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Simón takes 125cc Misano victory

Simón takes 125cc Misano victory

Julián Simón took a step closer to the 125cc World Championship title with his fourth victory of the year.

A dramatic finale to the 125cc race at Misano saw the two leading riders, Andrea Iannone (Ongetta Team I.S.P.A.) and Pol Espargaró (Derbi Racing Team), crash on the last corner to hand Julián Simón (Bancaja Aspar) another crucial win.

Right at the start of the race Simón’s team-mate Sergio Gadea escaped unhurt from a nasty looking crash, with several riders swerving to avoid him as he lay stricken on the asphalt.

Once the Gran Premio Cinzano di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini 125cc race settled into a steady rhythm Simón and Iannone emerged at the front, only for Espargaró to join them in the final stages – before his costly clash with Iannone.

Nico Terol (Jack & Jones Team) therefore unexpectedly crossed the line in second place behind Simón, whilst poleman Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) got a surprise podium – having been in ninth place with ten laps to go.

Marc Márquez (Red Bull KTM) and Sandro Cortese (Ajo Interwetten) completed the top five, whilst Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), Simone Corsi (Fontana Racing), Joan Olivé (Derbi Racing Team), Jonas Folger (Ongetta Team I.S.P.A.) and Danny Webb (Degraaf Grand Prix) all featured in the top ten.

Tags:
125cc, 2009, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, RAC

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