Cortese wins under red flag at Phillip Island

Cortese wins under red flag at Phillip Island

 

Australia 125: Cortese wins under red flag

By MCN -

MotoGP

 16 October 2011 08:30

Sandro Cortese secured his second win of the season when the Australian 125 race was red flagged with three laps remaining following Niklas Ajo crashing and requiring trackside attention.

A rain shower delayed the start of the race as teams were given the opportunity to change tyres, with a few riders swapping slicks for wets.

Alexis Masbou (Caretta Technology Forward Team) took the lead, before being displaced by Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) who soon pulled into the pits to change to slicks as the track dried.

Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) then gained the lead, Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) took second and Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) challenged his team mate Zarco for third, despite Zarco being the only rider who could prevent Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) from winning the championship.

Terol, who had dropped to seventeenth following a poor start, climbed through the pack and began to gain on the leaders when the red flag was shown and the final race results were determined by the order on the previous lap, resulting in Cortese winning, Luis Salom taking second and Zarco finishing in third.

Vázquez finished in fifth ahead of Alberto Moncayo (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica) and Nicolas Terol in sixth.

Despite making a strong recovery Terol's lead has been reduced to 25 points over Zarco.

1. 25 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Intact-Racing Team Germany Aprilia 153.3 34'49.670 2. 20 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Aprilia 152.3 +13.572
3. 16 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 152.2 +14.311
4. 13 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 152.2 +14.926
5. 11 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 151.6 +22.328
6. 10 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 151.3 +26.689
7. 9 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 151.2 +28.887
8. 8 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 150.7 +35.635
9. 7 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 150.6 +36.553
10. 6 99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 150.6 +36.686
11. 5 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 150.5 +38.608
12. 4 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 150.3 +41.697
13. 3 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 150.1 +43.349
14. 2 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology KTM 149.8 +47.896
15. 1 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG NOR WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 149.3 +55.159
16.  19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 149.2 +56.909
17.  28 Josep RODRIGUEZ SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 148.3 +1'10.093
18.  17 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR Phonica Racing Aprilia 148.3 +1'10.237
19.  60 Manuel TATASCIORE ITA Phonica Racing Aprilia 148.2 +1'10.802
20.  63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Airasia-Sic-Ajo Derbi 148.2 +1'10.844
21.  14 Brad BINDER RSA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 147.1 +1'27.965
22.  52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 146.4 +1'37.676
23.  8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology KTM 146.2 +1'40.315
24.  40 Marco COLANDREA SWI WTR-Ten10 Racing Aprilia 144.0 1 Lap
25.  30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Phonica Racing Aprilia 143.9 1 Lap
26.  46 Joshua HOOK AUS Hook Racing.com Aprilia 142.3 1 Lap
27.  26 Adrian MARTIN SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 139.9 1 Lap

Not Classified
31. Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing Aprilia 151.0 1 Lap
36. Joan PERELLO SPA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 129.3 8 Laps
53. Jasper IWEMA NED Ongetta-Abbink Metaal Aprilia 138.5 11 Laps
47. Nicky DILES AUS Aprilia RSW Racing Aprilia 80.5 14 Laps