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Folger shines in wet FP1

Folger shines in wet FP1

Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) set the fastest time in the first 125cc practice of the Iveco TT Assen. Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) and Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) followed with second and third quickest times.

The 125cc riders hit the track for the first day of practice in preparation for the Iveco TT Assen. The weather did not indicate it would be an easy weekend however, as under cloudy skies rain began to fall 15 minutes into the 40 minute session of the single cylinder practice. Many riders returned to the pits with the first drops of rain, with a large part of the class remaining in the boxes until the last 15 minutes.

Folger, despite an offtrack excursion, managed a lap of 1’47.191, which put him on top of the timings. Fellow countryman Cortese followed 0.387s behind, with Spaniard Viñales nearly a second behind Folger’s time. Points leader Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) was fourth fastest of the session.

Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing) was an early crasher, with several riders joining him in the last minutes of FP1 as the weather worsened, including Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing), Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), Josep Rodriguez (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Simone Grotzkyj (Phonica Racing).

Tags:
125cc, 2011, IVECO TT ASSEN, FP1

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