jakub Jantulik Aprilia 1m51.077s + 5.878s 1434. Jordi Dalmau Honda 1m51.121s + 5.922s 1335. Luca Vitali Aprilia 1m51.257s + 6.058s 20