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Terol leads off Saturday morning

Terol leads off Saturday morning

The Bankia Aspar rider set the top time in third practice at Motegi with Johann Zarco once more immediately fast and in second. Alberto Moncayo completed the top three.

Nicolas Terol was the 125cc pace man in the third free practice of the Grand Prix of Japan on Saturday morning, setting the best lap of the 40 minute session with an effort of 1’58.673, the only man to break under the 1’59” barrier and nearly half a second quicker than second place finisher for the third time this weekend, Avant-AirAsia-Ajo man Zarco.

Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) were a tenth of a second apart in third and fourth respectively, with Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing) coming in fifth in the session with a best time of 1’59.190, not quite as quick as his chart topping time in FP2 and one of only four riders not to improve on the previous day’s best time.

Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) was sixth with top ten regulars Luis Salom (RW Racing GP), Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar), Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) and Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) completing the top ten.

Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) had a big slide and crashed out of the session but was unhurt.

125cc, 2011, GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, FP3

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