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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