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125cc class set for battle in Jerez

125cc class set for battle in Jerez

The wide-open 125cc class also has a local hero for the Spanish fans to cheer on in Jerez, with Bancaja Aspar rider Sergio Gadea establishing himself as a title contender with a guts and glory performance in round one.

The wide-open 125cc class also has a local hero for the Spanish fans to cheer on in Jerez, with Bancaja Aspar rider Sergio Gadea establishing himself as a title contender with a guts and glory performance in round one. A second Grand Prix victory from his 70th race in the lower cylinder class came against the odds for Gadea, who was riding with a dislocated collarbone that had him questioning his participation.

Behind him in Qatar, the until-now inconsistent Joan Olive is experiencing his best start to a season onboard the Belson Derbi machine, accompanying fellow countryman and 2007 Rookie of the Year Pol Espargaro. He occupied the second podium spot at Losail, with Grizzly Gas Kiefer racings Stefan Bradl filling the rostrum.

The likes of Mike di Meglio and Scott Redding the youngest ever top five finisher in a Grand Prix race- should also have some say in proceedings, as will reigning World Champion and winner of last years race, Gabor Talmacsi.

Affected by the Pasini curse in his first race for the Polaris World team which underwent much misfortune with the Italian in 125cc last year, British talent Bradley Smith will be on a mission at a track in which he was extremely quick in preseason.

The 17 year-old dominated practice sessions in Qatar, but a mechanical problem left him off the pace after two laps in the race itself. Smith has the talent to match his determination, and will be one to watch as the weekend unfolds.

The Gran Premio bwin.com de España takes place on Sunday March 30th, with practice sessions beginning on the preceding Friday.

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125cc, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA

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