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Simón plays Sachsenring solo for German 125cc win

Simón plays Sachsenring solo for German 125cc win

All-Spanish top five headed by Bancaja Aspar rider in Sachsenring.

Julián Simón extended his lead at the head of the 125cc World Championship classification with a runaway win in the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. The Bancaja Aspar rider had been the standout rider in every wet practice session for the German date, but proved equally adept in the dry on race day for a second triumph of 2009.

Simón had started lapping riders by the midway point of the race at the tightest track on the calendar, with a comfortable lead of over five seconds as he took the chequered flag.

An all-Spanish podium saw Simón’s teammate Sergio Gadea extend his podium run to three races with second place, also allowing him to become the closest rival for Simón in the overall standings. Belson Derbi’s Joan Olivé completed the podium with his first rostrum of the season, following the battle of the race between himself, fourth placed Nico Terol and Marc Maquez. A clash of fairings between Olivé and Marquez led to the latter taking a huge highside on the final lap.

Bradley Smith conceded the provisional runner-up spot in the series after a pair of crashes early on. After remounting from an opening lap fall, the Briton once again hit the asphalt on lap four to end his 100% record of points finishes in the current campaign.

Olivé’s Bainet Derbi teammate Pol Espargaró completed an all-Spanish top five, ahead of home rider Sandro Cortese and comeback kid Andrea Iannone, who moved up the field from 22nd on the grid.


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