BANKIA 125cc Squad Riders Frustrated By FP2 Cancellation

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A relatively unproductive first session for the 125cc riders in the wet this morning was followed by a non-existent one in the afternoon, when oil left on the track by a Moto2 rider led to the second free practice session being cancelled in the name of safety. The morning session had been affected by drizzle that fell only around certain sections of the track, making it impossible for the riders to judge on slick tyres. As for BANKIA Aspar riders Nico Terol and Héctor Faubel it has been a short but satisfactory opening day at the Dutch TT, which they finished in fourth and fifth place respectively, with their young team-mate Adrián Martín caught out by the conditions and languishing down in 26th place.

4th Nico Terol 1.48.847 (9 laps):
“Today was a strange day because we spent very little time on track. This morning we only completed a few laps because the track was partly damp and it was difficult to get a feeling on slick tyres. I have always got on well with this circuit so I am not too worried about the cancelled session. Hopefully the conditions are better in the morning so that we can continue to work. I have spoken to Elena [Rosell], who has had a tough day today because it is not easy at all to take on a new circuit like Assen in these conditions, and I am sure she will bounce back tomorrow.”

5th Héctor Faubel 1.49.115 (8 laps):
“Once again we have been forced to start a Grand Prix in difficult circumstances. The track this morning was neither wet nor dry and even though you could ride with slicks it was slippery. It is a shame about this afternoon being cancelled because I was keen to ride, even in the rain, but if the track wasn’t safe because of the oil left by Baldolini then it is the right decision.”

26th Adrián Martín 1.52.701 (8 laps):
“I didn’t feel comfortable on the damp track this morning and struggled to find a good feeling. It is only the first day here and the track was slippery so it was tough. I had work to do this afternoon but the session was cancelled because of the oil. It is frustrating for me because we needed more time but understandable because the decision was made for safety reasons.”

Source: Aspar Media

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