Jerez 125cc MotoGP: Spanish GP Results


125cc MotoGP

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.

It looked set to be a Bankia Aspar one two until Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar), after battling with his team-mate through out the race, fell on the last lap in his 150th Grand Prix start and eventually finished 11th.

Terol claimed his 11th successive podium with this victory and his seventh win of his 125cc career, finishing a massive 17.446s ahead of second placed man, Folger.

The race got underway in damp, patchy conditions with all the riders starting on wet tires. However it became much tougher with the rain becoming stronger midway through the race leading to many accidents in the difficult conditions.

The 17-year-old Folger took only his second ever rostrum position with second place in a frantic race, ahead of Zarco who joined him on the podium. The Frenchman’s previous best result had been a sixth place. Folger and Zarco had been involved in an intense fight with pole sitter Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) and Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) and kept their composure to take the podium, whilst Cortese fell in the battle for third place.

The German remounted to finish in sixth. Vázquez suffered a similar fate as he also ended up in the gravel but like Cortese was able to rejoin and eventually finished in ninth.

It was a happy day for two British riders with Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) and Taylor Mackenzie (Phonica Racing) crossing the line in fourth and fifth. Kent whose previous best result had been 13th, whilst Mackenzie’s had been 18th, were impressive results for relative newcomers to the class.

Jakub Kornfeil (Ongetta-Centro Seta) took seventh position scoring good points ahead of Hiroki Ono (Caretta Technology Forward Team). The Japanese rider’s career best had been 24th after two starts in the 125cc category. Tenth place went to Zulfahmi Khairuddin (AirAsia-SIC-Ajo).

Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) had also been involved in the very exciting and close tussle with Cortese, Zarco and Vázquez but suffered a clutch problem which took him out of the race. The Finn Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing) crashed out very early on and as the rain fell, followed by 16-year-old Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) who was in third place at the time he tumbled out at turn.

Spaniard Luis Salom (RW Racing GP), after securing his best qualifying result in sixth place, was another victim of the final turn of the circuit and dropped out whilst in a top 10 position.

2011 125cc MotoGP: Jerez Results

1.2518Nicolas TEROLSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia136.144’50.646
2.2094Jonas FOLGERGERRed Bull Ajo MotorSportAprilia135.2+17.446
3.165Johann ZARCOFRAAvant-AirAsia-AjoDerbi134.9+23.955
4.1352Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Ajo MotorSportAprilia134.5+32.883
5.1117Taylor MACKENZIEGBRPhonica RacingAprilia134.4+34.713
6.1011Sandro CORTESEGERIntact-Racing Team GermanyAprilia133.6+51.515
7.984Jakub KORNFEILCZEOngetta-Centro SetaAprilia133.4+54.920
8.876Hiroki ONOJPNCaretta Technology Forward TeamKTM133.1+1’00.164
9.77Efren VAZQUEZSPAAvant-AirAsia-AjoDerbi133.1+1’00.286
10.663Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirasia-Sic-AjoDerbi133.1+1’00.399
11.555Hector FAUBELSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia133.1+1’00.760
12.426Adrian MARTINSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia132.8+1’07.739
13.377Marcel SCHROTTERGERMahindra RacingMahindra132.2+1’19.710
14.296Louis ROSSIFRAMatteoni RacingAprilia132.1+1’21.812
15.128Josep RODRIGUEZSPAWild Wolf-Racc-MSAprilia132.0+1’23.118
16.23Alberto MONCAYOSPAAndalucia Banca CivicaAprilia132.0+1’24.040
17.15Simone GROTZKYJITAPhonica RacingAprilia131.7+1’30.610
18.21Harry STAFFORDGBROngetta-Centro SetaAprilia131.7+1’30.952
19.19Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIAprilia130.5+1’55.354
20.3Luigi MORCIANOITATeam Italia FMIAprilia129.61 Lap
21.34Daniel RUIZSPALarresportHonda129.51 Lap
22.12Daniel KARTHEININGERGERCaretta Technology Forward TeamKTM128.91 Lap
23.36Joan PERELLOSPAMatteoni RacingAprilia128.41 Lap
24.86Kevin HANUSGERTeam HanuschHonda123.52 Laps
Not Classified
25Maverick VIÑALESSPAPev-Blusens-SMX-Paris HiltonAprilia134.98 Laps
33Sergio GADEASPAPev-Blusens-SMX-Paris HiltonAprilia134.18 Laps
53Jasper IWEMANEDOngetta-Abbink MetaalAprilia131.58 Laps
43Francesco MAURIELLOITAWTR-Ten10 RacingAprilia130.610 Laps
99Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra132.213 Laps
39Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPAprilia134.214 Laps
30Giulian PEDONESWIPhonica RacingAprilia118.615 Laps
44Miguel OLIVEIRAPORAndalucia Banca CivicaAprilia133.718 Laps
31Niklas AJOFINTT Motion Events RacingAprilia125.421 Laps