2010 Jerez 125cc Race Result - War Of Attrition Brings Comfortable Victory

Results and summary of 125cc race at Jerez:

Pol Espargaro has won the first race of the day at Jerez, sending the Spanish crowd into a frenzy. They did not need much prompting, though as the 125cc class' Spanish contingent broke away from the very start of the race. Espargaro and his Tuenti Derbi teammate Efren Vazquez, Bancaja Aspar's Nico Terol, Blusens' Tito Rabat and Red Bull's Marc Marquez made the break off the line, but Marquez did not make it as far as the first lap, the Spaniard crashing out at Turn 12.

The remaining four Spaniard pushed on, swapping places throughout the preliminary laps. The battle at the front allowed Avant Ajo's Sandro Cortese to chased down the leaders, catching them on lap 5 and starting to push his way forward on the next lap. The pace and the battle were too intense for Rabat, the Blusens rider dropping off the back a couple of laps later.

Meanwhile, the lead swapped continuously, though Espargaro and Terol had the best of the group, taking the lion's share of the lead. By lap 10, Cortese looked like he had used up the best of his tires, dropping off the back of the group, but the German recovered within a couple of laps. His return would not last long, however, the rear linkage on his Ajo Derbi breaking, leaving him struggling to lap 4 seconds slower than the leaders.

The four had become three, but Espargaro and Terol were strongest, Vazquez dropping off the back of the leaders. In a desperate attempt to get back to them, the Tuenti rider tried to close on the brakes, entering the corner too quickly and crashing out. With Vazquez gone, it was between Terol and Espargaro, but Espargaro had been kinder on his tires, and eventually broke away to win by nearly a second. Terol ended the day in 2nd, while Tito Rabat, who had had to let the leaders go so early, saw his patience rewarded to end up on the podium, completing a Spanish 1-2-3. Bradley Smith finished the race not far behind Rabat in 4th, while his fellow British rider Danny Webb crashed out with just two laps to go.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 41'36.146  
2 40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 41'38.032 1.886
3 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 41'51.326 15.180
4 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 41'53.256 17.110
5 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 42'01.215 25.069
6 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 42'03.006 26.860
7 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 42'03.248 27.102
8 35 Randy KRUMMENACHE APRILIA 42'04.611 28.465
9 5 Alexis MASBOU APRILIA 42'05.109 28.963
10 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 42'34.976 58.830
11 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 42'39.181 1'03.035
12 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 42'40.868 1'04.722
13 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 42'40.987 1'04.841
14 84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 42'41.394 1'05.248
15 39 Luis SALOM LAMBRETTA 42'45.446 1'09.300
16 57 Isaac VIÑALES APRILIA 42'45.686 1'09.540
17 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 43'11.072 1'34.926
18 58 Joan PERELLO HONDA 43'18.841 1'42.695
19 59 Johnny ROSELL HONDA 43'27.630 1'51.484
20 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN APRILIA 43'27.671 1'51.525
21 80 Quentin JACQUET APRILIA 41'36.547 1
22 72 Marco RAVAIOLI LAMBRETTA 41'39.765 1
Not Classified
  94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 40'16.300 1 lap
  99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 38'25.002 2 laps
  7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 32'35.460 5 laps
  60 Michael APRILIA 28'26.294 8 laps
  69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 26'20.657 9 laps
  51 Riccardo MORETTI APRILIA 9'23.335 18 laps
  50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA 2'02.596 22 laps
  32 Lorenzo SAVADORI Aprilia    
  93 Marc MARQUEZ Derbi    
Round Number: 
2
2010
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