SPANISH SPORTS had a more sweet than sour day in the French MOTOGP with victories in the 125 cc  & Moto2 catagories, along with the sour , the unlucky & controversial fall ( more latter) of DANI PEDROSA in the GP catagory which ended in a broken collar bone when in second position.

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Spanish Sports Bike rider Maverick Viñales

In the 125 cc catagory the four top places were all for Spanish motorbike riders. The big news was MAVERICK VIÑALES who won today with only 16 years of age claiming the youngest ever rider in Spanish Sports motorbike history to win a GP race. He takes that honour away from Spaniard & current MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo. This is how the race finished:

1. M. VIÑALES (SP/Aprilia)
2. N. TEROL (SP/Aprilia)
3. E. VÁZQUEZ (SP/Derbi)
4. H. FAUBEL (SP/Aprilia)
5. J. Zarco (FRA/Derbi)

The 125cc World Championship table currently stands as follows:
1. N. TEROL (SP/Aprilia) 95 pts.
2. S. Cortese (GER/Aprilia) 59.
3. J. Zarco (FRA/Derbi) 53

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Marc Marquez wins Moto 2

More good news in the Moto2 category for Spanish Sports with the victory of last years 125cc World Champ MARC MARQUEZ. The Spaniard has had terrible bad luck coming up to this race with falls & mechanical problems, & today he managed to finally get a "break" to show all his class. The race finished with the following top 3:

2. Yuki Takahashi (JAP/Moriwaki)
3. Stefan Bradl (GER/Kalex)

The current Moto2 World Championship Top 3 table stands:
1. Stefan Bradl (GER/Kalex) 77 pts
2. JULIAN SIMON (SP/Suter) 49.
3. Andrea Iannone (ITA/Suter) 48

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Simoncelli causes Pedrosa to fall out

The GP catagory did not go so well for the Spaniards with current World Champ Jorge Lorenzo getting in at the fourth place & Dani Pedrosa falling after a controversial action from Italian Marco Simoncelli that caused an accident, Pedrosa to fall & fracture his collar bone when in second place.

Lorenzo & Stoner had publicly warned this week about the aggressive & dangerous riding style of Simoncelli & that one day his actions would cause a serious accident. Today & with this race,  was the moment as Simoncelli overtook Pedrosa for a second place challenge that Pedrosa had already "won" the path. The late & unexpected incursion of Simoncelli caused Pedrosa to fall & break his collar bone. The race judges punished Simoncelli with a "pit lane" drive through  that gave weight to the "bad action" & what many consider Simoncelli to be, a "kamakazi".

The race was won by Australian CASEY STONER who was brilliant & also had a "moment" with De Puniet during the warm-up with a "flying punch" ( very soft ) that caused a 5.000€ fine for Casey

Final race standings:

1. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda
2. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda
3. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati
4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha
5. Marco Simoncelli (Italy) Honda

Current GP World Championship table standings:

1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 78 pts
2. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda 66
3. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 61
4. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda 50
5. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati 47

There is a 3 week break with the next race in Spain (Montmelo).

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