News 13 Aug 2011

Terol fastest on Friday at Brno in 125GP after topping first session

Nico Terol was fastest on Friday at Brno thanks to his time in the first session.

Nico Terol was fastest on Friday at Brno thanks to his time in the first session.

Nico Terol (Bankia Aspar) had been the pace setter in FP1, but Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) finished top of the time sheets in the afternoon practice with a lap time of 2:08.762 which was three seconds faster than his FP1 time.

Terol was unable to improve on his earlier time and recorded a lap close to one second slower, however he remained the quickest rider on show in the combined practice times, three tenths ahead of Cortese in second.

Skies were darker for the second practice session of the Cardion ab Grand Prix České republiky weekend for the 125cc field, with a light rain beginning to fall halfway through the session, though the majority of the field was able to improve on their times from the earlier session.

Championship challenger Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) was second in FP2 with a time of 2:08.800 after leading much of the session, putting him third for the day, followed by Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) with his best day’s time of 2:09.295 placing him in fourth.

Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) and Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) followed successively in fifth and sixth, improving on their earlier positions, while Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) set a time of 2:09.416 that bumped him down to seventh position and Héctor Faubel’s (Bankia Aspar) moved down to eighth from his earlier sixth with a lap time of 2:09.538.

Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) finished the day ninth, while rookie Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing), who currently sits third in the championship, ended the day 10th in the field.

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