2010 Motegi 125cc Race Result - Winner Takes Convincing Victory

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Motegi:

Marc Marquez took victory in the first of the day in Japan, cruising to a comfortable victory over Nico Terol. Marquez and Terol got away in the early laps, and the race looked like developing into another race-long duel between the 125cc championship contenders. But on lap 8, Marquez demonstrated just how in control of the situation he was, diving past Terol at the end of the straight to take the lead. From that point on, the Red Bull Ajo rider pulled away, gapping Terol by several tenths a lap, going on to win the race by over two-and-a-half seconds, and pull back 5 valuable points on Terol, reducing his deficit to just 6.

Bradley Smith cruised home in 3rd, 6 seconds behind his Bancaja Aspar teammate, while Pol Espargaro, who was 2nd in the championship going into this race, could only manage to finish 4th, over 18 seconds behind Marquez. Smith was lucky to survive a horrible first-corner incident, which saw Jonas Folger and Efren Vazquez go down, both men sliding very close to the pit wall. Fortunately, both Folger and Vazquez came away relatively unscathed, though Vazquez was transported to a local hospital to be scanned for a suspected concussion.

The result of the Japanese 125cc Grand Prix leaves Terol still leading the championship, but Marquez now moves into 2nd, ahead of Espargaro. But with 13 points separating the top three, this title race looks like going down to the wire.

Results: 

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ DERBI 39'46.937  
2 40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 39'49.549 2.612
3 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 39'55.333 8.396
4 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 40'05.810 18.873
5 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 40'18.910 31.973
6 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 40'19.076 32.139
7 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 40'33.653 46.716
8 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 40'36.381 49.444
9 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 40'36.804 49.867
10 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 40'42.849 55.912
11 35 Randy KRUMMENACHE APRILIA 40'43.621 56.684
12 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 40'43.675 56.738
13 15 Simone GROTZKYJ APRILIA 40'52.925 1'05.988
14 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 40'57.276 1'10.339
15 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 40'57.455 1'10.518
16 88 Hikari OOKUBO HONDA 41'08.075 1'21.138
17 43 Takehiro YAMAMOTO HONDA 41'08.090 1'21.153
18 69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 41'08.340 1'21.403
19 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN APRILIA 41'11.952 1'25.015
20 42 Syunya MORI HONDA 41'12.123 1'25.186
21 91 Sasuke SHINOZAKI YAMAHA 41'13.343 1'26.406
22 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 41'27.671 1'40.734
23 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 39'51.105 1
24 89 Yuma YAHAGI HONDA 39'51.325 1
Not Classified
  52 Danny KENT LAMBRETTA 22'32.052 9 laps
  32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 16'46.435 12 laps
  84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 6'48.528 17 laps
  96 Tommaso GABRIELLI APRILIA 2'33.768 19 laps
Not finished first lap
  50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA      
  7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI      
  94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA      
Round Number: 
14
2010
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