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250: Debon wins Czech cracker.

Alex Debon his won his second 250cc grand prix of the season after a thrilling conclusion to Sunday's Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno.

In marked contrast to his runaway win at Le Mans, the 32-year-old Spaniard snatched victory from world championship leader Marco Simoncelli with a skilful outbraking effort into the very final chicane, while Simoncelli's attempts to resist the Lotus Aprilia rider allowed Alvaro Bautista to also edge ahead.

But it wasn't all bad news for Simoncelli, whose third place finish marked his seventh podium in a row for Metis Gilera and extends his title lead to 16 points over Mika Kallio, who crossed the line at the back of the lead group in fifth position for KTM.

Race results - Brno:

1. Debon (Aprilia)
2. Bautista (Aprilia) +0.280secs
3. Simoncelli (Gilera) +0.325secs
4. Barbera (Aprilia) +0.827secs
5. Kallio (KTM) +1.249secs
6. Takahashi (Honda) +13.713secs
7. Pasini (Aprilia) +13.826secs
8. Faubel (Aprilia) +16.026secs
9. Locatelli (Gilera) +19.084secs
10. Espargaro (Aprilia) +20.692secs

16. Laverty (Aprilia) +46.564secs

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BULENT - Unregistered

August 17, 2008 12:58 PM

It should be an amazing race although I could not watch the race at TV bun only follow highligts from MotoGP live notes!... Actually I'' m anxious to know why Simoncelli could not win race despite leading in last lap?...

Nick - Unregistered

August 17, 2008 1:19 PM

A great race spoilt by the absolute garbage commentary of Moody and Ryder. What were they talking about regards Debon being an Aprilia rider and allowing Simoncelli through yet holding up Bautista. If I am not mistaken Bautista is an Aprilia rider and Simoncelli rides an Aprilia branded as a Gilera. Why would Debon be told to hold up another manufacturer rider when surely the competition is KTM? I'm sorry but I hope the BBC don't hire them next year as it never ceases to amaze me how wrong they are even with the years of experience they have.

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