MotoGP » 125: Three from three for Terol

Nico Terol wins the Portuguese 125cc Grand Prix at Estoril.

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MM - Unregistered

May 01, 2011 3:44 PM

Exciting race, albeit for second. Fantastic performance from the 16 year old Vinales in only his third GP, probably only missing out on a podium by the smallest possible margin after losing a couple of tenths due to Faubel's crash.

Max - Unregistered

May 01, 2011 5:32 PM

What...exciting? U gotta be kidding me! Terol has no competition (Marquez, Smith, Espagaro, Iannone, Simon).
I'll be surprised if anyone gets a lookin 4 a race win. Maybe... Just maybe Cortese. Vasquez has gone backwards. He was my tip this year to challenge 4 wins, just like Marquez last year, BUT he hasn't stepped up... That's the difference.
And people r talking about Motogp being boring. This year will be similar to Melandri's 250cc year. Absolutely no competition.
Congratulations Nico Terol, FIM 2011 125cc World Champion.

Dan - Unregistered

May 01, 2011 8:49 PM

Poor Terol. The lack of legitimate competition in terms of riders and machinery is going to discredit this championship a fair bit I feel.
He had the talent to win the title last year against the likes of Marquez, Simon and Smith in one of the strongest years, if it wasn't for his injury but instead he gets left with this.

jan - Unregistered

May 02, 2011 6:56 AM

Some moto3 bikes have competed with 125s in Italian
championship at Monza.
between 25 and 35 km/h slower than the 125s
And those 125s were not WC level!
Long live the 2strokes, they are faster even with 50%
less cubic capacity.
How ridiculous moto3 will be?

MM - Unregistered

May 04, 2011 3:04 AM

If people don't enjoy watching riders dicing and overtaking unless it's for first position, then why watch at all? I love the sport, so to see the likes of Vinales and Oliviera cut their teeth in GP racing is a big part of the enjoyment. Anyone who wasn't excited by the battle between Lorenzo and Rossi at Motegi last year, simply because it was for third, isn't really a race fan at all. Even watching a rider setting fast laps on his own is exciting. Take a snapshot of an F1 car flat out through a bend and it looks static - it might as well be parked - but a photo of a rider and bike at full lean angle, or wheeling out of a corner, is dynamic - it looks, and IS precarious, on a tightrope, visibly seeking the limit, close to the ragged edge....

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