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Terol on top in warm up

Terol on top in warm up

Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) led the 20 minute Sunday morning session, which was run on a greasy track after spots of rain had fallen earlier in the day.

The Spaniard who is leading the 125cc World Championship and will start from the front row, set the fastest lap time in the warm up session for the Gran Premio bwin de España in a session which was overcast by the weather conditions. Rain had been predicted for race day and after a shower early Sunday morning, the warm up passed without incident for the 33 riders.

The Bankia Aspar rider’s lap time of 1’57:240 was just under ten seconds slower than the pole time set on Saturday. It was a Spanish top three in warm up with Efrén Vázquez (Ajo Motorsport) second quickest and it was Terol’s team-mate, Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) in third. Faubel is due to make his 150th start in Grand Prix later today in front of a packed Jerez circuit where he will have a lot of home support.

Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) was fourth fastest and will start the race in seventh. Rookie Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) was fifth quickest, one place ahead of young British rider Taylor Mackenzie (Phonica Racing). Mackenzie who has qualified 16th for the race was consistently quick in the difficult conditions in the warm up and will hoping to repeat that form in the race.

Pole sitter Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) will be hoping to break his non-finishing record from the first position on the grid as his previous two occasions of starting from pole, he has failed to finish the race. The German was seventh in warm up, ahead of Miguel Oliveira’s (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica), whose eighth place on the grid is the best qualifying result in Grand Prix racing for a Portuguese rider. The final two places in the top ten went to Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing) and Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team).

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

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