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All to play for in France for 125cc riders

All to play for in France for 125cc riders

After four rounds, the 125cc World Championship is tight at the top as Corsi´s advantage is cut.

Despite crashing out of the 125cc race in Shanghai, Simone Corsi is still sitting pretty at the top of the lower cylinder category classification. The Jack&Jones WRB rider leads Belson Derbi´s Joan Olive and his own teammate Nico Terol by nine points, with neither of his rivals able to take advantage as victory went to Andrea Iannone in China.

Mike di Meglio is just one point behind the second and third placed riders, riding the second Derbi machine to feature in the top four. He has a chance to take the lead in the World Championship at his home Grand Prix, a result that would be the perfect start to the race day action for local spectators.

Stefan Bradl and Sergio Gadea round off the tightly packed top six, which has no place for two of the expected title challengers at the beginning of the season. Reigning World Champion Gabor Talmacsi was finally back on podium form with a third place in Shanghai, but currently lies in eighth place, whilst perennial poleman Bradley Smith has just sixteen points to his name despite starting at the head of the grid for three of the opening four races.

125cc, 2008

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