Terol Leads Aspar 1-2 on Friday Afternoon

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Nicolas Terol narrowly outpaced teammate Hector Faubel as the Bankia Aspar Aprilias held the advantage at the end of day one at the German Grand Prix.

The elder of the two Spaniards had led for much of the session but his time of 1:28.540 was beaten by the Championship leader two minutes from time. Terol's time of 1:28.483 survived a late challenge from Faubel who came up short by 0.007s.

The third Aspar entry also made headlines but for the wrong reasons, as Adrian Martin suffered a nasty accident in the closing minutes and was taken to the medical centre for checks on an injured finger.

Behind the two Aspar Aprilias came two Blusens by Paris Hilton bikes, led by Maverick Vinales who closed the gap to just 0.172s, edging out Sergio Gadea who finished fourth.

Sandro Cortese was the quickest of the home riders in fifth after jumping ahead of Marcel Schrotter in the dying seconds. The Mahindra rider led the challenge for the Indian team who are having their most impressive weekend of the season far.

Luis Salom was the biggest threat to the Aspar boys earlier in the session but later dropped back to seventh ahead of another German, Jonas Folger, who was just seven tenths of a second back in eighth.

Danny Webb confirmed Mahindra's impressive performance with the ninth fastest time, meaning they were the second quickest constructor on Friday, ahead of the two Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbis. Efren Vazquez had a trip through the gravel on his way to tenth, but still sneaked ahead of teammate Johann Zarco who finished 11th.

Danny Kent made a late move to go 13th while fellow Britons Harry Stafford and Taylor Mackenzie were 28th and 30th respectively.

Combined Friday Practice Times:

Pos Rider Nat Bike Team Time/Gap
1 Nicolas Terol SPA Aprilia Bankia Aspar Team 1:28.483
2 Hector Faubel SPA Aprilia Bankia Aspar Team +0.007
3 Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing +0.172
4 Sergio Gadea SPA Aprilia Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing +0.488
5 Sandro Cortese GER Aprilia Intact-Racing Team Germany +0.591
6 Efren Vazquez SPA Derbi Avant-AirAsia-Ajo +0.618
7 Marcel Schrotter GER Mahindra Mahindra Racing +0.653
8 Luis Salom SPA Aprilia RW Racing GP +0.695
9 Jonas Folger GER Aprilia Red Bull Ajo MotorSport +0.704
10 Danny Webb GBR Mahindra Mahindra Racing +0.766
11 Johann Zarco FRA Derbi Avant-AirAsia-Ajo +0.870
12 Simone Grotzkyj ITA Aprilia Phonica Racing +1.024
13 Danny Kent GBR Aprilia Red Bull Ajo MotorSport +1.113
14 Adrian Martin SPA Aprilia Bankia Aspar Team +1.187
15 Toni Finsterbusch (WC) GER KTM Freudenberg Racing Team +1.227
16 Niklas Ajo FIN Aprilia TT Motion Events Racing +1.334
17 Alberto Moncayo SPA Aprilia Andalucía Banca Civica +1.495
18 Sturla Fagerhaug NOR Aprilia WTR-Ten10 Racing +1.555
19 Jakub Kornfeil CZE Aprilia Ongetta-Centro-Seta +1.619
20 Jack Miller (WC) AUS Aprilia RZT Racing +1.683
21 Zulfahmi Khairuddin MAL Derbi AirAsia-Sic-Ajo +1.982
22 Francesco Mauriello ITA Aprilia WTR-Ten10 Racing +2.078
23 Luigi Morciano ITA Aprilia Team Italia FMI +2.145
24 Jasper Iwema NED Aprilia Ongetta-Abbink-Metaal +2.184
25 Luca Gruenwald (WC) NED KTM Freudenberg Racing Team +2.304
26 Giulian Pedone SWI Aprilia Phonica Racing +2.318
27 Louis Rossi FRA Aprilia Matteoni Racing +2.356
28 Harry Stafford GBR Aprilia Ongetta-Centro-Seta +2.399
29 Miguel Oliveira POR Aprilia Andalucía Banca Civica +2.399
30 Taylor Mackenzie GBR Aprilia Phonica Racing +2.430
31 Peter Sebestyen HUN KTM Caretta Technology +2.621
32 Alexis Masbou FRA KTM Caretta Technology +2.776
33 Felix Forstenhaeusler (WC) GER Honda Schwaben Racing Team +3.018
34 Marvin Fritz (WC) GER Honda LHR Project Racing +3.044
35 Joan Perello SPA Aprilia Matteoni Racing +3.208
36 Alessandro Tonucci ITA Aprilia Team Italia FMI +4.487
(WC) – Wildcard Entrant
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