Terol Extra Motivated To Put On Good Show For Fans

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The names of Terol and Cortese have rung out constantly over the PA system this weekend at Jerez, the Spaniard and the German dominating proceedings in the 125cc class so far. Despite the best efforts of several other home riders the pair carried their personal duel into qualifying this afternoon, scrapping throughout for pole position, which eventually went to Cortese. Hector Faubel is sure to join the pair when it comes to fighting for the win tomorrow, when he will join them on the front row. The three ‘veterans’ of the class were the only riders to break the 1’48 mark tomorrow and look to be clear podium favourites, although if the weather forecasts are correct that could all change tomorrow.

BANKIA Aspar team-mates Terol and Faubel have worked hard all weekend to make sure they are ready whatever the weather. The former is the series leader and he set a fast and consistent pace today despite being knocked off pole at the end by Cortese. His weak point appears to be in T4, an area he will look to improve in tomorrow’s warm-up. Faubel met his target of qualifying on the front row whilst the third and youngest BANKIA rider Adrián Martín will start fourteenth after suffering a crash this morning.

2nd Nico Terol 1.47.608 (17 laps):
“I am extra motivated for tomorrow, I really want to put on a good show for the fans. We have a good base setting that has allowed us to set a consistently fast pace over the weekend so far and I feel ready for the race, hopefully it goes well. I have never won here before so I will be giving everything to do it tomorrow, although we have to keep in mind that it’s a long championship. The three guys on the front row set similar times in the 1’47s and we are all experienced so I think the race will be between Héctor, Cortese and myself. We have to stay focused over the opening laps to make sure nobody esle gets involved and try to escape if possible.”

3rd Héctor Faubel 1.47.969 (17 laps):
“The chassis set-up is almost perfect, we just need to try and squeeze a bit more out of the engine to run with the front two. We have taena big step forward from Qatar and made the most out of the material available to us. I am third on the grid but just a couple of tenths off Nico and Sandro and I feel strong. My objective has to be to fight for the podium and if I can be involved in the battle for the win I’ll give it my all. They will push hard from the start so I will try to stay with them and make it a three-way fight for victory.”

14th Adrián Martín 1.49.785 (16 laps):
“This morning I was really happy because I found my references easily although I had a crash at the end of the session when I tried to push on cold tyres. I didn’t feel as comfortable in the afternoon, the bike wasn’t responding as I expected and I couldn’t set a fast lap. I was maybe trying too hard after that. The chassis set-up is good but we need to try and improve the engine before tomorrow.”

Source: Aspar Media

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