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Faubel surprises with MotorLand pole

Faubel surprises with MotorLand pole

It was the first pole since 2007 for the Bankia Aspar rider, who nudged Viñales out of the top spot and set a new fast lap record in qualifying for the Gran Premio de Aragón.

Héctor Faubel’s last lap flyer earned him pole position for Sunday’s 125cc race, his first of the season and the Spaniard’s first since 2007. His effort of 1’59.222 bumped Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing), who looked set to be the pole starter, out of the lead by a margin of 0.009s.

Faubel’s team mate Nico Terol had dominated most of the session and was the first to dip under the 2 minute mark, leading until the late surges began in the final four minutes. Terol’s time of 1’59.374 has him starting in the third spot on the front row alongside his fellow countrymen.

Morning session leader Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) heads up the second row after setting a time 0.376s off the pole of Faubel. The Frenchman, who is still looking for his first win in the category after finishing second five times this season, is joined by Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) and Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) in the fifth and sixth grid positions and the last two in the field under the 2 minute mark.

Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) who sits just one point behind Viñales in the run for third place in the Championship, will start from for three after finishing seventh fastest, with Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) completing row three.

Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) completed the top ten and will head row four, with Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) and permanent replacement for Sergio Gadea on the Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing team, Josep Rodriguez, joining the German rider.

Tags:
125cc, 2011, GRAN PREMIO DE ARAGÓN, QP

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