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125: Terol loses second.

Nicolas Terol has been given a 20 second penalty for the last lap incident between himself and world championship leader Julian Simon and has thus lost second place in the 125cc Dutch TT.

Terol forced himself and Simon off track whilst attempting to retake the lead. Terol was able to use an escape round to rejoin in second, where he remained - just behind Sergio Gadea - while Simon returned to the track in third.

Race direction had announced an investigation into the incident immediately after the race.

The penalty means that Terol drops from second to fifth in the results, and that Simon now leads Aspar team-mate Bradley Smith by 5.5 points in the world championship.

Revised race results - Assen:

1. Gadea (Aprilia)
2. Simon (Aprilia) +0.901sec
3. Smith (Aprilia) +12.356sec
4. Iannone (Aprilia) +12.400sec
5. Terol (Aprilia) +20.078sec
6. Bradl (Aprilia) +20.468sec
7. Folger (Aprilia) 20.755sec
8. Corsi (Aprilia) +21.263sec
9. Espargaro (Derbi) +21.558sec
10. Marquez (KTM) +21.941sec

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June 27, 2009 7:09 PM

Confusing and inconsistant was a genuine racing incident and, even if it was a bit ambitious, Tirol is not a dangerous inconsiderate rider with a history of barging others out of the way, unlike simoncelli. Race direction should not intefere unless rules have been broken or a competitor has deliberately put others at risk of injury.

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June 27, 2009 2:18 PM

So Terol gets a 20-second penalty, Simoncelli gets no penalty, still complains about it and accuses race direction of "having something against him". Where exactly is the justice in this?

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