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Aspar Team's podium streak comes to an end

Aspar Team's podium streak comes to an end

Aspar Team's podium streak comes to an end

The Master MVA Aspar team, protagonists of a series of fantastic 125cc results, saw their run of podium finishes come to an end at Le Mans.

Their World Championship-leading rider Alvaro Bautista was certainly the closest to stepping onto the rostrum, with a third victory of the season not out of reach. However a possible electronic problem on the final lap left him limping home in fourth place.

"At the start it was a difficult race because we didn't know which tyres to use. In the end we decided to go with the slicks and we had a stroke of luck when the track started to dry. The engine wasn't at 100%, but I was certain that I was faster than my rivals on the fast parts of the corners. I decided to pass those in front three laps from the end, but I had some misfortune when the bike broke down on the final lap. At least we took fourth, only dropping a few points. Right now I am only thinking about the next race in Mugello, Aprilia's home race."

His team-mates were largely anonymous at the French track, with Sergio Gadea in eighth and Hector Faubel in a lowly fourteenth. The worst blow received was that of Mattia Pasini, who crashed on lap one after starting in pole position.

Tags:
125cc, 2006, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE

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