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125: Terol takes victory in Qatar

Nicolas Terol has won the season-opening 125cc Qatar Grand Prix, on his debut for the Bancaja Aspar Aprilia team.

A seven-rider lead group containing Terol battled for victory throughout the 18 laps, with Terol making his victory move with three laps to go - when the Spaniard pumped out fastest race laps to break his pursuers.

Terol went on to claim his third grand prix win by a comfortable 2.395sec, while second to fourth places were covered by just 0.445sec.

Pol Espargaro and Ajo Derbi's pole sitter Marc Marquez made contact in the closing stages as they disputed second, but it was Espargaro's Tuenti Derbi team-mate Efren Vasquez who got the better of them both for his first grand prix podium.

The top non-Spaniard was German Sandro Cortese, who claimed fifth despite an earlier collision with Randy Krummenacher, which left the Swiss rider without a front fender. Krummenacher stayed upright for sixth at the flag.

Terol's team-mate and 2009 title runner-up Bradley Smith, who has battled a lack of engine performance all weekend, finished in eighth position.

Sunday's win was the 275th for Aprilia, equalling the number of grand prix wins by MV Agusta

Race results - Qatar:

1. Terol (Aprilia) 18 laps
2. Vazquez (Derbi) +2.395sec
3. Marquez (Derbi) +2.420sec
4. Espargaro (Derbi) +2.840sec
5. Cortese (Derbi) +3.526sec
6. Krummenacher (Aprilia) +3.569sec
7. Rabat (Aprilia) +3.692sec
8. Smith (Aprilia) +13.719sec
9. Koyama (Aprilia) +14.337sec
10. Masbou (Aprilia) +15.917sec

11. Webb (Aprilia) +28.744sec

Tagged as: Nicolas Terol , 125 , Qatar

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master - Unregistered

April 11, 2010 7:07 PM

good win i foolishly tried to watch the race on live from bbc website. wtf - 2 sets of commentators at once :? :? :? so went to watch on the red button n it was golf, again really bbc ? 250 next c'mon toni

rich - Unregistered

April 11, 2010 8:13 PM

I've been a long term defender of the BBC MotoGP coverage but tonight was massively disappointing. The website clearly states coverage on the red button of 125cc and Moto 2 races from 17.50 onwards but as stated by an earlier comment all there seems to be on there all night is anyone really watching that ?????????? Option B being live streaming on the website with a tiny screen on the player and foreign commentary in the background. Brilliant.

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