GP 125 Catalunya Results: Young Gun

125 GP Results

Marc Márquez became the youngest ever rider to take four successive Grand Prix wins today when he triumphed in the 125cc Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya.

Taking the record off Valentino Rossi, the 17 year-old Spaniard won by a comfortable margin as he underlined his dominance of the category with his third victory from pole position.

Bradley Smith got a fantastic start from the front row and led into Turn 1 but when he ran wide at the exit it was Márquez who took advantage to shoot through and immediately start building an early lead as the field settled into their rhythm.

Unfortunately for Esteve Rabat his race was ended prematurely – as it had been in the previous round at Assen – when he crashed out at Turn 10 on the opening lap.

Randy Krummenacher made an impressive start to rise from 14th to seventh, whilst towards the front a battle for second started to settle between Smith, Nico Terol and Pol Espargaró, as they became detached from the remainder of the field and Márquez continue to build his lead.

There were further fallers in the form of Alexis Masbou and Sturla Fagerhaug as they pushed for positions further down the field, but the real battle was unfolding between the trio competing for the remaining two podium positions. Luis Salom was forced to retire shortly after.

As the final quarter of the race approached Márquez had established an unassailable lead, which stood at close to four seconds, but Smith, Espargaró and Terol were incredibly closely matched as they engaged in a tactical contest. The distance back to fifth placed Sandro Cortese had stretched to almost 40 seconds as the last two laps beckoned.

Drama on the final lap saw Terol try to make a move but have to pull back suddenly to avoid hitting Espargaró and he ran wide and dropped to the back of the trio. The tension peaked further when the Bancaja Aspar rider then had a highside as he pushed hard, ending his participation.

That left Smith to take his second podium of the season and cross the line in second place at 4.638s off winner Márquez. Espargaró was a further 0.358s back as he took third.

Cortese won the battle with Efrén Vázquez for fourth place, with Tomoyoshi Koyama sixth and Krummenacher seventh. Johann Zarco, Jonas Folger and Danny Webb completed the top ten.

125 GP Records

Pole

Lap:
2010Marc MARQUEZ1’50.543153.9

Km/h
Fastest Lap:Lap: 9Pol ESPARGARO1’50.590153.9

Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2010Pol ESPARGARO1’50.590153.9

Km/h
Best Lap:2007Gabor TALMACSI1’50.012154.7

Km/h

 

The result moved Márquez onto 132 points and into top spot in the standings, with Espargaró now second at just a point behind. Terol’s non-finish means he is now third on 118, with Smith remaining in fourth and now on 94 points.

125 GP Results – Barcelona, Sunday, July 04, 2010

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12593Marc MARQUEZSPARed

Bull Ajo Motorsport
Derbi153.040’46.315
22038Bradley SMITHGBRBancaja

Aspar Team
Aprilia152.7+4.638
31644Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti

Racing
Derbi152.7+4.996
41311Sandro CORTESEGERAvant

Mitsubishi Ajo
Derbi150.3+45.366
5117Efren VAZQUEZSPATuenti

Racing
Derbi150.2+45.433
61071Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNRacing

Team Germany
Aprilia150.0+49.685
7935Randy

KRUMMENACHER
SWIStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia150.0+49.735
8814Johann ZARCOFRAWTR

San Marino Team
Aprilia150.0+49.743
9794Jonas FOLGERGEROngetta

Team
Aprilia150.0+49.775
10699Danny WEBBGBRAndalucia

Cajasol
Aprilia149.8+53.115
11526Adrian MARTINSPAAeroport

de Castello – Ajo
Aprilia149.5+58.669
12415Simone GROTZKYJITAFontana

Racing
Aprilia149.4+58.800
13323Alberto MONCAYOSPAAndalucia

Cajasol
Aprilia149.3+1’02.050
14278Marcel SCHROTTERGERInterwetten

Honda 125
Honda148.5+1’15.497
15163Zulfahmi

KHAIRUDDIN
MALAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia148.4+1’16.029
1684Jakub KORNFEILCZERacing

Team Germany
Aprilia147.8+1’26.441
1769Louis ROSSIFRACBC

Corse
Aprilia147.4+1’33.613
1887Luca MARCONIITAOngetta

Team
Aprilia147.2+1’36.186
1958Joan PERELLOSPASAG

Castrol
Honda147.2+1’36.223
2060Michael VAN

DER MARK
NEDLambretta Reparto CorseLambretta147.2+1’36.340
2159Johnny ROSELLSPASAG

Castrol
Honda146.8+1’43.804
2272Marco RAVAIOLIITALambretta

Reparto Corse
Lambretta146.1+1’55.331
2356Peter SEBESTYENHUNRight

Guard Racing
Aprilia141.31 Lap
Not Classified
40Nicolas TEROLSPABancaja

Aspar Team
Aprilia152.81 Lap
39Luis SALOMSPAStipa-Molenaar

Racing GP
Aprilia147.08 Laps
17Eduard LOPEZSPACatalunya

Racing Team
Aprilia143.211 Laps
55Isaac VIÑALESSPACatalunya

Racing Team
Aprilia147.012 Laps
50Sturla FAGERHAUGNORAirAsia

– Sepang Int. Circuit
Aprilia147.915 Laps
5Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta

Team
Aprilia148.217 Laps
Not Starting
12Esteve RABATSPABlusens-STXAprilia0 Lap
53Jasper IWEMANEDCBC

Corse
Aprilia0

Lap
32Lorenzo SAVADORIITAMatteoni

CP Racing
Aprilia0 Lap