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Terol Remains Unbeaten After Warm-Up

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Despite the changeable weather conditions, Nico Terol was still the class of the field in warm-up for the 125cc Grand Prix of Portugal.

The pace was still over two seconds slower than qualifying, making the lap times very difficult to read, but the top three had a very familiar look to it. Terol's last minute effort of 1:48.978 saw him edge ahead of Sandro Cortese, who will start alongside him on the front row this afternoon.

Jonas Folger, who goes into today's race second in the championship, 19 points behind Terol was third fastest ahead of the other two Aspar Aprilias of Adrian Martin and Hector Faubel with Sergio Gadea in seventh.

After a miserable qualifying session, Danny Kent was back on form in the warm-up as he moved up to eighth on his final lap. Luis Salom and Maverick Vinales completed the top ten while home favourite Miguel Oliveira was 12th despite leading the way with eight minutes to go.

Danny Webb was also troubling the leaders in the early stages of the session and will have been happy with 15th, Harry Stafford was 26th.

Taylor Mackenzie didn't take part in warm-up and has been advised not to race this afternoon following an x-ray on his injured shoulder. The Scottish teenager revealed via his Twitter feed that he had “pulled the cartilage off the bone” in his shoulder, ruling him out of the Grand Prix.

With the circuit still not fully dry, the start of the Moto2 race at 11:15 BST is sure to be fascinating. The 125cc Grand Prix will follow the MotoGP race at 14:30 BST.

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