Arnaud Vincent reclaimed the lead in the 125 World Championship as both his rivals Manuel Poggiali and Dani Pedrosa succumbed to crashes in the soaked conditions, then a last corner error by Simone Sanna let the Frenchman through to his fourth victory of the year.

Points leader Poggiali embarrassingly crashed as early as the sighting lap, but recovered in time to take the start - albeit from the back of the grid. he staged a remarkable comeback and was inside the top six when he fell from his Gilera just 4 laps from the finish.

Daniel Pedrosa also crashed, but managed to remount and finish tenth, but it was Vincent's cool and calm head that kept him upright in a race-long battle with Jenkner and Sanna.

The German left the racing line with two laps to go and dropped behind Sanna as he ran onto the dirt, then Vincent took full advantage of Sanna's slip to move into a substantial 23-point lead over Poggiali in the title race after the Gilera rider's costly error.

Due to the hazardous nature of the conditions, only 14 of the 33 riders were classified as finishing.

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