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Hungary have fresh hope for 2003

Hungary have fresh hope for 2003

Hungary have fresh hope for 2003

After the successful graduation of Gabor Talmacsi through the ranks of the 125cc World Championship, another Hungarian hopeful will step up to the fray in 2003. Peter Lenart is widely tipped to follow in the footsteps of his compatriot, who has fought to raise the profile of Grand Prix racing over the last two seasons, and he began preparations for his rookie season with a Bridgestone tyre test last week at Jerez.

The youngster, who will line-up alongside British teenager Leon Camier in the Metasystem Racing Service team, had a new framework and undercarriage for his Honda, but the engine, electronics and were all inherited from last season´s machine ridden by Stefano Perugini. A high speed crash on the first day meant Lenart´s test came to a premature end, after clocking an encouraging best lap of 1´53:1 despite never having previously visited the track. `I had a huge fall at 190 km/h,´ he explains. `I opened the gas earlier than I should have. Fortunately, I had no serious wounds, but the motorcycle crashed into the rubber wall and broke into pieces.´

Lenart will be back in action at the first IRTA tests scheduled for Jerez later this month, when he and Camier will take delivery of new engines as they prepare for their first full season in the series.

125cc, 2003

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