News 1 Sep 2011

Terol maintains comfortable points buffer in the 125GP class

Series leader Nico Terol extended his 125GP lead to 26 points at Indianapolis.

Series leader Nico Terol extended his 125GP lead to 26 points at Indianapolis.

Nico Terol (Bankia Aspar) reasserted his control over the 125cc GP World Championship with a win in Indianapolis – his sixth of the season – to re-establish some breathing space at the top of the standings with a 26-point advantage over Johann Zarco (Avant AirAsia Ajo).

Terol’s win from pole was reminiscent of the dominance he had exerted in the opening rounds of the campaign, and his form at Misano over the past two seasons has seen the Spaniard finish twice on both occasions. Neither Terol nor the rest of the current 125cc field has previously won a GP at the Misano circuit.

After finishing second for three straight races Zarco ended the Indy race in fifth, thus losing some ground on Terol and with plenty of work to do in Misano.

Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing) continues to collect high praise for his performances in his rookie year, and the young Spaniard approaches his first GP at Misano coming off the back of second place at Indianapolis.

Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) is close on the heels of Viñales and will be going for a third straight podium this weekend, whilst fellow German Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) continues to work hard in a bid to recover the form he showed earlier this season.

Five wild cards will gain world championship experience this weekend with Italian riders Alessandro Giorgi (VFT Racing), Manuel Tatasciore (Phonica Racing), Kevin Calia (MGP Racing) and Massimo Parziani (Faenza Racing) and Czech youngster Miroslav Popov (Ellegi Racing) all scheduled to participate.