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Lüthi confident despite Assen last lap clash

Lüthi confident despite Assen last lap clash

Lüthi confident despite Assen last lap clash

The 125 World Championship will resume next week at Donington Park and Swiss youngster Thomas Lüthi will be eager to come back at the front of the field after a frantic race in Assen.

In Holland, Lüthi had a last lap clash with Italian rider Marco Simoncelli. "It was my fault, I touched him – he crashed and I went off the track," explains Lüthi, before adding that there weren't any ill feeling between them. "We were all pushing at the limit and I touched him on a hard braking. I apologized and told him ‘that's racing', and he accepted it, so it's ok."

"At least I scored six points by finishing in tenth, but I was very disappointed because I could have won that race. I third on the penultimate lap and in an ideal position to go for it."

While Assen winner Gabor Talmacsi and Mattia Pasini are now joint-leaders with 100 points, Lüthi is third overall with 89 points.
"Being eleven points adrift isn't nothing, but it's not a big gap. I must take one race one after another and we'll see what happens."

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125cc, 2005

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