Motorcycle Racing News 2011 125cc MotoGP: Mugello Results

2011 125cc MotoGP: Mugello Results

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Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) had a stunning return to competition after missing the last 125cc MotoGP race in Assen due to injury, shooting off the second row to lead the start of the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM Mugello race with first time pole man Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) moving quickly into second, chasing his first 125 GP victory.

The two 125cc MotoGP riders broke away from the rest of the field, pursued by the pack of Spanish riders Maverick Vinales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team), Efren Vazquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar), Luis Salom (RW Racing GP), and Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team), and two German 125cc riders Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) and Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport).

With ten laps to go, pressure from Zarco caused Terol to run wide, and the Frenchman took over the lead. The Spanish rider sat back until the final corner, driving out of it to pass Zarco on the home straight despite the Avant-AirAsia-Ajo rider swerving to break the draft. The win is the fifth for Terol of 2011, adding Mugello to the list of his previous wins at Losail, Jerez, Estoril and Catalunya.

16 year old Viñales dueled with Vázquez for the third spot on the podium, finally beating him across the line to take his fourth consecutive podium of the season, and moving into third place overall in the Championship.

Folger crashed out of the pack of seven 125cc MotoGP riders tussling for third on lap 17, handing his second place in the Championship over to Zarco.

2011 125cc MotoGP: Mugello Results

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 157.9 39’51.815
2. 20 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 157.9 +0.167
3. 16 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 157.3 +8.379
4. 13 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 157.3 +8.491
5. 11 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 157.3 +8.594
6. 10 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Aprilia 156.4 +22.908
7. 9 33 Sergio GADEA SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 156.3 +23.989
8. 8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 155.3 +40.138
9. 7 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 155.2 +40.767
10. 6 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 155.2 +41.198
11. 5 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 155.2 +41.255
12. 4 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Intact-Racing Team Germany Aprilia 156.3 +43.999
13. 3 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Phonica Racing Aprilia 154.9 +46.172
14. 2 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Ongetta-Abbink Metaal Aprilia 154.1 +58.976
15. 1 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 154.0 +59.725
16.   10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology KTM 154.0 +1’00.127
17.   17 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR Phonica Racing Aprilia 154.0 +1’00.227
18.   63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Airasia-Sic-Ajo Derbi 153.5 +1’08.245
19.   95 Miroslav POPOV CZE Ellegi Racing Aprilia 153.4 +1’10.593
20.   19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 153.2 +1’13.662
21.   43 Francesco MAURIELLO ITA WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 152.5 +1’23.949
22.   31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing Aprilia 151.6 +1’38.811
23.   30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Phonica Racing Aprilia 150.8 +1’53.144
Not Classified
    3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 154.1 1 Lap
    74 Kevin CALIA ITA MGP Racing Aprilia 154.1 1 Lap
    94 Jonas FOLGER GER Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 156.0 3 Laps
    99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 153.0 11 Laps
    56 Peter SEBESTYEN HUN Caretta Technology KTM 150.8 11 Laps
    96 Louis ROSSI FRA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 153.8 13 Laps
    36 Joan PERELLO SPA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 145.6 13 Laps
    50 Sturla FAGERHAUG NOR WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 144.7 13 Laps
    88 Massimo PARZIANI ITA Faenza Racing Aprilia 151.7 14 Laps
    26 Adrian MARTIN SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 144.0 19 Laps
    21 Harry STAFFORD GBR Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 141.3 19 Laps

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. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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