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125: Pasini wins in the wet

23 September 2007

The Italian, who qualified on pole in the dry, began to pull away from championship leader Gabor Talmacsi with eight of the 21 laps to go, eventually winning by a safe 2.985secs.

Talmacsi was briefly demoted to third by Mike di Meglio, before the Frenchman fell and handed the runner-up position back to the Hungarian.

di Meglio rejoined in fourth, behind Talmacsi's Aspar Aprilia team-mate and title rival Hector Faubel - who has now slipped nine points behind Talmacsi with three rounds to go.


Race results – Motegi:

1. Pasini (Aprilia)
2. Talmacsi (Aprilia) +2.985secs
3. Faubel (Aprilia) +22.405secs
4. di Meglio (Honda) +33.751secs
5. Olive (Aprilia) +37.351secs
6. Corsi (Aprilia) +39.062secs
7. Nieto (Aprilia) +44.488secs
8. Gadea (Aprilia) +48.901secs
9. Ranseder (Derbi) +50.672secs
10. Iannone (Aprilia) +56.674secs

13. Webb (Honda) +1min 14.579secs

Smith DNF


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