2009 Donington 125cc Race Result - Crashes Galore In Rain-Interrupted Race

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Donington:

Julian Simon walked away the winner of the 125cc race at Donington, after rain had caused the first half of the race to be red-flagged on the 15th lap of the race. Pol Espargaro had been leading when the red flag was waved, with a close group containing Marc Marquez, Julian Simon, Sergio Gadea and Bradley Smith chasing. The rain which had been threatening from the dark clouds over Donington finally broke on lap 14, causing a spate of crashes and convincing race direction to stop the race.

Julian Simon at Donington

With less than two thirds of the race run, a new race was scheduled of the minimum of 5 laps proscribed by the FIM rule book. In the second of the races, Bradley Smith took better advantage of his 5th place restart than the pole position during the first part of the race, shooting to the front at the bottom of Craner Curves. His, and the crowd's, joy was not to last, however, as Smith crashed in the tricky conditions at Coppice, rejoining down in 20th position.

Smith's exit left KTM's Marc Marquez in charge, and after briefly ceding the lead to Simone Corsi, Marquez was straight back. But the lead was not to last for Marquez either, as on lap 4 out of 5, the Spaniard crashed out at the Fogarty Esses, handing the lead back to Corsi. Julian Simon, who had been biding his time, pounced on Corsi on the final lap, leaving the Italian no option but to accept 2nd place. Scott Redding soothed the pain the local fans felt of Bradley Smith's crash by taking the final spot on the podium.

The race was a warning to the 250 and MotoGP riders, as the track was incredibly slick even before the rain started falling, with 6 riders going down at the Foggy Esses on the very first lap.

Results of the race: 

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 9'12.301  
2 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 9'12.691 0.390
3 45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 9'15.373 3.072
4 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 9'18.510 6.209
5 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 9'21.810 9.509
6 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 9'23.512 11.211
7 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 9'23.873 11.572
8 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 9'26.004 13.703
9 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 9'26.402 14.101
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 9'27.723 15.422
11 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 9'30.206 17.905
12 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 9'37.926 25.625
13 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 9'39.094 26.793
14 91 Martin GLOSSOP HONDA 9'40.217 27.916
15 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 9'40.932 28.631
16 92 Paul JORDAN HONDA 9'41.300 28.999
17 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 9'42.865 30.564
18 35 Randy KRUMMENACHE APRILIA 9'46.769 34.468
19 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 9'51.010 38.709
20 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 9'51.239 38.938
21 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 10'26.341 1'14.040
Not Classified
  53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 7'47.187 1 lap
  32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'59.584 4 laps
  5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 2'03.751 4 laps
  88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 2'04.926 4 laps
Not started race re-start
  11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI    
  12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA    
  16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM    
  17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA    
  29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA    
  33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA    
  86 Karel PESEK DERBI    
  89 James LODGE HONDA    
  90 Timothy HASTINGS HONDA    
  94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA    
  99 Danny WEBB APRILIA    
Round Number: 
10
2009
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