2009 Assen 125cc Race Result - Last Lap Scrap Sorts Out Top Trio - Updated

Results and synopsis of the 125cc race at Assen:

Sergio Gadea emerged the victor of the 125cc race at Assen after a dramatic last lap saw the leading trio of Gadea, Nico Terol and Julian Simon almost running each other off the track. The trio had taken an early lead, quickly gapping Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith, and had swapped the lead all race long. The race was decided on the final lap, after Terol got past the leader Simon in a desperate dive into the Ruskenhoek. He entered the corner ahead, but couldn't quite make it into the right flick before the left hander, and ran straight on across the paved section. Simon was forced wide, gifting the lead, and victory to Sergio Gadea. Gadea was lucky not to get knocked off though, as Terol rejoined the track almost T-boning the Aspar rider. Terol ended up 2nd, ahead of Julian Simon in 3rd. With both Gadea and Simon on the podium, the Aspar team crossed the landmark of 200 podiums in the world championships.

Behind Gadea and Simon, a grim batte unfolded between Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith. Smith and Iannone put in increasingly desperate passes to try to take 4th, nearly running each other off a number of times. Smith eventually came out on top, but crossed the line in a bizarre pose, looking backwards at Iannone, staring the Italian down.

The best scrap of the race was the fight for 6th. A huge group fought bitterly over the position, the group thinning out through a process of attrition as riders crashed out, and in the end, it was Stefan Bradl who eventually took 6th, ahead of Jonas Folger. 

UPDATE

After the race, Race Direction took another look at the incident between Nico Terol and Julian Simon, and awarded a 20 second penalty to Terol, putting the 2nd place man back to 8th.

Official  results:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 39'07.577  
2 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 39'07.655 0.078
3 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 39'08.478 0.901
4 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 39'19.933 12.356
5 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 39'19.977 12.400
6 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 39'28.045 20.468
7 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 39'28.332 20.755
8 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 39'28.840 21.263
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 39'29.135 21.558
10 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 39'29.518 21.941
11 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 39'31.182 23.605
12 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 39'35.983 28.406
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 40'07.889 1'00.312
14 85 Marvin FRITZ HONDA 40'07.932 1'00.355
15 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 40'08.192 1'00.615
16 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 40'08.206 1'00.629
17 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 40'08.574 1'00.997
18 82 Michael VAN DER MARK HONDA 40'08.607 1'01.030
19 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 40'16.372 1'08.795
20 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 40'16.653 1'09.076
21 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 40'22.394 1'14.817
22 86 Karel PESEK DERBI 40'38.306 1'30.729
23 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 40'53.821 1'46.244
24 83 Pepijn BIJSTERBOSCH HONDA 39'11.712 1 lap
25 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 39'17.393 1 lap
Not Classified
  12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 19'46.829 11 laps
  71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 18'18.592 13 laps
  16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 10'03.512 17 laps
  11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 7'14.983 18 laps
  35 Randy KRUMMENACHE APRILIA 1'55.517 21 laps
  32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'57.057 21 laps
  45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'57.140 21 laps
  5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 2'21.302 21 laps
Not finished first lap
  99 Danny WEBB      

Results on the track, before Terol was given a 20 second penalty:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 39'07.577  
2 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 39'07.655 0.078
3 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 39'08.478 0.901
4 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 39'19.933 12.356
5 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 39'19.977 12.400
6 17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA 39'28.045 20.468
7 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 39'28.332 20.755
8 24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 39'28.840 21.263
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 39'29.135 21.558
10 93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM 39'29.518 21.941
11 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 39'31.182 23.605
12 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 39'35.983 28.406
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 40'07.889 1'00.312
14 85 Marvin FRITZ HONDA 40'07.932 1'00.355
15 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 40'08.192 1'00.615
16 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 40'08.206 1'00.629
17 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 40'08.574 1'00.997
18 82 Michael HONDA 40'08.607 1'01.030
19 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 40'16.372 1'08.795
20 69 Lukas SEMBERA APRILIA 40'16.653 1'09.076
21 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 40'22.394 1'14.817
22 86 Karel PESEK DERBI 40'38.306 1'30.729
23 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 40'53.821 1'46.244
24 83 Pepijn BIJSTERBOSCH HONDA 39'11.712 1 lap
25 10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 39'17.393 1 lap
Not Classified
  12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 19'46.829 11 laps
  71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 18'18.592 13 laps
  16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM 10'03.512 17 laps
  11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 7'14.983 18 laps
  35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'55.517 21 laps
  32 Lorenzo SAVADORI APRILIA 1'57.057 21 laps
  45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 1'57.140 21 laps
  5 Alexis MASBOU LONCIN 2'21.302 21 laps
Not finished first lap
  99 Danny WEBB Aprilia    
Round Number: 
7
2009
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Comments

So Terol gets a penalty and is off the podium while Simoncelli got nothing after Mugello and even complained about it, claiming that Spaniards never get punished.

Where exactly is the justice in that?

And apparently it can't be appealed either. Seems inconsistent. Having said that, Terol definitely gained advantage, but so did Simoncelli.

Mmmm, don't like to see races decided like that.