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Ueda wins rain interrupted 125 race.

5 to go and Ueda could sense victory, and took the lead by slipping inside the #23 machine, into turn one, and set about breaking away from Borsoi, while back markers were now coming into play.

4 laps left and Ueda continued serenely on up front, the TSR Honda rarely stepping out of shape despite the conditions, with the main battle now for the final podium place between Sanna and Poggiali.

Ueda had built his lead up to 2.2secs with three laps to go, while Poggiali found a way past Sanna on the same lap, and looked set for a 'comfortable' third, with a buffer between himself and those immediately in front and behind him.

2 to go and Borsoi had not given up hope of his first GP win, closing to within 1.24secs of Ueda – and visibly closing on the blue and white machine. The experienced Ueda was not about to be rattled though, and he soon set about stabilising the gap to Borsoi.

Into the last lap and Ueda looked unbeatable, the challenge from Borsoi having evaporated as the Italian dropped to over 2.8secs behind. To add further embarrassment to Ui Ueda lapped his countryman on his final circuit of the 5.245km track.

Ueda crossed the line with both arms punching the air with delight, as he gave the TSR squad a well deserved first GP win for their Honda powered machine.

'Nobby' returned to the pit lane to be swamped by his ecstatic TSR team, the bespectacled 33 year old smiling from ear to ear as he received the congratulations of the Milton Keynes based outfit.

Derbi's Youichi Ui never recovered from his tyre choice and finished the race in eighteenth, and a lap down.

Full results to follow….

1. Ueda
2. Borsoi +3.810secs
3. Poggiali +6.917secs
4. Elias +12.917secs
5. Sanna +13.280secs
6. Nieto Jr. +14.127secs
7. Vincent +21.103secs
8. Azuma +21.250secs





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