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.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.25Maverick VIÑALESSPABlusens by Paris Hilton RacingAprilia215.21’44.597
2.5Johann ZARCOFRAAvant-AirAsia-AjoDerbi211.11’44.7850.188 / 0.188
3.11Sandro CORTESEGERIntact-Racing Team GermanyAprilia208.21’44.7870.190 / 0.002
4.55Hector FAUBELSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia211.71’44.9630.366 / 0.176
5.39Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPAprilia215.41’45.2350.638 / 0.272
6.7Efren VAZQUEZSPAAvant-AirAsia-AjoDerbi213.31’45.3380.741 / 0.103
7.94Jonas FOLGERGERRed Bull Ajo MotorSportAprilia206.31’45.8591.262 / 0.521
8.18Nicolas TEROLSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia214.71’45.9831.386 / 0.124
9.33Sergio GADEASPABlusens by Paris Hilton RacingAprilia206.71’46.2041.607 / 0.221
10.52Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Ajo MotorSportAprilia206.21’46.5681.971 / 0.364
11.99Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra205.41’46.5941.997 / 0.026
12.15Simone GROTZKYJITAPhonica RacingAprilia209.21’46.6102.013 / 0.016
13.30Giulian PEDONESWIPhonica RacingAprilia202.41’46.6682.071 / 0.058
14.77Marcel SCHROTTERGERMahindra RacingMahindra210.41’46.8192.222 / 0.151
15.3Luigi MORCIANOITATeam Italia FMIAprilia205.61’46.9882.391 / 0.169
16.10Alexis MASBOUFRACaretta TechnologyKTM208.11’47.0912.494 / 0.103
17.50Sturla FAGERHAUGNORWTR-Ten10 RacingAprilia205.51’47.4382.841 / 0.347
18.84Jakub KORNFEILCZEOngetta-Centro SetaAprilia204.51’47.5632.966 / 0.125
19.96Louis ROSSIFRAMatteoni RacingAprilia205.11’47.8193.222 / 0.256
20.23Alberto MONCAYOSPAAndalucia Banca CivicaAprilia207.01’47.9733.376 / 0.154
21.21Harry STAFFORDGBROngetta-Centro SetaAprilia202.71’47.9773.380 / 0.004
22.41Luca GRUENWALDGERFreudenberg Racing TeamKTM207.31’47.9963.399 / 0.019
23.26Adrian MARTINSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia207.51’48.0033.406 / 0.007
24.31Niklas AJOFINTT Motion Events RacingAprilia209.21’48.3513.754 / 0.348
25.17Taylor MACKENZIEGBRPhonica RacingAprilia203.21’48.8834.286 / 0.532
26.51Bryan SCHOUTENNEDDutch Racing TeamHonda208.11’49.0024.405 / 0.119
27.56Peter SEBESTYENHUNCaretta TechnologyKTM206.81’49.1184.521 / 0.116
28.19Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIAprilia205.11’49.3774.780 / 0.259
29.67Jerry VAN DE BUNTNEDJerrysRacingTeamHonda203.01’49.6255.028 / 0.248
30.28Josep RODRIGUEZSPAAndalucia Banca CivicaAprilia205.31’49.7605.163 / 0.135
31.36Joan PERELLOSPAMatteoni RacingAprilia195.31’49.9135.316 / 0.153
32.75Thomas VAN LEEUWENNEDRacingTeam Van LeeuwenHonda202.51’50.0205.423 / 0.107
33.53Jasper IWEMANEDOngetta-Abbink MetaalAprilia214.51’51.8567.259 / 1.836
61Ernst DUBBINKNEDRV Racing TeamHonda203.11’52.0547.457 / 0.198
43Francesco MAURIELLOITAWTR-Ten10 RacingAprilia202.21’57.54812.951 / 5.494
63Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirasia-Sic-AjoDerbi