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Jenkner at ease with the weather

Jenkner at ease with the weather

Jenkner at ease with the weather

The winner of the soaked 125cc race last season, Steve Jenkner, admitted he wouldn't mind similar conditions as he looks to recover from an inconsistent start to the season at Assen this weekend. Intermittent rain showers and high winds have already hit the paddock today but Jenkner says he is ready for anything.

"I suppose the same again wouldn't be too bad for me," mused the German, lying sixth in the championship and 49 points behind series Andrea Dovizioso. "I would prefer a dry race because it's more predictable – we saw at Jerez how you need luck as much as skill in the wet. But a repeat of last year's weather is fine by me as long as there is a repeat of the result!"

On his season so far, Jenkner added: "We had a few engine problems at Welkom but they seemed to be solved at Jerez so we just put it down to first-race teething trouble. But at Le Mans it became evident that there was something wrong and it has taken time to get things right.

"I was lapping well at Catalunya but I had a big moment when I was with the lead group and had to consolidate my position. So I think I've been unlucky so far but I am confident I can get a good result this weekend in wet or dry and join the battle for the championship because it is very open and there is still a long way to go."

Tags:
125cc, 2004, GAULOISES TT ASSEN

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