Result and race summary for the 125cc German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:
Julian Simon took a convincing victory in the 125cc race at the Sachsenring, leading away from the line and never relinquishing the lead again. Simon's victory was never in doubt after he dropped the chasing Nico Terol on the third lap, and he went on to win by a very comfortable margin of over 9 seconds. Terol seemed to have a similarly comfortable grip on 2nd, but by lap 7, Sergio Gadea was past and had dropped the Jack & Jones Aprilia man. Gadea was fast enough to build a gap of his own over the chasing pack, but not fast enough to match the brutal pace being set by Simon.
Most of the entertainment in the race came over the battle for 3rd. At first, the main scrap was for 4th spot, Terol still holding 3rd by a small margin. Joan Olive, Simone Corsi, Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone chased each other for most of the middle part of the race, Iannone working his way forward up to 4th before making a mistake and giving up the three places he had just fought so hard to gain. He spent another 8 laps working his way forward again, Simone Corsi crashing out on lap 15, trying to get back at Iannone, but Iannone had used up his tires and was fading.
Terol's earlier lead had evaporated, Marquez and Olive catching the Spaniard, and he was now clearly starting to suffer. The battle for 3rd would be between the KTM of Marquez and the Derbi of Joan Olive. Olive had the early advantage, but Marquez dived inside of Olive into Turn 1 to take 3rd. Down the Waterfall, the long hill on the back straight, Olive put in a strong challenge to take back the position, the two men coming together on the exit of Turn 12, but Marquez' determination to take the place back cost him dearly, highsiding off in the final corner and out of the race.
Marquez wasn't the only faller. The race was full of incident, with the most significant victim Simon's team mate and title rival Bradley Smith. Smith went down on the first lap, rejoined, but then fell again after just 4 laps. Smith is now 30.5 points behind Simon, and needing an incident from Simon to help cut that lead.
The other British riders had similarly difficult days. Danny Webb finished in 8th, but was handed a lot of places by riders crashing ahead of him, while Scott Redding retired with 8 laps to go.
|14||16||Cameron BEAUBIER||KTM||Moto Sport KTM 41'15.494||1'18.157|
|16||93||Marc MARQUEZ||KTM||Moto Sport KTM 41'22.474||1'25.137|
|19||53||Jasper IWEMA||HONDA||39'59.115||1 lap|
|20||32||Lorenzo SAVADORI||APRILIA||40'12.680||1 lap|
|21||76||Toni FINSTERBUSCH||HONDA||40'27.720||1 lap|
|22||80||Damien RAEMY||HONDA||40'31.349||1 lap|
|23||14||Johann ZARCO||APRILIA||40'41.311||1 lap|
|24||87||Luca MARCONI||APRILIA||40'55.828||1 lap|
|45||Scott REDDING||APRILIA||28'32.303||8 laps|
|17||Stefan BRADL||APRILIA||26'56.885||9 laps|
|73||Takaaki NAKAGAMI||APRILIA||26'00.997||10 laps|
|24||Simone CORSI||APRILIA||24'31.600||11 laps|
|94||Jonas FOLGER||APRILIA||22'35.171||12 laps|
|88||Michael RANSEDER||APRILIA||12'08.485||19 laps|
|8||Lorenzo ZANETTI||APRILIA||9'21.172||21 laps|
|81||Eeki KUPARINEN||HONDA||4'49.527||24 laps|
|38||Bradley SMITH||APRILIA||4'51.169||24 laps|
|12||Esteve RABAT||APRILIA||1'35.029||26 laps|
|5||Alexis MASBOU||LONCIN||1'36.880||26 laps|