MotoGP »

125: Terol on pole in Malaysia

Nico Terol takes pole position for the Malaysian 125cc Grand Prix at Sepang.
125cc World Championship leader Nico Terol took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang by just 0.015sec, on his last lap of Saturday's qualifying session.

The Aspar Aprilia rider just pipped team-mate Hector Faubel, with the on-form Sandro Cortese completing the front row in third for Racing Team Germany. Fourth place Efren Vazquez was over one-second from pole.

Terol starts Sunday's penultimate round with a 25-point advantage over Johann Zarco and will therefore be champion if he finishes ahead of the Frenchman tomorrow.

He stands an excellent chance of doing so, after a series of problems for Zarco in qualifying. The Frenchman fell early on, then pulled off-track shortly after he returned - following hasty repairs - with fifteen minutes remaining.

At that point he was 32nd and last, but the Ajo Derbi rider was able to find the cause of the problem himself and restart the bike. Zarco then ran off track on his first quick lap, had a near highside on the next, before eventually taking what was still a somewhat sick bike to 15th on the grid.

Qualifying:

1. Terol (Aprilia) 2m 13.579s
2. Faubel (Aprilia) +0.015s
3. Cortese (Aprilia) +0.375s
4. Vazquez (Derbi) +1.002s
5. Salom (Aprilia) +1.103s
6. Folger (Aprilia) +1.197s
7. Vinales (Aprilia) +1.476s
8. Moncayo (Aprilia) +1.693s
9. Martin (Aprilia) +1.725s
10. Kent (Aprilia) +2.011s

19. Stafford (Aprilia) +3.059s
22. Mackenzie (Aprilia) +3.651s



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Terol, 125, Malaysian MotoGP 2011
Jorge Martinez `Aspar` presents Marc Marquez with 2014 MotoGP world champion certificate at FIM Awards (Pic: Aspar)
Francesco Bagnaia tests new Aspar Mahindra (pic: Aspar)
Francesco Bagnaia tests new Aspar Mahindra (pic: Aspar)
Terol, Moto2, Valencia MotoGP 2014
Terol, Moto2 race Valencia 2014
Terol, Moto2 Valencia 2014
Terol, Valencia Moto2 2014
Terol, Moto2 Valencia 2014
Terol, Moto2 Valencia 2014
Miller, Malaysian Moto3 Race 2014
Miller, Malaysian Moto3 Race 2014
Rins, Malaysian Moto3 Race 2014
Miller, Malaysian Moto3 Race 2014
Azmi, Malaysian Moto3 Race 2014
Azmi, Malaysian Moto3 Race 2014
Azmi, Malaysian Moto3 Race 2014
Rins, Malaysian Moto3 Race 2014

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.