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Corsi takes win and championship lead in 125cc

Corsi takes win and championship lead in 125cc

Simone Corsi took his second victory in the 125cc class at the Circuito de Jerez, beating Jack&Jones WRB team-mate Nico Terol to the chequered flag and assuming the lead in the lower cylinder class standings.

Simone Corsi took his second victory in the 125cc class at the Circuito de Jerez, beating Jack&Jones WRB team-mate Nico Terol to the chequered flag and assuming the lead in the lower cylinder class standings.

Starting from the second row of the grid, Corsi took advantage of a slow pace in the early going to sandwich himself amongst the frontrunners, and used his aggressive style and the grunt of his Aprilia RS to break away and record his first win since his maiden triumph at last year´s race in Turkey. On a more standard machine, Terol racked up his debut podium in the World Championship and a historic one-two for the Sito Pons-supported team.

After starting from pole for the second consecutive race, Polaris World´s Bradley Smith was again unable to record his first win in the class, but finished on the podium for the second time in his career after fending off the always dangerous slipstreaming of Stefan Bradl. Smith paid the price for some daring manoeuvres that didn´t quite pay off at the midway and final parts of the race, dropping him back into the trailing pack and allowing Corsi and Terol to break away.

Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing rider Bradl´s fourth place finish puts him into second place in the overall classification, with both he and Corsi displacing previous leader Sergio Gadea after the Spaniard crashed out of his home race.

Home rider Pablo Nieto was the final rider in the podium battle, with a 14 second advantage over sixth placed Stevie Bonsey in the DeGraaf Grand Prix Aprilia rider´s best result in 125cc. Scott Redding, Dominique Aegerter, Mike di Meglio and Sandro Cortese completed the top ten.

Reigning World Champion Gabor Talmacsi was the first retiree in the Gran Premio bwin.com de España, courtesy of an engine problem with his Bancaja Aspar Aprilia RSA. There were also crashes for Efren Vasquez, Pol Espargaro, Danny Webb and Joan Olive.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA, RAC

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