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Steve Jenkner to clock up a century at home Grand Prix

Steve Jenkner to clock up a century at home Grand Prix

Steve Jenkner to clock up a century at home Grand Prix

With his first ever career win now under his belt after victory at Assen one month ago, Germany´s Steve Jenkner can look forward to his home race at the Sachsenring this weekend with a little less pressure on his shoulders as he makes his 100th Grand Prix start. The 27 year old made his debut on home soil in 1996 at the Nurburgring, but he failed to make the race after suffering an injury from a crash during qualifying. He returned to the Grand Prix scene in 1997 riding for the ADAC Sachsen Team, with whom he stayed for four years - the first three riding Aprilia machinery followed by a year on a Honda.

Jenker´s first podium finish came at the Dutch TT in 2001 when riding an Aprilia for the UGT team, although he had to wait another two years before finally taking that memorable first win at the same event. Now he is looking to top that achievement by becoming the first German rider ever to win the 125cc race at the Sachsenring since Ernst Degner in 1961, and the first in any class since Dieter Braun on a 250cc Yamaha in 1971.

Hear what Jenkner has to say about his home race, and his season so far, with the exclusive video interview on the right of this page.

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125cc, 2003

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