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Terol takes first 2009 win in Czech sunshine

Terol takes first 2009 win in Czech sunshine

Jack & Jones rider Nico Terol took his second ever GP win and his first victory of the year on Sunday morning at Brno.

Nico Terol (Jack & Jones Team) continued his excellent recent form to secure his first 2009 victory ahead of World Championship leader Julián Simón (Bancaja Aspar), in perfect conditions at the historic Brno circuit.

Having finished in the top five at the previous five consecutive rounds, Terol deserved the win as he rode brilliantly at the front, from second on the grid. Holding off Simón on the last lap, he crossed the line 0.168s ahead of his Spanish compatriot.

The result extended Simón’s championship advantage to 54.5 points, with Terol moving into second place in the standings.

Pole man Andrea Iannone (Ongetta Team I.S.P.A.) was not quite able to match the pace of the front two as he rode a lonely race in third place to complete the podium, eight seconds behind Terol.

It was a similar case for Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) who survived an early scare to ride a solitary race and pick up fourth place, thus conceding further points to Simón in the title fight.

Pol Espargaró (Derbi Racing Team) and Sandro Cortese (Ajo Interwetten) battled for fifth place right at the death with the Spanish rider getting the better of the German by just 0.06s.

The remainder of the top ten was tightly packed, as Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), Marc Márquez (Red Bull KTM), Sergio Gadea (Bancaja Aspar) and Joan Olivé (Derbi Racing Team) all crossed the line within 1.25s of Espargaró.


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