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France 2005: 125cc

France 2005: 125cc

France 2005: 125cc

Thomas Luthi (Elit Grand Prix) won the 2005 125cc Grand Prix Alice de France to make history as the first Swiss rider to win a Grand Prix in 18 years.

Luthi got off to a flying start and led the race from start to finish, as the nearest group – consisting of Mika Kallio (Red Bull KTM), Sergio Gadea (Master Aspar), Mike di Meglio (Kopron Racing), Marco Simoncelli ( RACE) and Gabor Talmacsi (Red Bull KTM GP) – battled it out for second place.

Behind Luthi the front group remained in a similar order for most of the race, with intermittent changes between Kallio and Gadea as they battled back and fourth before Gadea went on to take second place.

Mika Kalio went on to complete the podium in third position ahead of Frenchman Mike di Meglio in fourth and Marco Simoncelli competed the top five.

Gabor Talmacsi went on to finish in sixth ahead of Spanish riders Pablo Nieto in seventh and Julian Simon in eighth. Hungarian rider Imre Toth (Road Racing Team Hungary) and Metis Racing Team rider Manuel Poggiali completed the top ten.

Thomas Luthi moved into second place in the Championship standing on 54 points behind Mika Kallio on 66.

The race saw several riders crashing out and others retiring due to mechanical problems, including Hector Faubel who was making a good run for a points finish.


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