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Terol with eyes on pole in FP3

Terol with eyes on pole in FP3

Nicolas Terol led the morning practice session at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of Johann Zarco and Sandro Cortese.

Terol (Bankia Aspar) and Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) swapped the top spot during the final fifteen minutes of the 125cc morning session, until Terol put down a lap time of 1'49.032 just before exiting the track into the grass with an apparent with mechanical problem. Zarco followed the Spaniard’s lead with a 1’49.345, followed by Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) whose time of 1'49.420 ranked the German rider third.

Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing) made his customary move up in the ranking after placing ninth in the combined times on Friday, with a time of 1'49.691 slotting him into fourth position. Miguel Oliveira of the Team Andalucía Banca Cívica team finished off the top five with his lap of 1'49.751.

Héctor Faubel put down a time to rank him sixth in the outing, just before crashing out at nearly the same time his Bankia Aspar team mate Terol ran off the track with his stopped machine. Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) was seventh, followed by Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) and Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), with the third Bankia Aspar rider, Adrián Martín, claiming the tenth spot.

Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) was leading the field at the 17 minute mark when he touched the paint on the exit of a turn and went down. Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) crashed out of tenth position with 15 minutes remaining.

Tags:
125cc, 2011, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, FP3

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