Germany 125cc MotoGP: Qualifying Results

2011 125cc MotoGP

Maverick Vinales will head the 125 grid at Sachsenring, Germany, after securing his third pole position of the season, with Hector Faubel and Luis Salom joining the 16 year old on the front row.

Vinales entered the qualifying session all guns blazing, jumping to the top of the pile ahead of Faubel, who had topped the times at the start.

Faubel responded to the youngster’s challenge to regain the lead at the halfway point and appeared capable of taking the pole until a high speed run off on his fast lap had him running through the gravel at the end of QP, handing the top spot to the Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team rider who set a time of 1’27.477.

Faubel’s best lap of 1’27.808 set before his run off was enough to secure him the second spot on the grid, with Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) 0.057s behind him in third. Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar), who was fastest in the previous three practice sessions though has never had a podium at the Sachsenring circuit, posted the fourth fastest time with a 1’27.992.

Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) began the session with rear suspension problems, but he emerged later in the session to post a time that put him on the second row for the start of the race. Last year’s sixth place finisher Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) took the last spot on the second row with a best lap of 1’28.178.

Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), heads the third row, joined by Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and German rider Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport). Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) make up the fourth row.

German rider Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany), who had run in the top ten all weekend crashed at the end of qualifying session, his earlier set best lap time leaving him in 15th position, just ahead of Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) in 16th.

2011 125cc MotoGP 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 207.3 1’27.477  
2. 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 203.5 1’27.808 0.331 / 0.331
3. 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Aprilia 208.5 1’27.865 0.388 / 0.057
4. 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 210.8 1’27.992 0.515 / 0.127
5. 33 Sergio GADEA SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 204.9 1’28.067 0.590 / 0.075
6. 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 203.6 1’28.178 0.701 / 0.111
7. 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 206.7 1’28.316 0.839 / 0.138
8. 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 210.1 1’28.344 0.867 / 0.028
9. 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 204.0 1’28.390 0.913 / 0.046
10. 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 201.1 1’28.626 1.149 / 0.236
11. 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 204.5 1’28.651 1.174 / 0.025
12. 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 204.7 1’28.704 1.227 / 0.053
13. 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 200.1 1’28.721 1.244 / 0.017
14. 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing Aprilia 205.0 1’28.752 1.275 / 0.031
15. 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Intact-Racing Team Germany Aprilia 205.0 1’28.778 1.301 / 0.026
16. 99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 204.3 1’28.822 1.345 / 0.044
17. 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Airasia-Sic-Ajo Derbi 204.2 1’28.929 1.452 / 0.107
18. 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 204.4 1’29.062 1.585 / 0.133
19. 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Phonica Racing Aprilia 205.5 1’29.171 1.694 / 0.109
20. 21 Harry STAFFORD GBR Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 201.0 1’29.226 1.749 / 0.055
21. 17 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR Phonica Racing Aprilia 202.2 1’29.307 1.830 / 0.081
22. 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology KTM 201.6 1’29.446 1.969 / 0.139
23. 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 200.5 1’29.450 1.973 / 0.004
24. 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Ongetta-Abbink Metaal Aprilia 208.9 1’29.523 2.046 / 0.073
25. 41 Luca GRUENWALD GER Freudenberg Racing Team KTM 201.2 1’29.628 2.151 / 0.105
26. 73 Jack MILLER AUS RZT Racing Aprilia 198.8 1’29.680 2.203 / 0.052
27. 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG NOR WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 202.4 1’29.725 2.248 / 0.045
28. 42 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Freudenberg Racing Team KTM 202.3 1’29.739 2.262 / 0.014
29. 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Phonica Racing Aprilia 202.4 1’29.825 2.348 / 0.086
30. 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 204.3 1’29.905 2.428 / 0.080
31. 43 Francesco MAURIELLO ITA WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 201.7 1’30.227 2.750 / 0.322
32. 56 Peter SEBESTYEN HUN Caretta Technology KTM 199.3 1’30.602 3.125 / 0.375
33. 36 Joan PERELLO SPA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 198.0 1’30.606 3.129 / 0.004
34. 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 200.2 1’31.273 3.796 / 0.667
35. 78 Felix FORSTENHAEUSLER GER Schwaben Racing Team Honda 198.9 1’31.431 3.954 / 0.158
36. 70 Marvin FRITZ GER LHF Project Racing Honda 196.8 1’31.655 4.178 / 0.224

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