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125: Terol to make Mugello return

"I will turn that energy into strength, just like I did in the Czech Republic last year" - Nico Terol.
After withdrawing from last weekend's Assen round due to a damaged finger tendon, 125cc World Championship leader Nico Terol will return to action in this weekend's Mugello round.

With closest rival Jonas Folger only managing seventh in the rain-shortened Dutch race, Terol's title lead has only been reduced slightly, from 35 to 27 points, over the young German.

"Nobody likes to crash but sometimes it happens, it's part of the job," said Terol winner of four of the seven races this season. "It was a shame to miss the race in Holland but psychologically I feel very strong, I know that my form is good and a finger injury is not going to slow me down.

"Last Saturday I missed out on one of my favourite races of the year but I have the chance to get over that this weekend at Mugello, another circuit I love.

"Physically I am not quite 100% because the tendon on my little finger is still recovering but I am feeling highly motivated because the operation was a complete success and I am sure I can perform at a very high level."

Aspar Aprilia rider Terol now aims to repeat the form he produced last season after also missing a race through injury.

The Spaniard won the next two races, but still finished the year 14 points from world champion Marc Marquez. Unlike Folger, Marquez gained the full 25 points on Terol when he won the race Terol didn't start.

"It was frustrating to watch the race from home on Saturday but I will turn that energy into strength, just like I did in the Czech Republic [his comeback race] last year, and come back even faster if that's possible."


Tagged as: Assen , Mugello , 125 , Aspar , Marc Marquez , Nico Terol

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Adam - Unregistered

June 30, 2011 2:21 PM

He pulled out for a damaged tendon on his little finger? That's a pretty pathetic injury compared to what others have raced with. Never liked Terol, especially after he stayed in 125 yet another win after all his rivals from last year took the plunge to Moto2.



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