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Sebastian Porto completes an impressive streak with a first career win

Sebastian Porto completes an impressive streak with a first career win

Sebastian Porto completes an impressive streak with a first career win

The Cinzano Rio Grand Prix will be remained as the high point of Sebastian Porto´s 2003 campaign, as the Argentinean´s steady progress is finally rewarded by a result he missed too many times. By claiming his first win, eight years after his first GP appearance, Porto confirms his status as one of the regular front runners of the 250 class.

The Petronas Sprinta Yamaha TVK hung on the 250 class despite the lack of result, and became this year the most experienced rider of the class. In Donington Park, he narrowly missed the opportunity to celebrate his 100th GP appearance with a win. He led half of the race before he had to retire due to an engine failure. Despite this disheartening outcome, he knew the results would eventually come. $$$ As soon as the next race, at the Sachsenring, he took his first rostrum finish, the first of a steady streak of results. In Brno, he finished in second behind Marco Melandri, and in Estoril - where he also clinched his first career pole position, he took the flag in third. In Rio, he continued with the best result he could have expected, winning with a 14 seconds margin over Rolfo.

Porto currently lies in fourth place in the standings, 25 points behind Roberto Rolfo. With a reliable and efficient machinery, he´s now set to get his best Championship final result. Porto also allowed Yamaha to take its first victory since the 2000 Australian Grand Prix.

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250cc, 2002

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