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Terol seals Indianapolis pole

Terol seals Indianapolis pole

Bankia Aspar’s Nicolas Terol took his sixth pole position of the season ahead of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. Sandro Cortese and Johann Zarco join Terol on the front row.

The 125cc field hit the track under perfect weather conditions, and World Championship points leader Terol proceeded his charge to pole with a lap 1’48.199, seventh tenths faster than second place starter Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany). The 22 year old Spaniard is the only two-time winner of this event, having celebrated victories in 2008 and 2010 in the 125 class.

Brno race winner Cortese nipped the second spot from Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) by 2 hundredths of a second with a lap of 1’48.919, putting the French rider third on the starting grid for his sixth front row start of the season.

Row two is lead by Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing) who ended the session with a best lap of 1'48.991 set on his tenth lap of 18. The 16 year old was 0.265s ahead of Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) who went to the top of the timings at the 20 minute mark, only for Terol to snatch it right back. Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) completes the second row starter with his time of 1’49.324.

The third row is headed up by Avant-AirAsia-Ajo rider Efrén Vázquez from Bilbao who followed Faubel by 0.166s. Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) made a strong return to action following his missed race in Brno due to illness to land the middle spot with Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) completing row three.

Row four is comprised by Alexis Masbou (Caretta Technology Forward Team), Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Czech rider Jakub Kornfeil (Ongetta-Centro Seta).

Harry Stafford (Ongetta-Centro Seta) and Zulfahmi Khairuddin (AirAsia-SIC-Ajo) and Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) all had crashes in the session. Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) did not participate in the qualifying practice after being declared unfit to race due to collarbone fracture sustained in FP3.

Tags:
125cc, 2011, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, QP

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