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Jenkner expecting 250 switch

Jenkner expecting 250 switch

Jenkner expecting 250 switch

Steve Jenkner today confirmed that he fully expects to move up to the 250cc World Championship in 2005, although a definite deal has yet to be struck. The German said he will be sad to leave the 125cc class but admitted that, at 28 years of age, it was time to move on.

"I know that at my age I can't be competing in the 125cc class anymore but I will be disappointed lo leave because in this class, even on a privateer bike, you can fight for victories," explained Jenkner.

"In the 250cc class the difference between the factory bike and the privateer bikes is much bigger and people don't realise that tenth place can be a major achievement, but that looks to be my only option at the moment."

Jenkner added that he was hopeful of making the step up together with his current Rauch Bravo team and expected a deal to be struck in Malaysia. "A deal is close but we won't know anything until next week," he said. "I would like to stick with this team and start on a privateer bike next year, with the option of moving onto factory machinery in 2006, but we'll see."

Tags:
125cc, 2004, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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