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Terol looking strong in Jerez

Terol looking strong in Jerez

Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) got his weekend off to the best possible start at the Gran Premio bwin de España at Jerez. He was fastest ahead of Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) and Efrén Vázquez (Ajo Motorsport) in FP1.

Under the early morning Spanish sunshine in the opening forty minute practice session ahead of this weekend’s Gran Premio bwin de España, the current 125 World Championship leader Terol continued his dominance after the season opener with a lap time of 1’48.384. After completing 17 laps, the Aprilia rider achieved his fastest time on his last lap before the chequered flag. The Spaniard was over 0.619s quicker than second placed man Cortese.

Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) whose best result at this circuit is a sixth place was the nearest challenger to Terol’s time and will be looking to build on his podium finish from round one. Vázquez (Ajo Motorsport) after his fourth place finish in Qatar, will be aiming for his first rostrum finish in Jerez this weekend and finished the first practice session 0.722s behind Terol.

In hot conditions, Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) had a minor incident within the last fifteen minutes of the first practice session after sliding off the track at the end of the lap, both rider and bike were able to return to the pits to continue. The Spaniard finished fourth fastest, 1.155s off the quickest time.

Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) has failed to finish in both his previous appearances at Jerez, but he got his morning’s work started with fifth place, a further 1.195s off Terol. He was ahead of Sergio Gadea (PEV-Blusens-SMX Paris Hilton) and the rookie rider Maverick Viñales (PEV-Blusens-SMX Paris Hilton). A margin of 1.715s covered the top ten riders.

Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) was eighth fastest, British rider Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) was just behind in ninth and Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) was the final rider inside the top ten on the Andalusian track.

125cc, 2011, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, FP1

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