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Sachsenring 2004: Locatelli back in style

Sachsenring 2004: Locatelli back in style

Sachsenring 2004: Locatelli back in style

Like Biaggi in the premier-class, fellow Italian Roberto Locatelli demonstrated that his championship challenge is far from over with his second victory of the season in the 125cc race at the Sachsenring on Sunday. Locatelli burst from the second group in the final stages of the race to contest victory with Hector Barberá, Pablo Nieto and Andrea Dovizioso after Marco Simoncelli was ruled out of the fight for victory with a ride through penalty for overtaking under a yellow flag.

Barberá eventually claimed second place, with Nieto edging out Dovizioso by 0.009 seconds for the final podium slot. Locatelli moved back ahead of Barberá to second in the championship by two points, with Dovizioso hanging on to his series lead by seven.

Local hero Steve Jenkner was also given a ride through for overtaking under the same flag as his team-mate Simoncelli, with the pair coming through to complete the race in eleventh and tenth place respectively.

Elsewhere there were star performances from Jorge Lorenzo, who clinched sixth despite suffering the effects of a hand operation just four days ago and fellow Spaniard Julian Simon, who took his career best finish in ninth.


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