Sepang MotoGP: Bradley claims his 4th podium of the season

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British rider Bradley Smith finished second in he Malaysian 125 GP, putting him on the podium behind Gabor Talmacsi.

World Champion Talmacsi claimed victory at the Malaysian circuit for the second year running. The Bancaja Aspar rider got a good start from second spot on the grid and broke away from the rest of the pack early.

Other riders tried to catch the Hungarian, but nobody was able to match his pace.

Bradley Smith started in 13th but diced his way up through the field to finally take second place and his fourth podium of the season.  

Bradley’s compatriots Danny Webb and Scott Redding didn’t fair so well in Malaysia. Webb retired from the race because a penalty left him no chance of earning any points, while Scott Redding retired due to an injurt he sustained earlier this weekend.

Italian Simone Corsi claimed third for the Jack & Jones WRB Aprilia team, with German Sandro Cortese taking fourth place.

1  Gabor TALMACSI   HUN  Bancaja Aspar Team   Aprilia  43’00.716   
2  Bradley SMITH   GBR  Polaris World    Aprilia  43’04.132  
3  Simone CORSI   ITA  Jack & Jones WRB   Aprilia  43’07.612  
4  Sandro CORTESE   GER  Emmi – Caffe Latte   Aprilia  43’07.641  
5  Mike DI MEGLIO   FRA  Ajo Motorsport    Derbi   43’07.831  
6  Pol ESPARGARO   SPA  Belson Derbi    Derbi   43’15.838  
7  Joan OLIVE   SPA  Belson Derbi    Derbi   43’22.521  
8  Dominique AEGERTER  SWI  Ajo Motorsport    Derbi   43’22.585  
9  Nicolas TEROL   SPA  Jack & Jones WRB   Aprilia  43’22.674  
10  Andrea IANNONE   ITA  I.C. Team    Aprilia  43’24.331  
11  Tomoyoshi KOYAMA  JPN  Red Bull KTM 125   KTM   43’24.367  
12  Sergio GADEA   SPA  Bancaja Aspar Team   Aprilia  43’35.940  
13  Lorenzo ZANETTI  ITA  ISPA KTM Aran    KTM   43’41.218  
14  Pablo NIETO   SPA  Onde 2000 KTM    KTM   43’52.120  
15  Adrian MARTIN   SPA  Bancaja Aspar Team   Aprilia  43’56.442  
16  Jules CLUZEL   FRA  Loncin Racing    Loncin   43’57.253  
17  Jonas FOLGER   GER  Red Bull MotoGP Academy  KTM   44’07.856  
18  Marco RAVAIOLI   ITA  Matteoni Racing   Aprilia  44’08.289  
19  Randy KRUMMENACHER  SWI  Red Bull KTM 125   KTM   44’08.457  
20  Robin LASSER   GER  Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing  Aprilia  44’09.565  
21  Bastien CHESAUX  SWI  WTR San Marino Team   Aprilia  44’47.325  
22  Robert MURESAN   ROU  Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing  Aprilia  43’37.123

Not classified
 Esteve RABAT   SPA  Repsol KTM 125cc   KTM   40’01.949   
 Stevie BONSEY   USA  Degraaf Grand Prix   Aprilia  27’34.736   
 Stefan BRADL   GER  Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing  Aprilia  25’01.751   
 Scott REDDING   GBR  Blusens Aprilia Junior   Aprilia  25’50.174   
 Hugo VAN DEN BERG  NED  Degraaf Grand Prix   Aprilia  25’52.641   
 Raffaele DE ROSA  ITA  Onde 2000 KTM    KTM   18’37.134   
 Danny WEBB   GBR  Degraaf Grand Prix   Aprilia  19’13.445   
 Enrique JEREZ   SPA  ISPA KTM Aran    KTM   19’26.771   
 Alexis MASBOU   FRA  Loncin Racing    Loncin   14’16.538

James Keen

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