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‘Calamity corner' at Jerez

‘Calamity corner' at Jerez

‘Calamity corner' at Jerez

The heavy rainstorm which hit Jerez on Sunday put the riders of all three categories severely to the test, although perhaps the worst affected were the 125cc boys, who had to withstand a heavy downpour during the race which dramatically altered the track conditions as they rode. Many of the riders struggle to stay upright, particularly in one corner which claimed no fewer than four victims and gave a real fright to many more.

Turn four, the fast lefthander around the top end of the circuit, became flooded by a puddle which deepened as the rain intensified in the closing stages of the race, with leader Casey Stoner the first man to lose his balance – the resultant crash costing him victory and the championship lead.

Minutes later Vesa Kallio almost followed the Australian but managed to rescue the crash, although Matia Pasini, Lukas Pesek and Thomas Luthi weren't as lucky.


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