The strong winds buffeting Phillip Island brought some sporadic rain clouds with them, making the 125cc race a hectic wet/dry affair. Some rider chose to start the race on wet tires, while the majority went out on slicks, with the latter proving to be the better option.
Alexis Masbou (Caretta Technology Forward Team) led off the start, bumping his French compatriot and pole starter Johann Zarco(Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) on his way out to the front.Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) took over the lead, however shortly thereafter enter the pits to change to slicks as the track dried out. Meanwhile Championship leader Nico Terol (Bankia Aspar) sliced his way through the field after dropping back into 17th off the start.
Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) pulled out a 6 second lead while Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) moved into second and Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) raced his team mate for third, despite the fact that Zarco is the only one who still has a chance to stop Terol in taking the Championship title.
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