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Pasini takes victory in 125cc three-way battle

Pasini takes victory in 125cc three-way battle

Pasini takes victory in 125cc three-way battle

Mattia Pasini was the first victor of the day at the Mugello Circuit, providing the Italian crowd with a perfect start to their spectacular raceday. Pasini took a last lap win from team-mate Master MVA Aspar Alvaro Bautista and Lukas Pesek in a 125cc thriller by just one thousndth of a second.

The front three were out on their own at the end of the race, with both the Aspar riders running wide twice in two laps to let Pesek pass before reclaiming the top spots. Pesek tried a number of unorthodox lines to try and take the win, but was held off masterfully.

Sergio Gadea, Hector Faubel and Mika Kallio completed the top six, ahead of Julian Simon, Gabor Talmacsi and brave reigning World Champion Thomas Luthi, who was doubtful for the race after a repeat of his collarbone injury. Simone Corsi rounded off the first ten past the chequered flag.

With his second place and fifth podium of 2006, Bautista extends his lead to 31 points in the championship over Kallio, whilst Pasini jumps up to third.

Tags:
125cc, 2006, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, RAC

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