Smith takes a superb third in France

Smith takes a superb third in France

 

Smith takes third as Gadea wins 125GP

By MCN Sports Desk -

MotoGP

 20 May 2007 12:57

Britain's Bradley Smith claimed his first podium, by taking third in the 125cc French GP.

Smith finished behind winner Sergio Gadea, who took his first ever GP win for the Bacaja Asapr team, whilst second place went to championship leader Lukas Pesek.
Behind Smith, Gabor Talmcacsi finished fourth from Joan Olive in fifth and Pablo Nieto in sixth.

Early race leader Mattia Pasini's run of bad luck continued as he was forced to retire with engine failure on lap 20. Other retirements included Lorenzo Zanetti, Steve Bonsey and Andrea Ianone, who all crashed out of the race.

125 Results:

Sergio GADEA SPA APRILIA 41'50.112
Lukas PESEK CZE DERBI 41'50.590
Bradley SMITH GBR HONDA 41'53.075
Gabor TALMACSI HUN APRILIA 42'03.628
Joan OLIVE SPA APRILIA 42'03.957
Hector FAUBEL SPA APRILIA 42'05.210
Sandro CORTESE GER APRILIA 42'05.715
Simone CORSI ITA APRILIA 42'05.776
Mike DI MEGLIO FRA HONDA 42'05.889
Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN KTM 42'09.220
Pol ESPARGARO SPA APRILIA 42'14.032
Alexis MASBOU FRA HONDA 42'14.322
Randy KRUMMENACHE SWI KTM 42'19.629
Michael RANSEDER AUT DERBI 42'19.813
Pablo NIETO SPA APRILIA 42'25.048
Lorenzo ZANETTI ITA APRILIA 42'35.236
Stefano BIANCO ITA APRILIA 42'35.420
Simone GROTZKYJ ITA APRILIA 42'36.254
Nicolas TEROL SPA DERBI 42'36.462
Dominique AEGERTER SWI APRILIA 42'50.937
Dino LOMBARDI ITA HONDA 42'51.060
Roberto TAMBURINI ITA APRILIA 42'59.813
Robert MURESAN ROU DERBI 43'00.213
Hugo VAN DEN BERG NED APRILIA 43'00.407
Joey LITJENS NED HONDA 43'00.583
Federico SANDI ITA APRILIA 43'06.608
Daniel WEBB GBR HONDA 43'11.934
Romain MAITRE FRA HONDA 42'41.782
Steven LE COQUEN FRA HONDA 43'12.025