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Terol leads day one at Aragón

Terol leads day one at Aragón

Nicolas Terol took the top spot on day one of the Gran Premio de Aragón with rookie Maverick Viñales and Sandro Cortese completing the top three.

A delayed practice due to a power cut saw the 125cc field head out for the second practice session at the Motorland circuit 30 minutes late. Full sun and a stifling heat saw the field improve their times substantially, with Nicolas Terol rising to the lead early on and ending the session in first position with a 1’59.409, an improvement of over a second for the Bankia Aspar rider and less than a tenth behind the pole position record for the track.

Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing), who had topped the morning practice also bettered his morning time by over a second and was the first to duck under the two minute mark, ending the session with a 1’59.774 and the day in second position.

Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) was third fastest, positing a time of 2’00.165, nearly two seconds quicker than his FP1 time, followed a half second behind by Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) whose improved his previous time by 1.8s. Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) completed the top five with a time of 2.00.751, while Championship contester Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) finished the day sixth, stepping up his pace by eight tenths.

Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) was seventh with a time of 2’01.135, followed by Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica), Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) and Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) completing the top ten.

Jasper Iwema (Ongetta-Abbink Metaal), who had landed in the top ten in the morning session, was the only rider not to improve on his time set in the morning outing, finishing the day in 19th position.

Due to the postponement of the afternoon sessions for the MotoGP and Moto2 classes and the subsequent rescheduling of the Saturday morning programme, the 125 FP3 session will now start earlier than originally planned and will commence at 8.45am, with QP for all classes to run to the original time schedule in the afternoon.


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