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Terol top again as 125cc Valencia Test concludes second day

Terol top again as 125cc Valencia Test concludes second day

The 2011 title favourite was the fastest rider, as he had been on day one. Impressively close and in the top three were rookies Maverick Viñales and Miguel Oliveira.

Nico Terol picked up where he had left off the previous day at Valencia as the Spaniard topped the timesheet again on day two of the Test at the circuit. Once again the fastest 125cc rider, today with a best time of 1'40.2, the Bancaja Aspar rider was kept in close check by two rookies who were hot on his trail.

Spanish 125cc Champion Maverick Viñales, who impressed on day one, was just a tenth off his vastly more experienced compatriot, with Portuguese talent Miguel Oliveira a further 0.1s back in third as the duo showed little signs of hesitance on a track they both know well from their Spanish Championship exploits.

2010 125cc Rookie of the Year Alberto Moncayo was fourth, but by a distance of 0.8s. He was followed by Sandro Cortese and a brace of riders stepping down from Moto2 this season; Sergio Gadea and Héctor Faubel. The highest placing Derbi was Efrén Vázquez, with his Ajo Motorsport team-mate Johann Zarco close behind. German youngster Jonas Folger completed the top ten.

Czech rider Jakub Kornfeil experienced the only fall of the day, and was taken to hospital for precautionary tests.

Unofficial 125cc times from day two at Valencia (provided by teams):

Terol, Nico (Bancaja Aspar, Aprilia), 1'40.2
Viñales, Maverick (PEV-Blusens-SMX Paris Hilton, Aprilia), 1'40.3
Oliveira, Miguel (Andalucia Cajasol, Aprilia), 1'40.4
Moncayo, Alberto (Andalucia Cajasol, Aprilia), 1'41.2
Cortese, Sandro (Racing Team Germany, Aprilia), 1'41.5
Gadea, Sergio (PEV-Blusens-SMX Paris Hilton, Aprilia), 1'41.5
Faubel, Héctor (Bancaja Aspar, Aprilia), 1'41.5
Vázquez, Efrén (Ajo Motorsport, Derbi) 1'41.5
Zarco, Johan (Ajo Motorsport, Derbi), 1'41.9
Folger, Jonas (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport, Aprilia), 1'42.3
Ono, Hiroki (Caretta Race Technology Dept., KTM), 1'42.4
Jakub Kornfeil (Ongetta-Centro-Seta, Aprilia), 1'42.8
MacKenzie, Taylor (Worldwide Race, Aprilia), 1'43.0
Ajo, Niklas (TT Motion Events Racing, Aprilia) 1'43.0
Kent, Danny (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport, Derbi), 1'43.1
Grotzkyj, Simone (Worldwide Race, Aprilia), 1'43.6
Stafford, Harry (Ongetta-Centro-Seta, Aprilia), 1'43.7
Zulfahmi, Khairuddin (AirAsia-SIC-Ajo, Derbi), 1'43.8
Morciano, Luigi (Team Italia FMI, Aprilia), 1'43.8
Kartheininger, Daniel (Caretta Race Technology Dept., KTM), 1'44.6
Pedone, Giulian (Worldwide Race, Aprilia), 1'44.8

125cc, 2011

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