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Terol crushes 125cc field at Indianapolis

Terol crushes 125cc field at Indianapolis

World Championship points leader Terol took his sixth win of the season, charging to victory ahead of second place finisher Viñales and third place finisher Cortese.

Bankia Aspar’s Nicolas Terol had an amazing start off pole position at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, clearly determined for a win following his DNF at the Czech GP when a mechanical forced his retirement out of the lead of the race. The 22 year old pulled an immediate gap and led the race unchallenged, winning the race and extending his Championship lead to 26 points over Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo).

Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing) picking off his competitors one by one to make his way up to third place to fight it out with Zarco. The French rider then had a huge moment, dropping him back into seventh with10 laps to go, giving second to Viñales.

Viñales appeared to have second in the bag, until with 5 laps remaining his tires started to go, letting Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) and Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) catch back up to the youngster. Viñales came out on top of that skirmish to cross the line second, with Cortese finishing third and Gadea fourth.

Frenchman Zarco worked his way back through the field to cross the line fifth, getting the better of Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) who finished sixth.

Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) crossed the line a clear seventh, with Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica), Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) and Jakub Kornfeil (Ongetta-Centro Seta) completing the top ten.

Brad Binder (RW Racing GP) made an impressive showing in his very first GP, finishing in 17th position.

Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing) fell with 16 laps to go, Terol's team mate Adrián Martín crashed out in turn seven, while Giulian Pedone (Phonica Racing) and Harry Stafford (Ongetta-Centro Seta) retired with mechanical problems. Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) did not participate in the race due to pain in his hand caused from a crash in FP3.

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

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