Terol Aims To Continue Brno Winning Streak
With just eight races remaining of the 2011 season and a maximum of 200 points up for grabs, the 125cc season resumes following a three-week summer break this weekend. Four of those races take place outside of Europe (Indianapolis, Japan, Australia and Malaysia), with Nico Terol defending a 32-point advantage at the top of the current standings.
The BANKIA Aspar rider heads to Brno as the man to beat, not just because of his points cushion at the top of the championship but because he is the winner of the past two editions of the Czech Republic Grand Prix. Last year’s win came on his return to action following injury and his target for a weekend that sees him at full fitness this time around has to be the same result. His team-mate Héctor Faubel is also a past winner here and also lists it as one of his favourite circuits. Having rediscovered the taste for victory champagne in the last race in Germany the Spaniard is now looking for a repeat of his 2007 success at Brno.
“The summer break has given me a chance for my hand to recover further and for me to disconnect from everything a little. I have enjoyed my holidays but I’ve also been training hard and I am more than ready for the next round. Hopefully we can pick up in a positive way for the second part of the season because even though I wasn’t happy with the performance in Germany we came away with some good points and the objective now is to make life even harder for my closest rivals. I love Brno and I always have a great feeling riding there. I have won for the past two years so I will be giving everything from Friday to keep that run going.”
“Brno is one of my favourite circuits. In 2007 I had one of the best races of my career there and after my win in Germany I am full of confidence and so is the team. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off and be fighting for the win again this Sunday. The second half of the season is always tough but we need to keep this level of performance up over the last eight races that are left. I have been forced to rest over the break because I have been ill and actually spent a couple of days in hospital due to intestinal pains but luckily I am okay and fit for the next Grand Prix.”
“The second half of the season represents a fresh start for me and I am highly motivated. We had some tough races before the break and didn’t manage to find a good feeling with the bike but we continue to work as hard as always. Now is the time for us to get back to the good form we showed at the start of the season. The break has been a good opportunity for me to get over my finger injury and now I should be able to ride without the pain I was struggling with in Germany. I have recharged my batteries and I am looking forward to getting back to action at Brno and leaving the bad luck from the last few races behind.”
Source: Aspar Media