2011 125cc MotoGP: Mugello Qualifying

125cc MotoGP

Johann Zarco will start from pole position for the first time in his career on Sunday at Mugello, after a rain-hit qualifying session prevented the majority of the 125cc MotoGP riders from improving on their provisional times.

The Avant-AirAsia-Ajo rider set his best time of the weekend in the few early dry laps of the qualifying session. His time of 1’58.988 was over a second and a half faster than second place starter Luis Salom (RW Racing GP), who will start for the second time this season from the front row, and nearly two seconds ahead of third position starter Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team).

Light and intermittent showers left the circuit in varying degrees of dampness during the early part of the 40 minute single cylinder class qualifying session, later turning heavier just before the end, allowing the field only the first minutes to set their fastest times.

Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) posted a time of 2’01.026 to put him in fourth position and at the head of the second row, he will be accompanied by the Championship leader Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) who was quickest in the dry morning session but was taken by surprise with the arrival of rain, which had been forecast for later in the afternoon. Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) posted a top six time of 2’01.093 and completes row two.

Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) and Bankia Aspar duo Héctor Faubel and Adrián Martín make up an all Spanish row three, with Italian Louis Rossi (Matteoni Racing) leading row four joined by Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing).

2011 Mugello 125cc MotoGP: Qualifying Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 225.3 1’58.988  
2. 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Aprilia 227.1 2’00.620 1.632 / 1.632
3. 33 Sergio GADEA SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 228.9 2’00.903 1.915 / 0.283
4. 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 227.8 2’01.026 2.038 / 0.123
5. 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 225.5 2’01.033 2.045 / 0.007
6. 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Intact-Racing Team Germany Aprilia 224.2 2’01.093 2.105 / 0.060
7. 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 226.7 2’01.201 2.213 / 0.108
8. 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 228.0 2’01.351 2.363 / 0.150
9. 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 227.9 2’01.679 2.691 / 0.328
10. 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 219.5 2’01.768 2.780 / 0.089
11. 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 224.7 2’01.781 2.793 / 0.013
12. 99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 228.0 2’01.811 2.823 / 0.030
13. 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 220.2 2’01.839 2.851 / 0.028
14. 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Phonica Racing Aprilia 224.6 2’01.927 2.939 / 0.088
15. 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 222.1 2’01.976 2.988 / 0.049
16. 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 229.8 2’02.153 3.165 / 0.177
17. 21 Harry STAFFORD GBR Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 226.0 2’02.349 3.361 / 0.196
18. 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG NOR WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 223.1 2’02.483 3.495 / 0.134
19. 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Ongetta-Abbink Metaal Aprilia 218.4 2’02.745 3.757 / 0.262
20. 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology KTM 222.1 2’02.929 3.941 / 0.184
21. 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 223.0 2’02.931 3.943 / 0.002
22. 74 Kevin CALIA ITA MGP Racing Aprilia 220.8 2’02.949 3.961 / 0.018
23. 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing Aprilia 221.3 2’02.965 3.977 / 0.016
24. 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 218.3 2’03.077 4.089 / 0.112
25. 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Airasia-Sic-Ajo Derbi 220.9 2’03.375 4.387 / 0.298
26. 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 222.0 2’03.482 4.494 / 0.107
27. 95 Miroslav POPOV CZE Ellegi Racing Aprilia 212.9 2’03.684 4.696 / 0.202
28. 17 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR Phonica Racing Aprilia 219.0 2’03.915 4.927 / 0.231
29. 43 Francesco MAURIELLO ITA WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 223.4 2’04.632 5.644 / 0.717
30. 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 221.9 2’04.663 5.675 / 0.031
31. 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Phonica Racing Aprilia 226.4 2’04.860 5.872 / 0.197
32. 56 Peter SEBESTYEN HUN Caretta Technology KTM 222.6 2’05.954 6.966 / 1.094
33. 36 Joan PERELLO SPA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 211.1 2’07.064 8.076 / 1.110
  88 Massimo PARZIANI ITA Faenza Racing Aprilia 208.3 2’09.633 10.645 / 2.569

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