Motorcycle Racing News 2011 125cc MotoGP: Qatar Results

2011 125cc MotoGP: Qatar Results

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125cc MotoGP

Title favorite Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) took the top spot in the 125cc MotoGP season opener, having dominated every session this weekend at Losail International Circuit, Qatar.

The Spaniard won at the Losail Circuit last season and his victory in the 2011 opening round was by a large margin of 7.710s. The fight for the podium was hotly contested amongst a group of four riders, but it was Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) making his 100th Grand Prix start, who clinched second place with the fierce fight for the final podium position going to the experienced Sergio Gadea (PEV-Blusens-SMX Paris Hilton).

He edged out Efrén Vázquez (Avant AirAsia Ajo) and Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) for third, who both followed close behind.

Frenchman Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) was next up in sixth position ahead of Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Luis Salom (RW Racing GP). The final two places in top ten went to rookies Maverick Viñales (PEV-Blusens-SMX Paris Hilton) and Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica).

Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) had been involved in the exciting tussle for the podium positions, but suffered mechanical problems with five laps to go, which dropped him outside of the top 10 at the end to finish 11th.

2011 125cc MotoGP: Qatar Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 151.0 38'28.687
2. 20 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Intact-Racing Team Germany Aprilia 150.5 +7.710
3. 16 33 Sergio GADEA SPA Pev-Blusens-SMX-Paris Hilton Aprilia 150.4 +9.147
4. 13 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 150.4 +9.514
5. 11 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 150.4 +9.698
6. 10 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 150.0 +15.260
7. 9 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 150.0 +15.352
8. 8 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Aprilia 150.0 +15.696
9. 7 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pev-Blusens-SMX-Paris Hilton Aprilia 150.0 +15.910
10. 6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 149.2 +27.396
11. 5 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 148.3 +42.563
12. 4 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Ongetta-Abbink Metaal Aprilia 148.2 +43.772
13. 3 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 148.2 +44.001
14. 2 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Phonica Racing Aprilia 148.2 +44.272
15. 1 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 147.8 +50.030
16.   99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 147.8 +50.424
17.   31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing Aprilia 147.1 +1'01.545
18.   17 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR Phonica Racing Aprilia 147.0 +1'02.931
19.   63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Airasia-Sic-Ajo Derbi 146.9 +1'05.192
20.   3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 146.9 +1'05.273
21.   77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 146.8 +1'05.396
22.   19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 146.4 +1'12.458
23.   84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 145.3 +1'30.629
24.   12 Daniel KARTHEININGER GER Caretta Technology Forward Team KTM 145.3 +1'30.792
25.   21 Harry STAFFORD GBR Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 145.3 +1'30.798
26.   30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Phonica Racing Aprilia 143.9 +1'54.387
27.   43 Francesco MAURIELLO ITA WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 143.9 +1'54.548
28.   26 Adrian MARTIN SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 113.1 4 Laps
Not Classified
    36 Joan PERELLO SPA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 140.9 9 Laps
    76 Hiroki ONO JPN Caretta Technology Forward Team KTM 147.6 11 Laps

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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