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Lüthi looks back on Losail race

Lüthi looks back on Losail race

Lüthi looks back on Losail race

In Qatar, Thomas Lüthi conceded the 125 Championship lead to Mika Kallio, but the Swiss youngster still remains very much in contention for the title as he's only two points adrift of the Finn with three rounds to go with 75 points still up for grabs.

The Elit Grand Prix rider, who had been leading the 125cc overall classification since the German GP, endured a tough weekend on the tricky Losail circuit and could only manage sixth - his worst result over the last six rounds. However, he was satisfied with the outcome of the race as he wasn't fully fit and suffered mechanical problems over the weekend.

"The weekend wasn't easy for me and my team, because we had many problems from the first day of practice. On top of that, I wasn't feeling very well - I guess I got a bit ill because of the air conditioning during the long flight from Malaysia," explained Lüthi.

"My start was so-so but I lost a couple of places at the first corner because it was very slippery off the racing line. I was stuck in the group behind Mika (Kallio) and Talmacsi and we were constantly changing places. Some of the riders in the group were slow in the middle of the corners and that caused me problems because I was faster."

"At one point I hit Pasini trying to out-brake him into a corner but he was better at that place than me. Towards the end I tried to catch Di Meglio but couldn't do it. Still I'm happy with the points situation, Talmacsi winning the race helped us a lot everybody thought that he would let Mika pass him."

Tags:
125cc, 2005, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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