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Terol in control in San Marino opener

Terol in control in San Marino opener

Bankia Aspar’s Nicolas Terol led the 125cc timesheets on opening day of the Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, ahead of Héctor Faubel and Danny Kent.

Bankia Aspar’s Terol lead the 125cc field in the second practice session of the day in Misano, posting the fastest time of the day with a 1’44.139, four tenths quicker than his earlier practice time and 2 tenths ahead of team mate Faubel. 28 year old Faubel had lead the charts with nine minutes to go, finally posting a time of 1'44.333 to rank him second in the combined times.

Red Bull Ajo Motorsport’s Danny Kent was third, the British rider’s time of 1’44.479 was almost a second faster than his morning practice time. Johann Zarco (Avant AirAsia Ajo) crashed in turn 10 in the final four minutes; his time set on lap 13 of 1’44.513 put him fourth in the timings.

Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), who has finished in the top ten in every race he has finished this season, continued to push at the front of the pack, leading the timings early and holding the top spot until the last ten minutes. His best lap of 1’44.573 was two tenths quicker than his best time in FP1, placing him fifth in the combined times. Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) followed in sixth, with team mate Maverick Viñales 0.043s behind in seventh.

The third Bankia Aspar rider, Adrián Martín posted a time of 1'45.091 to rank him eighth, ahead of Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany), who will be trying for his third straight podium this weekend, in ninth. Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) was the final rider in the top ten.

Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), who had ranked eighth in the morning session, suffered a clutch problem and missed most of the second outing, turning only 8 laps to place 25th in the second practice, his earlier practice time of 1'45.594 ranked him 13th of the day.

The fastest wild card of the day was Miroslav Popov (Ellegi Racing) posting the 12th fastest time of the day with a 1'45.450.

Tags:
125cc, 2011, GP APEROL DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, FP2

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