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De Gea seals Spanish Formula Extreme crown at Jerez

De Gea seals Spanish Formula Extreme crown at Jerez

De Gea seals Spanish Formula Extreme crown at Jerez

Former MotoGP rider David De Gea has won the Spanish Formula Extreme Championship after a conservative ninth place finish at Jerez last weekend. The final round of the series took place under tricky conditions after heavy downpours in the morning soaked the circuit but sunshine in the afternoon created a partially dry surface.

De Gea, who completed an eventful 2003 season as part of the experimental WCM squad without any points, eased his way around the curves to take the title in the series based on large bore production machinery by one point.

Winner of the race, steering a Yamaha R1, was another ex GP rider Jose Luis Cardoso. A member of the Yamaha d'Antin squad in 2001 alongside Norick Abe riding a 500cc two-stroke, Cardoso lead most of the distance on the slippery track until being passed by Josep Sarda. A fall towards the final stages of the race by the leader allowed Cardoso again to head the field and the Spaniard did all he could to snatch the crown away from De Gea but the latter crossed the line in ninth to end a disappointing year on a positive note.

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MotoGP, 2003

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