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Talmacsi takes his first GP win

Talmacsi takes his first GP win

Talmacsi takes his first GP win

Red Bull KTM's Gabor Talmacsi has scored his first Grand Prix win at Mugello today, after a dramatic 125cc race which saw top contenders Mika Kallio and Hector Faubel crashing in the very last corner.

Mika Kallio and Thomas Lüthi were the fastest off the grid, but before too long they were joined by Marco Simoncelli, Hector Faubel and Gabor Talmacsi to make it a thrilling five-way tussle during the first half of the race. On lap 12, Simoncelli crashed out after losing the front end of his bike, leaving Faubel as the sole Aprilia rider challenging for a podium finish against the two KTM riders and Honda's Lüthi.

With three laps to go, Mika Kallio and Hector Faubel turned up the heat to provide another hard-fought duel, similar to the one they had back in April at Estoril which saw Kallio win over the Spaniard. However, this time Kallio crashed out on the very last corner, Bucine, and took Faubel with him.

The dramatic crash allowed Hungarian Gabor Talmacsi to take his first Grand Prix win, having overtaken Thomas Lüthi a couple of corners before the incident. Spaniard Joan Olive inherited third place, securing his first podium finish in three years. Pasini took fourth ahead of Tomoyoshi Koyama.

Scoring 20 points due to his second place finish, Thomas Lüthi takes the lead of the Championship with a total of 74 points, demoting Kallio to second. With his win, Talmacsi moves up to third overall, just 4 points adrift from his team-mate.

Tags:
125cc, 2005, GRAN PREMIO ALICE D'ITALIA, RAC

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