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Chinese challenge awaits 250cc field

Chinese challenge awaits 250cc field

In the 250cc class, Mika Kallio leads the way after a superb start to the season.

In the 250cc class, Mika Kallio leads the way after a superb start to the season. The Finn has not been off the podium in any of the three races to date, and such consistency gives him a twelve point advantage over Polaris World's Mattia Pasini in the standings.

Spanish rider Hector Barbera took his first and only 250cc victory at Shanghai in 2006, a repeat of which would put him firmly in the title picture. The Team Toth rider is currently ahead of JiR Team Scot's sole 250cc representative Yuki Takahashi and expected championship challenger Alvaro Bautista by a narrow margin.

The top ten at present also includes Kallio's Red Bull KTM teammate Hiroshi Aoyama, Lotus Aprilia's Alex Debon, Spaniard Julian Simon on the Repsol KTM machine, Gilera's impressive Marco Simoncelli and the second Lotus Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro.

Tags:
250cc, 2008, PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA

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