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125: Marquez wins in Malaysia

Marc Marquez wins the Malaysian 125cc Grand Prix at Sepang.
Marc Marquez shook off his title rivals and bolted for victory in the closing stages of Sunday's 125cc Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

The Red Bull Ajo Derbi rider's eighth victory of the season also means he has retaken the world championship lead, with three rounds to go.

Starting on pole, Marquez dropped to fourth by the end of a poor first lap, but soon joined championship rivals Nico Terol and Pol Espargaro in fighting for the lead.

Marquez took the advantage from points leader Terol on lap five of 18, sparking a series of lead changes between the trio, which enabled their team-mates Bradley Smith, Efren Vasquez and Sandro Cortese to catch them.

But they didn't interfere with the title fighters and Marquez went on to deliver his killer blow by bolting away from the pack with five laps to go.

The 17-year-old won by 2.314sec from the Tuenti Derbi of Espargaro, with Terol a further 1.3sec back in third for Aspar Aprilia.

That means Marquez, who lost the title lead when he was taken out at turn one in Aragon, is now leading the championship by just three points from Terol. Espargaro is 12 points from the top.

Danny Webb had to be carried away on a stretcher after a rough accident sent him tumbling through the gravel.

Race results - Sepang:

1. Marquez (Derbi) 18 laps
2. Espargaro (Derbi) +2.341s
3. Terol (Aprilia) +3.656s
4. Vazquez (Derbi) +6.780s
5. Smith (Aprilia) +7.133s
6. Cortese (Derbi) +7.297s
7. Rabat (Aprilia) +26.648s
8. Koyama (Aprilia) +29.339s
9. Salom (Aprilia) +29.341s
10. Krummenacher (Aprilia) +29.365s

Kent (Lambretta) DNF
Webb (Aprilia) DNF

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UPS - Unregistered

October 10, 2010 10:39 AM

Hope Danny Webb is OK. Riding with a broken hand already I hope he hasn't fractured anything else. It looked nasty. Sad to see Danny Kent let down by the bike, yet again, but hopefully he's doing enough to get noticed as a prospect for a decent ride next year nevertheless. Can anyone stop Marquez winning the championship other than Marquez himself? It certainly helps when you're gaining a couple of tenths per lap on the straights but like Stoner in 2007, only a fool would doubt his ability and attribute his dominance simply to the bike. Be interesting to hear more detail in Bradley Smith's blog about the handling issues he reportedly had in the race.

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