Estoril MotoGP: Danny Webb fifth, Corsi wins

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Danny web has taken his best GP finish so far with a fifth position at the Estoril GP, while Simone Corsi took the win.

It was a difficult race for the British contingent with crashes and engine problems affecting all three.

Bradley Smith was running strong and looked set to take third position until he highsided out in spectacular style at the chicane with 11 laps to go.

With Smith out British hopes turned to Danny Webb who managed to recover from earlier gear problems to put the pace back on and take a career best fifth place behind his team-mate Steve Bonsey.

Simone Corsi had to fight hard for his win with both Nicolas Terol and Joan Olive taking regular turns at the front. The later half of the race saw Corsi and Olive break away but Olive just couldn’t keep Corsi behind him and had to settle for second.

Britain’s Scott Reading was also running well working his way through the lower part of the field when he ran on in to the gravel and never managed to recover.

Final Positions:

Simone CORSI  
Joan OLIVE  0.299
Nicolas TEROL  6.355
Stevie BONSEY  14.973
Danny WEBB  15.532
Gabor TALMACSI  15.868
Mike DI MEGLIO  15.875
Stefan BRADL  17.887
Sergio GADEA  18.123
Sandro CORTESE  22.613
Andrea IANNONE  27.49
Dominique AEGERTER  27.544
Pol ESPARGARO  28.37
Michael RANSEDER  28.417
Efren VAZQUEZ  32.713
Tomoyoshi KOYAMA  34.002
Stefano BIANCO  47.698
Marc MARQUEZ  51.637
Takaaki NAKAGAMI  51.679
Alexis MASBOU  51.717
Scott REDDING  1'07.908
Pere TUTUSAUS  1'15.894
Dino LOMBARDI  1'19.975
Robert MURESAN  1'39.194
Cyril CARRILLO  1'39.218
Axel PONS  1'43.956
Ivan MAESTRO  1 lap
Karel PESEK  1 lap
DNF  
Bradley SMITH  
Lorenzo ZANETTI  
Pablo NIETO  
Jules CLUZEL
Esteve RABAT
Raffaele DE ROSA
Hugo VAN DEN BERG

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Angus Farquhar

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