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Simoncelli expects 250 move

Simoncelli expects 250 move

Simoncelli expects 250 move

Marco Simoncelli, one of the most impressive performers in this season's highly-competitive 125cc class, has told that he is confident of being handed a ride in the 250s next term. It would be a logical progression for the Italian youngster who, at 1.80 metres in height, seems made to ride bigger bikes.

`I'll move in to the 250s with Aprilia, I think. But nothing has been decided yet, so we are still looking to sort things out.´

`I think everything has been quite good so far. We are at the top together with the best riders in the 125 class, so I'm quite happy about things - even if we haven't had much good luck sometimes. If we had had more luck, maybe now we would be better off in the championship, but I'm not complaining.'

Simoncelli also talked about the forthcoming fly-away races and some of the difficulties he could find at circuits like Motegi. The rider also gave his views on who would become 125 world champion.

`Well, apart from Motegi, I do like all the tracks we'll have to race at in this end part of the season. I do not like Motegi because of my weight, and I also think it is not a track that favours the Aprilia bike. I think the Aprilia may be a bit disadvantaged at Motegi.'

On the leading contenders to win the class, he continued: `Kallio and Lüthi. They have already showed they are quite tough. Also they're currently leading the standings! Pasini is quite tough as well, even if in the last races he has failed to score. Me and Mattia Pasini have been battling since the start of the season, overtaking each other all the time.'

125cc, 2005, Marco Simoncelli, Julian Simon

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