News 10 Aug 2011

Terol continues to dominate 125GP ahead of Brno round


Nico Terol holds a 32 point lead in the 125GP series coming into Brno.

After a two week extended break before heading into the Czech GP, the 125GP racers will have had plenty of time to take stock of the first nine rounds of the 17-round season, in which Nico Terol built up a 32 point lead at the top of the standings.

The Bankia Aspar rider has won for the past two seasons at Brno and will therefore be confident of further extending his advantage, although Avant-AirAsia-Ajo’s Johann Zarco in second position is edging ever closer to taking his first GP win.

The Frenchman was denied by a photo finish in Germany and has now placed second in three of the last four races, whilst Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing’s Maverick Viñales already has two victories to his name in his debut campaign. The Spanish rookie has started from pole position three times in the last four rounds, and is hot on the heels of Zarco in the Championship.

Red Bull Ajo Motorsport’s Jonas Folger, who has not finished higher than seventh since taking his first GP win at Silverstone, will be another rider eager to start the second stint with a strong result at a track he placed fourth at last year, and his German compatriot, Intact Racing Team Germany’s Sandro Cortese, will be looking for a first podium result since the third round at Estoril.

Bankia Aspar’s Héctor Faubel’s first win of the 2011 season in Germany will have given the Spaniard a huge confidence boost, and he can be expected to be pushing his team mate Terol and the rest of the frontrunners at Brno.

Home rider, Ongetta Centro Seta’s Jakub Kornfeil will inspire the home support, and he scored his best ever World Championship result of fifth at last year’s Brno GP. Additional home interest via wild card riders, RJR Racing’s Ladislav Chmelik and Ellegi Racing’s Miroslav Popov, with Freudenberg Racing Team’s Luca Gruenwald, Phonica Racing’s Manuel Tatasciore and AMK Brno Junior Team’s Jakub Jantulic also riding as wild cards.