Motorcycle Racing News Silverstone 125cc MotoGP: Friday Results

Silverstone 125cc MotoGP: Friday Results

2011 125 MotoGP

Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) set the fastest time in both the first and second practice sessions in the 125 class at Silverstone, with Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) and Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) a close second and third. The second practice was run in wet conditions and saw the field significantly slower than the first session postings.

The first session for the 125 MotoGP riders was held on a dry track in cloudy and cool conditions, with five Spanish riders leading the field for most of the session. Championship points leader Terol topped the timings until Frenchman Zarco, who is currently fifth in the points Championship, seized the spot in the last minute with a fastest lap of 2:16.579.

Seasoned rider Gadea set a third fastest lap of 2:17.038, with Maverick Viñales behind fellow Spaniard in fourth by 0.800s. Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) followed in the fifth and sixth spots. Second in the Championship is Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany), whose fastest lap put him in seventh.

The first British rider in the timings was Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing), who was eighth fastest with a time of 2’18.678. Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) set a thirteenth fastest time but then crashed out near the end of the session.

Simone Grotzkyj (Phonica Racing) and Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) completed the top ten finishers of the day.

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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