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Youth and experience to clash at Donington

Youth and experience to clash at Donington

Youth and experience to clash at Donington

Whilst Steve Jenkner streaked to victory in the wet conditions at Assen last weekend, cutting back Dani Pedrosa´s championship lead to 26 points, it promises to be a typically tight race at Donington on Sunday as experienced former winners at this circuit mix it up with a batch of hungry young frontrunners.

Youcihi Ui has started from the front row at Donington for the past six years, including pole in 1997 and 2000, and has twice taken victory, in 2000 and 2001, riding for Derbi on both occasions. Last year World Champion Arnaud Vincent, who is making great strides with the KTM, took the win riding the Aprilia, as did Stefano Perugini in 1996, whilst Honda rider Masao Azuma is also a former winner here having taken victory back in 1996.

Meanwhile, Spanish youngster Pablo Nieto goes in search of his first victory on the back of his highest ever placing of second in the Assen rain, where his teenage team-mate Hector Barbera became the fifth youngest podium finisher of all time – ending Thomas Luthi's record after just thirteen days.

Luthi again promises to be fighting at the front, with Alex De Angelis and Andrea Dovizioso also seeking their own debut victories and Casey Stoner hunting for a first podium at a track he knows well from his days in the British Championship.

Tags:
125cc, 2003, Cinzano British Grand Prix

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