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Terol leads the way in Sachsenring FP1

Terol leads the way in Sachsenring FP1

Fresh off a victory in Mugello, the 125 World Championship leader began his mission for a sixth win of the season, topping the 125 field in the first practice session of the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland weekend.

Bankia Aspar rider Nico Terol resumed his dominating form as the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland got underway at Sachsenring on Friday, setting the fastest lap of the session with a 1’28.858. The 22 year old was the only rider under 1’29” in the session, placing him 0.243s clear at the top of the timesheet.

Second fastest in the timings was another Spanish rider, Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), whose fastest lap of 1’29.101 was 0.024s ahead of Terol’s team mate Héctor Faubel, who had lead for much of the second half of the session. Faubel’s time of 1’29.125 was 0.229s ahead of the fourth fastest, Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) who also lead the field just before the halfway point. The 26 year old was the final of an all Spanish top four.

Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), who currently sits second in the championship points, posted the fifth quickest time with a lap of 1'29.689, just 0.106s ahead of rising star 17 year old Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team). Seventh in the timings was Luis Salom of the RW Racing GP team with a time of 1'29.817, followed by the fastest German rider of the session, Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) who finished third on the podium at Sachsenring last year. Cortese’s time of 1'29.887 was a mere 0.070s ahead of British rider Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing). Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) completed the top ten with a lap time of 1'30.169.

Wildcard Toni Finsterbusch (Freudenberg Racing Team) spent some time in the top ten times to finally finishing with the 15th fastest time, 1.868s behind leader Terol.


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