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Aspar continue 125cc dominance

Aspar continue 125cc dominance

While Hector Faubel's third place at Phillip Island made the title race even tighter in the single cylinder class, with his team-mate Gabor Talmacsi only able to finish, the Spaniard's 16 points in Australia made it mathematically certain that a Bancaja Aspar rider will be 125cc World Champion - for the second year in succession.

While Hector Faubel's third place at Phillip Island made the title race even tighter in the single cylinder class, with his team-mate Gabor Talmacsi only able to finish, the Spaniard's 16 points in Australia made it mathematically certain that a Bancaja Aspar rider will be 125cc World Champion - for the second year in succession.

Following Alvaro Bautista's 2006 title win for the Valencia based outfit before his promotion to 250cc, either Faubel or Talmacsi will take the 2007 crown as the pair are now uncatchable at the head of the standings – confirming Aspar's status as top dogs in the category.

The battle between Faubel and his Hungarian colleague has been one of the most intriguing stories of the 2007 MotoGP season, and the title fight looks certain to go down to the wire – and on home territory for Faubel – with just a point separating the two riders ahead of the last two rounds at Sepang and Valencia.

Talmacsi currently has the advantage on 237 points, with Faubel on 236, while Red Bull KTM rider Tomoyoshi Koyama's sixth place at The Island left him 61 points behind the leader in third spot – meaning that with just 50 points left to contest the title will belong to a competitor in Aspar colours.

Reflecting on another great season so far Team Manager Jorge Martínez ‘Aspar' commented: "I'm over the moon that we have retained the title and the runners-up position. It shows that we are clearly the best team in the category, to have achieved this with two races to spare."

"This is the reward for the exceptional work my team has done since we formed in 1992. I want to thank everyone who has had faith in our project from the start, all the sponsors and everyone who has been there with us through thick and thin."

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125cc, 2007, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

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