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Assen 125cc MotoGP: Qualifying Results

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125cc MotoGP

Paris Hilton Racing Team’s Maverick Vinales set a time one second faster than his FP2 time of 1’44.597, putting him on pole for the 125cc MotoGP Assen, his second consecutive pole for the 2011 season in only his seventh World Championship start.

French rider Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) pushed hard in the last seconds to surpass the Spanish rookie but had to settle for second, with a time of 1’44.785, a tiny margin of 0.002 ahead of Intact Racing Team Germany rider Sandro Cortese.

Variable weather made for an intense 125cc qualifying session, with rain appearing in the first 10 minutes and sending all the riders back to the pits, but not before local rider Jasper Iwema (Ongetta-Abbink Metaal) set an early provisional pole which stood for the first half of the session.

As the track dried the lap times dropped, and a serious battle for the lead position began between the class heavyweights Zarco, Cortese, Viñales and Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar). Faubel set a time of 1’44.963, placing him at the front of row 2 for the start, followed 0.272s behind by Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) and Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) completing the second row.

Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) crashed out halfway through the qualifying session, his fastest lap placing him seventh on the grid, followed by Nicolás Terol (Bankia Aspar) who crashed on a hot lap, dashing his expectations of a front row start and placing him eighth. The Championship Terol leader crashed earlier in the morning session and fractured the fifth metacarpal of his right hand, in addition to injuring his right ankle.

Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) also crashed out of the session early after showing in the top three times, will start from ninth, with Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) leading row 4 in tenth position.

2011 125cc MotoGP: Assen Qualifying Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 215.2 1’44.597
2. 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 211.1 1’44.785 0.188 / 0.188
3. 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Intact-Racing Team Germany Aprilia 208.2 1’44.787 0.190 / 0.002
4. 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 211.7 1’44.963 0.366 / 0.176
5. 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Aprilia 215.4 1’45.235 0.638 / 0.272
6. 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 213.3 1’45.338 0.741 / 0.103
7. 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 206.3 1’45.859 1.262 / 0.521
8. 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 214.7 1’45.983 1.386 / 0.124
9. 33 Sergio GADEA SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 206.7 1’46.204 1.607 / 0.221
10. 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 206.2 1’46.568 1.971 / 0.364
11. 99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 205.4 1’46.594 1.997 / 0.026
12. 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Phonica Racing Aprilia 209.2 1’46.610 2.013 / 0.016
13. 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Phonica Racing Aprilia 202.4 1’46.668 2.071 / 0.058
14. 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 210.4 1’46.819 2.222 / 0.151
15. 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 205.6 1’46.988 2.391 / 0.169
16. 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology KTM 208.1 1’47.091 2.494 / 0.103
17. 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG NOR WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 205.5 1’47.438 2.841 / 0.347
18. 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 204.5 1’47.563 2.966 / 0.125
19. 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 205.1 1’47.819 3.222 / 0.256
20. 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 207.0 1’47.973 3.376 / 0.154
21. 21 Harry STAFFORD GBR Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 202.7 1’47.977 3.380 / 0.004
22. 41 Luca GRUENWALD GER Freudenberg Racing Team KTM 207.3 1’47.996 3.399 / 0.019
23. 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 207.5 1’48.003 3.406 / 0.007
24. 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing Aprilia 209.2 1’48.351 3.754 / 0.348
25. 17 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR Phonica Racing Aprilia 203.2 1’48.883 4.286 / 0.532
26. 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED Dutch Racing Team Honda 208.1 1’49.002 4.405 / 0.119
27. 56 Peter SEBESTYEN HUN Caretta Technology KTM 206.8 1’49.118 4.521 / 0.116
28. 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 205.1 1’49.377 4.780 / 0.259
29. 67 Jerry VAN DE BUNT NED JerrysRacingTeam Honda 203.0 1’49.625 5.028 / 0.248
30. 28 Josep RODRIGUEZ SPA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 205.3 1’49.760 5.163 / 0.135
31. 36 Joan PERELLO SPA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 195.3 1’49.913 5.316 / 0.153
32. 75 Thomas VAN LEEUWEN NED RacingTeam Van Leeuwen Honda 202.5 1’50.020 5.423 / 0.107
33. 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Ongetta-Abbink Metaal Aprilia 214.5 1’51.856 7.259 / 1.836
61 Ernst DUBBINK NED RV Racing Team Honda 203.1 1’52.054 7.457 / 0.198
43 Francesco MAURIELLO ITA WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 202.2 1’57.548 12.951 / 5.494
63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Airasia-Sic-Ajo Derbi

 

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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