125cc: Faubel takes Aragon 125cc pole

autosport.com

Sat, 17 Sep 13:25:07 2011

Hector Faubel upstaged the 125cc title contenders to take his first pole position of the season at Aragon.

The 2007 125cc runner-up was brought back to the series by Aspar this year after three underwhelming seasons in 250cc/Moto2, and today's pole marks the first time he has topped qualifying since the '07 Sepang 125cc race.

Faubel did not look like a pole contender going into the closing stages as his points-leading team-mate Nico Terol and Blusens rider Maverick Vinales fought it out.

But in the closing moments Faubel came through with a 1m59.222s to deny Vinales a fourth pole of his rookie season by just 0.009 seconds.

Terol completes an all-Spanish front row, ahead of his title rival Johann Zarco (Ajo Derbi).

Danny Kent (Ajo Aprilia) and Luis Salom (RW Aprilia) join Zarco on row two.

Vinales' new team-mate Josep Rodriguez, replacing the Moto2-bound Sergio Gadea, was in the top 10 for a long while before slipping to 12th in the end. The Spanish championship frontrunner is making his fifth 125cc start after a handful of wildcard appearances.

 

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