2009 Sepang 125cc Race Result - Another Duel To The Finish

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Sepang:

Julian Simon has celebrated his first race as 125cc World Champion by winning the 125cc race at Sepang. Simon got away from a large chasing pack early, an eventuality Bradley Smith was not prepared to accept. Smith hit the front of the group on lap 4 and proceeded to chase Simon down. It took him 5 laps of very fast lap times, but the Briton was soon on Simon's tail and ready to challenge for the lead. 

That proved a good deal more difficult, but on lap 14, Smith got past Simon and tried to open a gap. That proved more difficult than he wanted, and on lap 17, he ran wide, allowing Simon back into the lead. Smith caught Simon again on the final lap, but a last corner lunge failed, Simon going on to take the win from his Bancaja Aspar team mate.

The group behind put in another race-long battle between Efren Vazquez, Marc Marquez, Sandro Cortese, Jonas Folger, Pol Espargaro, Simone Corsi and Tito Rabat. Marquez nudged Folger off track on lap 10, and then had his engine seized a couple of laps later. Crashes by Vazquez and Corsi left Espargaro to take the final spot on the podium.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Time Diff
1 60 Julian SIMON APRILIA 42'50.916  
2 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 42'52.030 1.114
3 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 42'57.209 6.293
4 33 Sergio GADEA APRILIA 42'58.919 8.003
5 18 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 42'59.401 8.485
6 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 43'01.104 10.188
7 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 43'06.030 15.114
8 29 Andrea IANNONE APRILIA 43'13.067 22.151
9 6 Joan OLIVE DERBI 43'17.304 26.388
10 8 Lorenzo ZANETTI APRILIA 43'18.029 27.113
11 73 Takaaki NAKAGAMI APRILIA 43'18.775 27.859
12 88 Michael RANSEDER APRILIA 43'25.754 34.838
13 35 Randy KRUMMENACHE APRILIA 43'32.745 41.829
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER DERBI 43'33.349 42.433
15 39 Luis SALOM APRILIA 43'42.551 51.635
16 28 Elly ILIAS APRILIA 43'50.770 59.854
17 16 Cameron BEAUBIER KTM Moto Sport KTM 43'58.047 1'07.131
18 53 Jasper IWEMA HONDA 44'05.087 1'14.171
19 21 Jakub KORNFEIL LONCIN 44'18.567 1'27.651
20 23 Muhammad ZULFAHMI YAMAHA 44'49.695 1'58.779
21 47 Blake LEIGH-SMITH HONDA 44'56.978 2'06.062
22 19 Quentin JACQUET APRILIA 43'12.661 1 lap
Not Classified
  24 Simone CORSI APRILIA 38'26.023 2 laps
  14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 38'49.900 2 laps
  7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 39'23.675 2 laps
  87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 33'36.360 5 laps
  10 Luca VITALI APRILIA 33'15.366 6 laps
  93 Marc MARQUEZ KTM Moto Sport KTM 27'09.145 7 laps
  45 Scott REDDING APRILIA 23'23.681 9 laps
  94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 25'05.503 9 laps
  71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA LONCIN 5'57.649 17 laps
Not finished first lap
  17 Stefan BRADL APRILIA    
  99 Danny WEBB APRILIA    
Round Number: 
16
2009
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