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Oct 3, 2010

FIM 125cc World Championship Tightens At Motegi

FIM 125cc GP World Championship
Motegi, Japan
October 3, 2010
Race Results:

1. Marc MARQUEZ, Spain (DERBI), 20 laps, 39:46.937
2. Nicolas TEROL, Spain (APRILIA), -2.612 seconds
3. Bradley SMITH, Great Britain (APRILIA), -8.396
4. Pol ESPARGARO, Spain (DERBI), -18.873
5. Alberto MONCAYO, Spain (APRILIA), -31.973
6. Esteve RABAT, Spain (APRILIA), -32.139
7. Danny WEBB, Great Britain (APRILIA), -46.716
8. Luis SALOM, Spain (APRILIA), -49.444
9. Adrian MARTIN, Spain (APRILIA), -49.867
10. Johann ZARCO, France (APRILIA), -55.912
11. Randy KRUMMENACHE, Switzerland (APRILIA), -56.684
12. Sandro CORTESE, Germany (DERBI), -56.738, crash
13. Simone GROTZKYJ, Italy (APRILIA), -65.988
14. Marcel SCHROTTER, Germany (HONDA), -70.339
15. Jasper IWEMA, Netherlands (APRILIA), -70.518

World Championship Point Standings (after 13 of 17 races):

1. Terol, 228 points
2. Marquez, 222
3. Espargaro, 215
4. Smith, 160
5. Cortese, 122
6. Rabat, 118
7. Vazquez, 110
8. Koyama, 102
9. Krummenacher, 84
10. Webb, 80

More, from a press release issued by Interwetten Honda:

Schrötter succeeds in the race and collects points

The Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi finished better than expected for Marcel Schrötter and the Interwetten Honda 125 Team. After a difficult qualifying Schrötter succeeded in the race and could catch some of his colleagues to end up with two important championship points on 14th place. The team around Terrell Thien is very happy with the result, as after some difficulties at the beginning, the 17 year old now seems to adapt to his new role and could better his position from start to the finish of the race by 7 positions.

Marcel Schrötter, 14 40'10.339:
"The race was good, not optimal, but after the bad qualifying result the weekend finished better than expected. I could stick with the group in front of me, but I could not overtake Zarco. I was stronger in braking and that was my advantage to the group. Then Kent, who was in front of me had a problem and I lost my drive. Then I had problems with gear changing on the start and finish line and he was gone. At the end I rode a good race against Iwema and was able to succeed with it and I am happy about that."

Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
"This was a good race from Marcel. He could fight with the group and stay with them. I am very satisfied with the result, as we did not expect it after the bad qualifying and neither that he would collect points. Marcel deserves a second chance for sure and I hope we can help him with that."
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