Moto GP

Japan’s Mihara Snatches Jerez 1 Victory On The Line

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Soushi Mihara won the opening Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup race of 2014 after a fabulous five man battle for the lead and a slipstream run from third out of the last corner. That left Jorge MartÌ_n second ahead of Manuel Pagliani.

The 14-year-old Japanese had fought his way through from twelfth place on the grid to catch the Mediterranean group fighting for first. Italian 17-year-old Pagliani did much of the leading, trading places with MartÌ_n, the 16-year-old Spaniard who won the race last year.

Spanish 16-year-old Joan Mir and 15-year-old Italian Stefano Manzi looked every bit as much potential winners as they all passed and re-passed in the lead group, pulling well away from the rest.

Coming into the race Mihara had not looked a potential victor.

‰ÛÏI didn't have such a good qualifying on Friday and was back on the fourth row,‰Û

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