A superb return from injury for Nico Terol at Mugello saw the 125cc World Championship leader take his fifth win of the 2011 season in the previous round, and the Bankia Aspar rider leads the category to Sachsenring.
Johann Zarco will start from pole position for the first time in his career on Sunday at Mugello, after a rain-hit qualifying session prevented the majority of the 125cc MotoGP riders from improving on their provisional times.
2011 125 MotoGP
Current 125 MotoGP Championship leader Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) set the fastest time of the day in the first practice session for the category, as only a few riders improved their efforts in a wet afternoon FP2.
125cc Championship leader Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) continued his trend of topping the timesheets this weekend at the bwin Grande Prémio de Portugal with pole position in qualifying. Joining him on the front row are Sandro Cortese (Intact-Racing Team Germany) and local Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica).
Nico Terol led the way to score another 25 points in the 125cc MotoGP Jerez race ahead of Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) and Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) in a thrilling Spanish GP.