Malaysia 125 GP: Final Race Results

Sepang 125cc GP

Marc Márquez won from pole position at Sepang on Sunday to take over the leadership of the 125cc Championship by three points.

The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider led home a podium that was completed by Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing) and Nico Terol (Bancaja Aspar), who Márquez now replaces at the top of the championship standings.

Today’s battle for the race win was fought out exclusively by the three riders at the top of the championship standings, despite a hard charge at midrace distance by their three teammates, Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar), Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) and Sandro Cortese (Avant Mitsubishi Ajo), that briefly saw six riders clear at the front of the race.

Terol, Márquez and Espargaró all led at one point as first position continued to swap hands. With six laps to go Márquez began to turn the screw and opened up a gap of almost a full second over Espargaró, setting a fastest lap of the race in the process.

From there the 17 year-old remained calm and controlled, eventually crossing the finish line 2.341s clear of Espargaró, with Terol just over a second further back.

Vázquez won the battle of the chasing pack for fourth position, with Smith and Cortese within half a second of him.

The top ten was completed by Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX), Luis Salom (Stipa-Molenaar Racing), Tomoyoshi Koyama (Racing Team Germany) and Randy Krummenacher (Stipa-Molenaar Racing).

Márquez now tops the standings on 247 points, with Terol second on 244 and Espargaró third on 235 with three rounds remaining.

Sepang 125cc GP Results | Sunday, October 10, 2010

12593Marc MARQUEZSPARed Bull Ajo MotorsportDerbi148.040’29.035
22044Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti RacingDerbi147.9+2.341
31640Nicolas TEROLSPABancaja Aspar TeamAprilia147.8+3.656
4137Efren VAZQUEZSPATuenti RacingDerbi147.6+6.780
51138Bradley SMITHGBRBancaja Aspar TeamAprilia147.6+7.133
61011Sandro CORTESEGERAvant Mitsubishi AjoDerbi147.6+7.297
7912Esteve RABATSPABlusens-STXAprilia146.4+26.648
8839Luis SALOMSPAStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia146.2+29.339
9771Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNRacing Team GermanyAprilia146.2+29.339
10635Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia146.2+29.365
11514Johann ZARCOFRAWTR San Marino TeamAprilia145.8+36.329
12423Alberto MONCAYOSPAAndalucia CajasolAprilia145.8+37.545
13326Adrian MARTINSPAAeroport de Castello – AjoAprilia144.9+51.262
14284Jakub KORNFEILCZERacing Team GermanyAprilia144.7+54.634
15178Marcel SCHROTTERGERInterwetten Honda 125Honda144.7+54.635
16 63Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia144.5+58.581
17 69Louis ROSSIFRACBC CorseAprilia143.6+1’15.218
18 72Marco RAVAIOLIITALambretta Reparto CorseLambretta143.5+1’15.595
19 96Tommaso GABRIELLIITAOngetta TeamAprilia141.0+2’00.178
Not Classified
  99Danny WEBBGBRAndalucia CajasolAprilia146.17 Laps
  52Danny KENTGBRLambretta Reparto CorseLambretta142.77 Laps
  53Jasper IWEMANEDCBC CorseAprilia141.011 Laps
  50Sturla FAGERHAUGNORAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia143.812 Laps
  15Simone GROTZKYJITAFontana RacingAprilia143.613 Laps
  87Luca MARCONIITAOngetta TeamAprilia141.313 Laps
  32Lorenzo SAVADORIITAMatteoni RacingAprilia136.315 Laps

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).