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Everything to play for in 125cc

Everything to play for in 125cc

Although Aspar colleagues Gabor Talmacsi and Hector Faubel pulled away from the rest of the pack in the last couple of rounds of the 125cc World Championship before the summer break, the title race has been an open affair for most of the season so far, with seven different riders tasting victory.

Although Aspar colleagues Gabor Talmacsi and Hector Faubel pulled away from the rest of the pack in the last couple of rounds of the 125cc World Championship before the summer break, the title race has been an open affair for most of the season so far, with seven different riders tasting victory.

Looking back on the action, motogp.com picks out three of the most dramatic races from the first ten rounds of the year.

Round two - Gran Premio bwin.com de España
A brilliant 125cc race saw Talmacsi take victory in a photo finish. The Hungarian, on the receiving end of a slipstreaming manoeuvre from team-mate Faubel at the opening round in Qatar, this time ousted Czech rider Lukas Pesek from the top spot after a tense game of cat-and-mouse. Faubel was the only Spanish representative on the podium, taking third ahead of countryman Pol Espargaro.

Round four - Sinopec Great Wall Lubricants Grand Prix of China
Pesek finally earned his first 125cc victory, but had a hard job on his hands in one of the closest races of the season. The Derbi rider edged out Faubel and surprise challenger Esteve Rabat after all three had spent time at the front of the field, and avoided the last lap nerves that led to a heartbreaking crash in Shanghai last year.

Round eight - Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix
After a long run of misfortune this season, Mattia Pasini took a popular first victory from pole in a dry 125cc race after several rainy sessions at Donington. The Italian had qualified at the head of the grid for the fifth time this season, and was not going to let previous events affect him as he chased down his first win since Sachsenring last year. The seventh different 125cc winner of the season came home just over three seconds ahead of the victor of the previous round - Red Bull KTMs Tomoyoshi Koyama - while Faubel completed the podium.

To see highlights from each of the three races follow the video links on the left.

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125cc, 2007

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