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Simoncelli set to defend top spot in Estoril

Simoncelli set to defend top spot in Estoril

Simoncelli set to defend top spot in Estoril

Just a week after a thrilling start at Jerez, the 125 class should provide another great weekend of action as Marco Simoncelli will be eager to prove his title aspirations at Estoril, against a horde of determined riders.

Many riders will try to oust him from the spotlights, like Thomas Luthi who rode a strong race until he was stopped by an engine failure or Pablo Nieto who seemed a serious podium contender until he crashed in the late stages of the race.

Simoncelli will also have to fend off the challenges from riders, like Aprilia's Mattia Pasini who displayed glimpses of race-winning pace before losing ground to the leaders, and KTM's Gabor Talmacsi.

The other podium finishers – Mika Kallio in second and Fabrizio Lai- will also have a hard time trying to maintain their standings as the 125 class seems more opened than ever.

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125cc, 2005, betandwin.com GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL, Marco Simoncelli, Julian Simon

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