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Work remains for 125cc World Champion Talmacsi

Work remains for 125cc World Champion Talmacsi

The 125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi was onboard an updated version of the Aspar team's Aprilia machinery when lower cylinder testing took place earlier this week at Jerez.

The 125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi was onboard an updated version of the Aspar team's Aprilia machinery when lower cylinder testing took place earlier this week at Jerez.

However, adverse weather and assorted technical problems meant that his times were over six tenths of a second slower than his fastest race lap at the Spanish track.

Talmacsi clocked a time of 1'48.642 in his first test since lifting the 125cc title and, although he acknowledged the setbacks encountered over the course of the three day stay in southern Spain, the Hungarian had positive first impressions of the 2008 machine.

"We still have some work to do," said the 26 year-old. "The bike isn't ready to go fast just yet, and we've had some technical problems. However, the 2008 bike is really nice, with lots of new parts; it's a real racing machine."

Talmacsi lined up alongside Sergio Gadea at the test, although notable by his absence was Pere Tutusaus, the Spanish rider confirmed by Team Manager Jorge Martinez ‘Aspar' as an addition to the team for 2008.

Meanwhile Talmacsi's 2007 colleague and title rival Hector Faubel was third on the 250c timesheets in Jerez, having moved up a category for the coming season.

Tags:
125cc, 2007

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