Marc Marquez has won the first race of the day at Misano, taking victory in the 125cc class and consolidating his lead in the championship. The Red Bull Ajo rider got a lightning start, rocketing off the line and into the first turn with a comfortable lead. The Tuenti Derbis of Pol Espargaro and Efren Vazquez followed, with polesitter Bradley Smith demoted to 4th.
Smith's Bancaja Aspar teammate and winner of the last race at Indianapolis, Nico Terol, got off the line very badly, dropping from 3rd down to 7th, but the Spaniard immediately put the hammer down to try and catch the leaders. Terol was on a mission, and had made his way up to 2nd by the end of the 4th lap. By that time, the race had sorted itself out, with Marquez leading, ahead of Terol, Espargaro and Vazquez. The Tuenti Derbis could not match the pace at the front, though, and in the end, Marquez and Terol got away on their own.
The victory took a long time to settle. Terol led for a long time, before Marquez snuck past on lap 12. The Red Bull Ajo rider pushed hard to get a gap, but he could not gain more than three quarters of a second, and Terol soon reeled Marquez back in again, retaking the lead on lap 15. That was all he could do, though, and Marquez harried Terol around the track until lap 18.
That was the point at which Marquez made his move, and within two laps, the championship leader was gone. Terol had nothing left for Marquez, and could only watch as Marquez put another 5 points on Terol, after the Bancaja Aspar rider had clawed back such a big chunk at Indianapolis.
The race for 3rd was closer. Espargaro held 3rd for a long time, but the Tuenti Derbi rider had used up his tires trying to chase Marquez and Terol. Espargaro slid back into the clutches of the chasing group, consisting of Sandro Cortese, Efren Vazquez and Bradley Smith. After a tense battle that saw places being swapped continuously, Vazquez emerged triumphant, taking the last spot on the podium. Bradley Smith grabbed 4th, after a tough move in the final corner, dropping Cortese down to 5th, while Espargaro was forced to settle for 6th.
|87||Luca MARCONI||APRILIA||29'10.293||7 laps|
|50||Sturla FAGERHAUG||APRILIA||25'31.506||9 laps|
|32||Lorenzo SAVADORI||APRILIA||21'34.277||11 laps|
|79||Giovanni BONATI||APRILIA||21'47.197||11 laps|
|5||Alexis MASBOU||APRILIA||14'45.423||15 laps|
|39||Luis SALOM||APRILIA||13'17.826||16 laps|
|63||Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN||APRILIA||1'57.718||22 laps|