125s: Terol dominates wet race

Eurosport - Sun, 15 Aug 11:03:00 2010

Nicolas Terol won a dominant Czech Republic 125cc Grand Prix at Brno from Pol Espargaro and Esteve Rabat while poleman Bradley Smith had to make do with sixth.

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Terol's winning margin was 20.3 seconds in a race that was delayed as organisers opted to signal a wet weather contest. However the weather largely held off.

Smith came off worst in a final-lap three-way battle for fourth with Jonas Folger just pipping Jakub Kornfeil and the Briton. Smith's compatriot Danny Webb crashed out at turn three on the first lap.

Efren Vazquez was another victim, sliding out while attacking Folger for fourth late in the race.

Terol was second on the grid and Espargaro third, while Rabat had to fight up from 12th, Folger from 13th and Kornfeil 14th.

Standings leader Marc Marquez, fourth on the grid, and Jasper Iwema, 17th, made up the top eight.

Marquez still heads the World Championship with 166 points from Espargaro (151), Terol (145) and Smith (115).

It was Terol's second win of the season following his victory in Qatar.

Jonathan Symcox / Eurosport

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