Results and summary of the 125cc race at Barcelona:
Marc Marquez took his fourth win in a row at Catalunya, taking victory in the opening 125cc race at the Montmelo circuit. The Red Bull Ajo rider grabbed the lead from Bradley Smith on the first lap, and eased away from the chasing group to take the win comfortably and unchallenged.
Behind Marquez, the usual group started slugging it out for 2nd. Bradley Smith had led into the first turn, but had seen Marquez come past shortly after, with his Bancaja Aspar teammate Nico Terol and Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro before the end of the lap. While Marquez was checking out at the front, Terol and Espargaro were fighting out a personal feud over 2nd, swapping places for lap after until the halfway mark.
On lap 11, Smith, who had been sitting patiently behind the sparring Spaniards, slotted past Terol, and then past Espargaro to take over the lead. Smith tried pushing on, but despite the Spaniards continuing to focus on each other rather than Smith, the British could not escape.
While Marquez cruised round on his final lap, the chasing trio fought out a bitter battle for the remaining podium spots. Both Terol and Espargaro got past Smith in the first right-left combination, with Espargaro getting past Terol into the long Repsol corner at turn 4. Terol tried a desperate dive at the next corner, but ran wide, and was forced to up the pace to chase Espargaro and Smith.
Down the back straight, heading into Barcelona's iconic La Caixa corner, Smith pushed past Espargaro to take over 2nd. Behind the Tuenti Derbi rider, Terol was pushing even harder to catch the podium pairing, but hit La Caixa traveling too fast, and crashed out when he couldn't make the turn. Smith held on to cross the line in 2nd, finishing ahead of local boy Pol Espargaro.
|23||56||Peter SEBESTYEN||APRILIA||42'09.743||1 lap|
|40||Nicolas TEROL||APRILIA||38'59.031||1 lap|
|39||Luis SALOM||APRILIA||27'00.273||8 laps|
|17||Eduard LOPEZ||APRILIA||21'46.987||11 laps|
|55||Isaac VIÑALES||APRILIA||19'17.363||12 laps|
|50||Sturla FAGERHAUG||APRILIA||13'25.432||15 laps|
|5||Alexis MASBOU||APRILIA||9'34.047||17 laps|
|Not finished first lap|