Results and summary of the 125cc race at Barcelona:
Nico Terol has taken victory in the 125cc race at Barcelona, after Johann Zarco, who he had battled all race long, was given a 20 second penalty for a dangerous pass on the exit of the final corner of the race.
The race started with a drying track, with Terol taking the lead from the line, but the Bankia Aspar rider soon saw the man who beat him at Le Mans, Maverick Viñales, come past again and pull out a small lead. That lead would last only for the first 8 laps, before Terol came back past, soon to be joined by Frenchman Johann Zarco. Viñales put up a stiff resistance for a few laps, but soon had to let the other two go.
Terol seemed to have the situation comfortably in hand, but with three laps to go, Zarco got by the Spaniard. Terol waited until the final lap, taking Zarco back at the start of the lap, and leading the Frenchman all the way home. But Zarco was in a determined mood, hanging onto Terol's tail through the final corner, and using the Spaniard's draft to get by as they came onto the front straight. But the move left Zarco right on the limit, and the Frenchman pushed Terol to the edge of the track, and then a little bit beyond, diverging from his line to push Terol even wider. Race Direction immediately judged the move to have been illegal, and awarded Zarco a 20-second penalty, demoting the Frenchman to 6th.
The penalty awarded Terol the victory, and promoted both Viñales and Jonas Folger, who had ridden a strong race to come through the field and finish in 3rd.
|22||56||Peter SEBESTYEN||KTM||42'33.113||1 lap|
|23||28||Josep RODRIGUEZ||APRILIA||43'53.121||1 lap|
|24||86||Kevin HANUS||HONDA||43'55.815||1 lap|
|25||15||Simone GROTZKYJ||APRILIA||44'24.811||1 lap|
|26||71||John McPHEE||APRILIA||43'42.078||2 laps|
|27||36||Joan PERELLO||APRILIA||43'47.681||2 laps|
|28||17||Taylor MACKENZIE||APRILIA||43'47.798||2 laps|
|29||19||Alessandro TONUCCI||APRILIA||44'05.548||2 laps|
|39||Luis SALOM||APRILIA||31'35.469||6 laps|