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Terol resumes control in final practice

Terol resumes control in final practice

Bankia Aspar rider Nicolas Terol beat Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) to the top time in 125cc FP3 by over half a second at Silverstone in preparation for Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session. Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) followed in third.

Nicolas Terol was a familiar sight at the head of the timings in the third and final practice session for the 125cc class at the AirAsia British Grand Prix on Saturday morning, which began with the sun shining down on a dry but cold track for the field, a welcome change to the rainy second practice the day before.

The youngest rider in the field, Maverick Viñales, led much of the practice, with Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) briefly taking over the times at the 20 minute mark, but it was Terol who set the fastest lap of the three practice sessions with a time of 2’15.030 on his last lap.

Viñales posted a time of 2’15.636 ahead of Efrén Vázquez who followed the youngster by 0.385s. Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) set his fastest weekend practice time of 2’16.196 to finish fourth.

Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) had his best lap of the weekend so far of 2’16.543 to put him in fifth. Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) was one of the few riders who posted a faster time in the previous day’s practice, with a 2’17.038 that put him sixth in the combined practice times.

Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) followed Gadea in seventh, Terol’s team mate Héctor Faubel posted an eighth fastest time of the weekend, Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) was ninth and British rider Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) was the first British rider in the timings with a time of 2’18.247 to place him in tenth.

Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) set his fastest time in FP1 to put him 12th in the combined times, with fellow Brits Taylor Mackenzie (Phonica Racing), Harry Stafford (Ongetta-Centro Seta) and John McPhee (Britsh Racing Steps Foundation KRP) in 25th, 26th and 31st, respectively.

Luigi Morciano (Team Italia FMI) crashed out of the session in the last seven minutes.

Tags:
125cc, 2011, AIRASIA BRITISH GRAND PRIX, FP3

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