Motegi 125cc GP: Results

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Motegi 125 GP Results

Marc Márquez took victory at Motegi in the 125cc Grand Prix of Japan on Sunday as he closed the gap on Championship leader Nico Terol – who finished the race in second position – to six points.

It was the Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider’s seventh win of the season, which came from his ninth pole position start of the year.

Traffic at the start of the race saw Jonas Folger (Team Ongetta) and Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) crash out through no fault of their own as a coming together of bikes affected the duo.

The German youngster escaped with bruising to his left arm and Vázquez avoided injury as well, but was transferred to hospital for precautionary checks.

Avoiding the chaos at the head of the race were Terol, Márquez, Bradley Smith, Pol Espargaró and Sandro Cortese who all settled into a leading group of five, which itself became more dispersed as the race continued.

With 14 of the 20 laps completed Márquez had stretched to a lead of just over two seconds ahead of Terol, with Smith (Bancaja Aspar) riding a relatively lonely race in third position.

Young British rider Danny Kent, riding for the Lambretta Reparto Corse team and impressing by rising to 14th, then suffered the disappointment of crashing.

It was a fate that was also experienced by home rider Tomoyoshi Koyama (Racing Team Germany) who was running in fifth when he fell with two laps to go, managing to rejoin the race but finish down in 22nd.

There were no slip ups at the front however as Márquez crossed the line 2.612s clear to narrow the gap on Championship leader Terol, who finished second, with his team-mate Smith collecting a fourth podium of the season by placing third.

Espargaró (Tuenti Racing) placed fourth, but dropped to third in the championship standings, seven points adrift of Márquez.

Alberto Moncayo (Andalucia Cajasol) sealed an impressive fifth-placed finish for his best result to date.

125cc GP Results | Motegi, Sunday, October 03, 2010

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12593Marc MARQUEZSPARed Bull Ajo MotorsportDerbi144.839’46.937
22040Nicolas TEROLSPABancaja Aspar TeamAprilia144.7+2.612
31638Bradley SMITHGBRBancaja Aspar TeamAprilia144.3+8.396
41344Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti RacingDerbi143.7+18.873
51123Alberto MONCAYOSPAAndalucia CajasolAprilia142.9+31.973
61012Esteve RABATSPABlusens-STXAprilia142.9+32.139
7999Danny WEBBGBRAndalucia CajasolAprilia142.0+46.716
8839Luis SALOMSPAStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia141.9+49.444
9726Adrian MARTINSPAAeroport de Castello – AjoAprilia141.9+49.867
10614Johann ZARCOFRAWTR San Marino TeamAprilia141.5+55.912
11535Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia141.5+56.684
12411Sandro CORTESEGERAvant Mitsubishi AjoDerbi141.5+56.738
13315Simone GROTZKYJITAFontana RacingAprilia140.9+1’05.988
14278Marcel SCHROTTERGERInterwetten Honda 125Honda140.7+1’10.339
15153Jasper IWEMANEDCBC CorseAprilia140.7+1’10.518
1688Hikari OOKUBOJPN18 Garage Racing TeamHonda140.1+1’21.138
1743Takehiro YAMAMOTOJPNTeam NobbyHonda140.1+1’21.153
1869Louis ROSSIFRACBC CorseAprilia140.0+1’21.403
1963Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia139.8+1’25.015
2042Syunya MORIJPNRacing SayamaHonda139.8+1’25.186
2191Sasuke SHINOZAKIJPNTeam Tec2Yamaha139.8+1’26.406
2271Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNRacing Team GermanyAprilia139.0+1’40.734
2387Luca MARCONIITAOngetta TeamAprilia137.31 Lap
2489Yuma YAHAGIJPNEnduranceHonda137.31 Lap
Not Classified
52Danny KENTGBRLambretta Reparto CorseLambretta140.69 Laps
32Lorenzo SAVADORIITAMatteoni RacingAprilia137.412 Laps
84Jakub KORNFEILCZERacing Team GermanyAprilia126.917 Laps
96Tommaso GABRIELLIITAOngetta TeamAprilia112.419 Laps
Not Starting
50Sturla FAGERHAUGNORAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia0 Lap
7Efren VAZQUEZSPATuenti RacingDerbi0 Lap
94Jonas FOLGERGEROngetta TeamAprilia0 Lap