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Terol dominates Brno 125cc race

Nico Terol took a crushing victory on a drying track in the Brno 125cc race.

The first half of the track was extremely wet as the race began, but the warm temperatures meant it dried very quickly.

Terol picked his way past early leader Efren Vazquez on the second lap and proceeded to charge away from the field. Despite his dominant pace, the Aspar Aprilia rider was still managing to keep his wet tyres intact on what was soon a totally dry track, and he came home to win by 20 seconds in his first race back since his Barcelona injury.

Vazquez and Pol Espargaro battled for second for most of the distance, until the former crashed on the penultimate lap, which allowed Esteve Rabat onto the podium - once again filled entirely by Spaniards.

Jonas Folger fended off local hero Jakub Kornfeil for fourth. Polesitter Bradley Smith faded in the race and chased them home, while championship leader Marc Marquez - racing with a dislocated shoulder - ran second initially before being eased back to seventh.

The majority of riders stayed on wets all race. Johann Zarco was the only frontrunner to gamble on a pitstop and was 5-10s faster than his rivals once on slicks, but having already lost a lap to the leaders, he had no chance of salvaging a good result.

Pos  Rider                Bike          Time/Gap
 1.  Nicolas Terol        Aprilia     43m49.303s
 2.  Pol Espargaro        Derbi        + 20.351s
 3.  Esteve Rabat         Aprilia      + 20.555s
 4.  Jonas Folger         Aprilia      + 29.529s
 5.  Jakub Kornfeil       Aprilia      + 29.914s
 6.  Bradley Smith        Aprilia      + 29.986s
 7.  Marc Marquez         Derbi        + 31.405s
 8.  Jasper Iwema         Aprilia      + 32.973s
 9.  Tomoyoshi Koyama     Aprilia      + 41.842s
10.  Luis Salom           Aprilia      + 46.128s
11.  Adrian Martin        Aprilia      + 46.759s
12.  Alberto Moncayo      Aprilia      + 47.630s
13.  Marcel Schrotter     Honda        + 50.657s
14.  Louis Rossi          Aprilia      + 50.728s
15.  Zulfahmi Khairuddin  Aprilia      + 55.490s
16.  Sandro Cortese       Derbi      + 1m00.902s
17.  Randy Krummenache    Aprilia    + 1m02.374s
18.  Alessandro Tonucci   Aprilia    + 1m30.736s
19.  Johann Zarco         Aprilia    + 1m50.616s
20.  Sturla Fagerhaug     Aprilia    + 1m53.811s
21.  Marco Ravaioli       Lambretta  + 1m54.419s
22.  Isaac Vinales        Lambretta  + 1m54.710s
23.  Luca Marconi         Aprilia    + 2m03.252s

Retirements:

     Efren Vazquez        Derbi      17 laps
     Simone Grotzkyj      Aprilia    13 laps
     Ladislav Chmelik     Honda      11 laps
     Lorenzo Savadori     Aprilia    10 laps
     Luigi Morciano       Aprilia    8 laps
     Alexis Masbou        Aprilia    1 laps
     Danny Webb           Aprilia    0 laps
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