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Faubel reacquaints himself with the podium

Faubel reacquaints himself with the podium

Faubel reacquaints himself with the podium

Last weekend's Assen GP marked the end of a run of bad luck for Master Aspar rider Héctor Faubel. The Spaniard had been unable to finish the prior three races due to a string of unfortunate incidents, including a bitterly disappointing crash-out with Mika Kallio in the final stages of the Mugello GP while the pair were batting it out for victory.

The Spaniard was finally able to put all that in the past at the weekend when he finished in second place to take his second podium of the 2005 season.

"I am very happy to have made it back onto the podium", said Faubel. It has been a very complicated weekend because this is not just any old circuit – you have to ride a very good line in order to be able to negotiate all of the sections of circuit."

The Assen GP was without a doubt the most exciting 125 race of the season so far. The race also saw its fair share of crashes, including many of the main contenders. Faubel could have battled for victory at Assen, but he weighed up his options – bearing in mind the prior incident with Kallio and his need to get back in the points – and decided that a second place finish would be ample

"I think it [the Kallio incident] made me lack aggressiveness in certain moments of the race. With the machine I had, I could have risked it and went for the win. But being realistic and knowing that I had not taken any points from the last three races, I didn't want to risk leaving with another zero."

Tags:
125cc, 2005, Hector Faubel

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