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Terol secures fourth pole position in Catalunya

Terol secures fourth pole position in Catalunya

Bankia Aspar riders Nicolas Terol and Héctor Faubel head up an all Spanish 125cc front row for the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya, with Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) in third.

A determined Terol secured his fourth pole position of the 2011 season with a fastest lap of 1’51.281, nearly half a second faster than that of his team-mate Héctor Faubel. Faubel, who topped the times briefly in the last three minutes, couldn’t beat his the pace his team mate set and had to be content with second behind Terol.

Sixteen year-old rookie Maverick Viñales had another impressive qualifying session to join the two Bankia Aspar riders on the front row for the Catalunya race, his second third position qualifying result this year. Viñales is the only man to have beaten Terol this year, when he took the race win at the Le Mans race last month.

Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) will head the second row in fourth position, after qualifying 0.036s behind Viñales. Completing the second row is Spanish rider Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) and the German Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany).

On the third row is 17 year old Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), followed by two more Spaniards, Luis Salom of RW Racing GP and Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) in ninth. Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) took the final spot in the top ten.

The highest placed British rider was Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) who placed 11th and will start on the fourth row. Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) will start in 14th. Taylor Mackenzie (Phonica Racing), who suffered mechanical problems and missed FP3 was able to make out onto the track but could only manage to qualify in 34th position.


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