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Miyazaki wins 250 race full of late developments

Miyazaki wins 250 race full of late developments

Miyazaki wins 250 race full of late developments

Japanese rider, Osamu Miyazaki, won the 250cc SKYY VODKA Grand Prix of Japan in a race which was marked by the success of the Japanese wildcard riders along with that of Randy De Puniet. After initial exchanges at the front of the field, Mizayaki and Sakai pulled away from a small chasing pack, while Marco Melandri crashed out on the sixth lap only to remount and continue.

Behind the two leaders, Aoyama, Aoki and De Puniet battled it out for third spot. Aoyama slid out three corners from the chequered flag, while compatriot Aoki suffered a spectacular crash coming out of the final chicane trying to pass the Frenchman who went on to grab the first podium of his career. These last-minute developments allowed Alzamora to take fourth spot, and he was followed in by Porto, Matsudo and Kameya.

Fonsi Nieto, who started from pole, crashed out in the later stages of the race when battling it out with Alzamora, while david Checa decided to sit out the race due to his recent injury.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Grand Prix of Japan

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