Czech GP, Brno – 250cc – Bautista Snatches Excellent 2nd Place

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What an excellent race from Alvaro today; a superb run from a lowly 10th on the grid to finish second, snatching the position in a nail-biting final lap move that dropped Simoncelli from 1st to 3rd.
Debon and Simoncelli spent most of the race swapping the lead, and there’s no doubt that towards the end Debon was clearly trying to hold Bati off from Simoncelli (“team” orders of sorts I guess…)
Still – given the unpredictability of the weekend, it was a great result – a superb balls-out ride and one that was a heart-thumping pleasure to watch.
(*Although the result now puts Alvaro back to 4th from 3rd in the championship overall, it DOES actually simultaneously reduce his gap to Kallio and Simoncelli.)
Brilliant work Bati! πŸ™‚

Hre’s the results in full…

Pos | Rider | Nation | Team | Total time
1 A. DEBON SPA Lotus Aprilia 41’08.168
2 A. BAUTISTA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team + 0.280
3 M. SIMONCELLI ITA Metis Gilera + 0.325
4 H. BARBERA SPA Team Toth Aprilia + 0.827
5 M. KALLIO FIN Red Bull KTM 250 + 1.249
6 Y. TAKAHASHI JPN JiR Team Scot 250 + 13.713
7 M. PASINI ITA Polaris World + 13.826
8 H. FAUBEL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team + 16.026
9 R. LOCATELLI ITA Metis Gilera + 19.084
10 A. ESPARGARO SPA Lotus Aprilia + 20.692
11 R. WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT SAG + 29.495
12 J. SIMON SPA Repsol KTM 250cc + 29.772
13 H. AOYAMA JPN Red Bull KTM 250 + 31.944
14 L. PESEK CZE Auto Kelly – CP + 36.314
15 A. BALDOLINI ITA Matteoni Racing + 43.751
16 E. LAVERTY IRL Blusens Aprilia + 46.564
17 F. LAI ITA Campetella Racing + 55.591
18 F. SANDI ITA MAtteoni Racing + 55.704
19 D. PRADITA INA Yamaha Pertamina Indonesia + 1’24.324
20 T. WIRSING GER Racing Team Germany + 1’39.423
21 R. GOMEZ SPA Blusens Aprilia + 1’59.990

Not classified
T. LUTHI SWI Emmi – Caffe Latte 17 Lap
K. ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 18 Lap

Not starting
M. POGGIALI RSM Campetella Racing

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