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Terol continues dominating in final practice

Terol continues dominating in final practice

Nicolas Terol of Bankia Aspar held his momentum in the third and final practice session for the 125cc class at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya, Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) set the 2nd fastest time, just inching ahead of Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), with rider Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) following in fourth.

Nico Terol's domination of the 125cc class continued as the Spaniard set a fastest lap of 1’51.774, over a second faster than second place finisher Viñales, winner of the previous 125cc at Le Mans, to make a clean sweep for all three sessions.

The morning’s third free practice began on a mostly dry but cold track for the 125cc field, after heavy rains the night before, though the majority of the field were able to set their fastest free practice times in this morning session.

Jonas Folger was 1.806s behind the leading pace of Terol in third, and French rider Johann Zarco, who had taken the lead for a spell in the remaining 11 minutes, landed the fourth fastest time slot. Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), who produced a top three time the day before, was fifth quickest with a time of 1’53.552, inching in front of Spanish rider Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) by just 0.028s. Martín led at the start of the session

Terol’s team mate Héctor Faubel held the second fastest time for much of the session, battling with Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) for seventh, finally beating out the Portuguese rider by 0.120s landing Oliveira in the eighth spot.

Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany), who was fifth quickest yesterday, finished ninth in final practice, with Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) rounding out the top ten with a time 0.161s slower than his best time of the day before.

Spanish wildcard rider Josep Rodriguez landed a respectable 27th spot in the field of 34 riders.

Tags:
125cc, 2011, GRAN PREMI APEROL DE CATALUNYA, FP3

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