2011 Sachsenring 125cc MotoGP | Results

125cc MotoGP

A breathtaking last lap battle between Hector Faubel (Bankia Aspar), Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) and Maverick Vinales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) in the 125cc race at Sachsenring, Germany, saw Frenchman Zarco make a move on Faubel out of the last corner of the race, crossing the finish line at the exact same time as the Spaniard.

A video finish determined a tie between the two, and Faubel was awarded his first win of the season by virtue of having set a faster lap during the race than Zarco.

A great start by Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) put him in the lead at the start of the 27-lap race, where he was joined by the likes of Luis Salom (RW Racing GP), Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Civica), Efrén Vazquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) in an eight-man tussle for the lead. Meanwhile Viñales was pushed down to tenth at the start, giving the youngster who started on pole a tough job to scrap his way back to the front on the tight and twisty Sachsenring circuit.

Fierce racing ensued, with Terol, Vázquez and Gadea swapping the lead and no break in the front eight until Vazquez was forced off at turn one trying to out-brake everyone and ran off the track, taking him out of the lead pack with 11 laps to go. Vazquez later crashed out of the race while pushing hard to catch the leaders.

With ten laps to go, there were still six riders fighting fiercely at the front, with aggressive passing and bumping for position between the leaders. Terol faded from the front on lap 22, and Gadea was dropped shortly after when it appeared he had an issue with the clutch lever of the bike. Meanwhile Viñales had made his way up to Faubel and Zarco, and the three began the struggle for the lead until the photo finish.

Championship leader Terol finally finished in fourth, with Salom and Gadea in fifth and sixth. Jonas Folger (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), who had tried to stay with the frontrunners but fell back halfway through, ended the race seventh, while Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany), Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) and Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing) completed the top ten positions.

2011 Germany 125cc MotoGP: Sachsenring Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1.2555Hector FAUBELSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia148.839’57.979
2.205Johann ZARCOFRAAvant-AirAsia-AjoDerbi148.80 Lap
3.1625Maverick VIÑALESSPABlusens by Paris Hilton RacingAprilia148.8+0.272
4.1318Nicolas TEROLSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia148.7+1.723
5.1139Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPAprilia148.6+2.784
6.1033Sergio GADEASPABlusens by Paris Hilton RacingAprilia148.4+6.786
7.994Jonas FOLGERGERRed Bull Ajo MotorSportAprilia148.0+13.116
8.811Sandro CORTESEGERIntact-Racing Team GermanyAprilia148.0+13.414
9.752Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Ajo MotorSportAprilia148.0+13.710
10.631Niklas AJOFINTT Motion Events RacingAprilia147.0+29.090
11.523Alberto MONCAYOSPAAndalucia Banca CivicaAprilia147.0+29.341
12.442Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERFreudenberg Racing TeamKTM146.8+33.483
13.384Jakub KORNFEILCZEOngetta-Centro SetaAprilia146.7+34.357
14.299Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra146.7+34.405
15.153Jasper IWEMANEDOngetta-Abbink MetaalAprilia146.5+36.878
16. 77Marcel SCHROTTERGERMahindra RacingMahindra146.2+43.087
17. 15Simone GROTZKYJITAPhonica RacingAprilia146.2+43.123
18. 96Louis ROSSIFRAMatteoni RacingAprilia145.6+52.487
19. 3Luigi MORCIANOITATeam Italia FMIAprilia145.1+1’01.936
20. 30Giulian PEDONESWIPhonica RacingAprilia144.9+1’04.494
21. 50Sturla FAGERHAUGNORWTR-Ten10 RacingAprilia144.8+1’05.804
22. 43Francesco MAURIELLOITAWTR-Ten10 RacingAprilia144.8+1’05.900
23. 36Joan PERELLOSPAMatteoni RacingAprilia143.8+1’24.205
24. 63Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirasia-Sic-AjoDerbi143.6+1’27.327
25. 19Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIAprilia143.6+1’27.505
26. 10Alexis MASBOUFRACaretta TechnologyKTM143.21 Lap
27. 78Felix FORSTENHAEUSLERGERSchwaben Racing TeamHonda142.81 Lap
Not Classified
  26Adrian MARTINSPABankia Aspar Team 125ccAprilia146.81 Lap
  21Harry STAFFORDGBROngetta-Centro SetaAprilia146.71 Lap
  41Luca GRUENWALDGERFreudenberg Racing TeamKTM144.54 Laps
  7Efren VAZQUEZSPAAvant-AirAsia-AjoDerbi147.77 Laps
  56Peter SEBESTYENHUNCaretta TechnologyKTM144.18 Laps
  70Marvin FRITZGERLHF Project RacingHonda142.619 Laps
  73Jack MILLERAUSRZT RacingAprilia134.324 Laps
  44Miguel OLIVEIRAPORAndalucia Banca CivicaAprilia145.025 Laps
  17Taylor MACKENZIEGBRPhonica RacingAprilia143.025 Laps