MotoGP » Moto3: Vinales pips Kornfeil as rain arrives

Maverick Vinales fastest during Friday practice (2) for the German Moto3 Grand Prix at Sachsenring.

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M1M - Unregistered

July 06, 2012 3:33 PM

It just goes to show how much difference an extra few kph make when at a twisty circuit where top end is less important, Webb and the Mahindra can be suddenly up in eighth. Terol has done nothing in Moto2 since losing the speed advantage he had in 125s although even in Moto2 there are still quite significant differences in top speed despite the spec engine, partly due to rider size but also aerodynamics and ram air systems. Many people are quick to slag of riders without taking into account the huge difference such factors play, especially in a close field where a couple of tenths can drop you many places.

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