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Welkom 2003 – highlights from the race

Welkom 2003 – highlights from the race

Welkom 2003 – highlights from the race

With just days remaining until the betandwin.com Africa's Grand Prix, motogp.com is offering you the chance to whet your appetite for the weekend with exclusive highlights of last year's 250cc action at Welkom.

After springing a major surprise with victory in the first round at Suzuka two weeks previously, 250 rookie Manuel Poggiali overtook pole position holder Randy De Puniet in the opening laps of the race and withstood pressure from the Frenchman all the way to the line to take his second successive win and spark talk of a serious title challenge.

Franco Battaini emerged as the strongest rider from the chasing group to take a solitary third, whilst Sebastian Porto overcame Honda colleague Roby Rolfo to take fourth. Anthony West continued his good form on his return to Grand Prix racing with sixth place ahead of factory Aprilia riders Fonsi Nieto and Toni Elias, who rode with a broken thumb.

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250cc, 2004

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