2010 Brno 125cc Race Result - Runaway Victory, Close Fight For Podium

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Brno:

Nico Terol has made an astonishing comeback from injury, taking a devastating victory in the 125cc race at Brno. The Bancaja Aspar rider - returning to action after fracturing a vertebra at Barcelona - slotted in behind Tuenti Derbi's Efren Vazquez and Red Bull Ajo's Marc Marquez off the line, but would brook no competition. Terol was past Marquez at the end of the first lap, and took the lead from Vazquez a lap later, and just disappeared. Lapping over two seconds faster than the chasing pack, he had a huge margin by the halfway mark, and could afford to manage his pace all the way home. Terol finished with over 20 seconds advantage over the nearest rider.

While the battle for victory was effectively over after lap 2, the remaining podium places took the entire race to settle. Once passed by Terol, Efren Vazquez seemed to have a comfortable gap, but over the course of five laps, his Tuenti Derbi teammate Pol Espargaro hunted him down and caught him. He was past on lap 8, but could not leave Vazquez, the two teammates lapping together.

They were soon caught by Tito Rabat on the Blusens Aprilia, and Rabat set about harrying the two Derbis. Passing was not easy, but Rabat succeeded going into the first corner on lap 17. Vazquez attempts to counterattack stranded in the gravel, the Derbi rider crashing out at Turn 13 on the penultimate lap. Espargaro held on to take 2nd - and score some valuable points on his title rival Marc Marquez.

Marquez, still smarting from his the shoulder he dislocated on Friday, went slowly backward from the start of the race. But the Spaniard rode a carefully defensive race, settling for the points available. He was forced to allow former Red Bull Rookies Jonas Folger and Jakub Kornfeil past early in the race, while Bradley Smith - who had gone steadily backwards in the early part, fought his way forward again to secure 6th. With Marquez 7th place finish, Espargaro has closed the gap from 26 to 15 points. The title race is now a good deal closer.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 43'49.303  
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 44'09.654 20.351
3 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 44'09.858 20.555
4 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 44'18.832 29.529
5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 44'19.217 29.914
6 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 44'19.289 29.986
7 93 Marc MARQUEZ DERBI 44'20.708 31.405
8 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 44'22.276 32.973
9 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 44'31.145 41.842
10 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 44'35.431 46.128
11 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 44'36.062 46.759
12 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 44'36.933 47.630
13 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 44'39.960 50.657
14 69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 44'40.031 50.728
15 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN APRILIA 44'44.793 55.490
16 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 44'50.205 1'00.902
17 35 Randy KRUMMENACHE APRILIA 44'51.677 1'02.374
18 95 Alessandro TONUCCI APRILIA 45'20.039 1'30.736
19 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 45'39.919 1'50.616
20 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA 45'43.114 1'53.811
21 72 Marco RAVAIOLI LAMBRETTA 45'43.722 1'54.419
22 55 Isaac VIÑALES LAMBRETTA 45'44.013 1'54.710
23 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 45'52.555 2'03.252
Not Classified
  7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 39'32.248 2 laps
  15 Simone GROTZKYJ APRILIA 31'11.008 6 laps
  48 Ladislav CHMELIK HONDA 27'10.088 8 laps
  32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 25'17.722 9 laps
  92 Luigi MORCIANO APRILIA 19'39.793 11 laps
  5 Alexis MASBOU APRILIA 2'33.022 18 laps
Not finished first lap
  99 Danny WEBB APRILIA    
Round Number: 
10
2010
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