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Corsi set to make Aprilia debut

Corsi set to make Aprilia debut

Corsi set to make Aprilia debut

Simone Corsi will make his first appearance on the factory Aprilia he will ride in the 2005 125cc World Championship in the final round of the Spanish Championship at Jerez this weekend.

Corsi has inherited the 125RS machine which took Hector Barberá to the runner-up spot behind Andrea Dovizioso in 2004 and faces a stern test this weekend, riding against fellow Grand Prix regulars such as Sergio Gadea, who won the penultimate round of the series at Valencia last Sunday, Hector Faubel and Jordi Carchano.

The 17 year old made the switch to the Team 3C outfit run by Valerio Sbarra, formerly the Sporting Director of Seedorf Racing, from Honda two weeks ago and is looking forward to taking his bow on the Italian machine.

"I am happy, I always wanted to race for Aprilia and finally I have the chance," said Corsi. "Next year I will be part of Team 3C in the 125 category with all of the support that I could ever need. Not just that, but I will also start to race immediately in the last of the Spanish season. I can't wait!

"I think I will do well on an Aprilia because, as far as I am concerned, it is more comfortable. I am fairly tall and I know that on the RS I will be able to display my talents much better!"

The 125cc Spanish Championship (CEV) is set to be decided in the race at Jerez, with Julián Miralles leading Manuel Hernández and Aleix Espargaró by four and six points respectively. Also taking part are promising German youngsters Georg Frolich, Toni Wirsing and Joshua Sommer, as well as top British 125cc riders Christian Elkin, Midge Smart and Tom Bridewell.

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125cc, 2004, Simone Corsi

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