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First victory for Folger at Silverstone

First victory for Folger at Silverstone

Jonas Folger rode his Red Bull Ajo Motorsport to his first GP win, after battling with Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) for the entire rainy AirAsia British Grand Prix 125 race at the Silverstone circuit. Zarco crossed the line in second to take another season podium and Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) took third.

17 year old Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) who started from the eighth spot on the grid, shot to the lead on the first lap of the Silverstone race. Folger battled with Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) for the lead from the first lap of the race, beating the Frenchman across the line to finally clinch the first win in his 44th GP race history, moving the German into second place in the Championship.

Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) finished third, and Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) passed Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) to finish fourth, with Vázquez finishing fifth in front of Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar). Martín ran off the track when saving a highside with 7 laps to go, rejoining to finish sixth in front of Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) in seventh.

Championship leader Nicholas Terol (Bankia Aspar) took a cautious approach in the hazardous conditions to collect eight more points for his eighth place finish. Jakub Kornfeil (Ongetta-Centro Seta) finished ninth, in front of Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) in tenth.

Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) collected his first points at the British Grand Prix, crossing the line 11th, followed by Taylor Mackenzie (Phonica Racing), who ran off the track at the start of the race, but rejoined to finish twelfth and in the points.

Wildcard John McPhee (Britsh Racing Steps Foundation KRP) who started from 30th position finished 15th and in the points.

As expected, the weather ended the race early for several riders, including pole position starter Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team), who had a good start and slotted himself into third position for most of the competition until he crashed out of his sixth GP race with just six laps to go.

Marcel Schrötter (Mahindra Racing) cut the track to rejoin in front of Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) in a battle for 12th. Gadea later highsided out of turn 4, followed by Schrötter on lap 13.

Giulian Pedone (Phonica Racing) had a technical problem and retired to the pits, as did Peter Sebestyen (Caretta Technology Forward Team) and Jasper Iwema (Ongetta-Abbink Metaal).

Harry Stafford (Ongetta-Centro Seta) had technical problems that preventing him starting the race.

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

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