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Steve Jenkner : a touch of German precision

Steve Jenkner : a touch of German precision

Steve Jenkner : a touch of German precision

After having slowly progressed in the 125 class, Steve Jenkner looks finally set to give something to cheer about to a nation deprived of victory for too long. The German rider is competing his sixth full season in the 125 World Championship ; last year, he already took an important step forward by claiming his first podiums, in Netherlands and in Czech Republic.

This year, he confirms this improvement by stepping on the podium again, but especially by being one of the most consistent rider of the 125 class : indeed, he´s one of the three riders who managed to score points in every single race so far this year, the two others being Arnaud Vincent and Daniel Pedrosa.

In nine races, he made it on the podium three times, by finishing third in Jerez, in Catalunya and last weekend at the Sachsenring. This third podium may have been the most important, yet the most emotional of his career, as he was born a few miles away from the track where was held the Cinzano Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. Supported by 80000 German fans, he battled for the third position with Manuel Poggiali and Pablo Nieto, and he eventually snatched the third position from the world reigning champion on the finish line.

Thanks to his consistency, he now lies in fourth position in the World Championship Classification. Even if he seems a bit too far to get involved in the battle for the final top 3 positions, he´s looking forward the second half of the season with the eagerness to prove he´s walking in Dirk Raudies´ steps, his mentor and last German to be crowned in the 125 class.

125cc, 2002

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