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125cc class gets set for action in Assen

125cc class gets set for action in Assen

The closely contested 125cc class will be eagerly anticipating the red light going out in Assen.

Ajo Motorsport´s Mike di Meglio, who took a podium from 20th on the grid last time out, leads the 125cc class. The Frenchman has been a revelation in 2008, proving his ability in the wet and the dry. He holds a 23 point advantage over Simone Corsi.

A further 32 points back, Stefan Bradl currently lies in third place, as the competitiveness of the class means that consistency pays dividends. Nico Terol, Pol Espargaro and Joan Olive complete the top six, ahead of World Champion Gabor Talmacsi as the title holder feels the pinch of some cruel misfortune.

Espargaro was examined in Barcelona to assess if he would be able to race, having suffered a broken collarbone less than a week before the A-Style TT Assen. Dr. Xavier Mir ruled out any chance of the youngster´s riding, and the Belson Derbi rider will now target a return to action at Sachsenring.

The winner of the eighth round - the youngest victor in Grand Prix history- is Blusen's Aprilia´s Scott Redding, currently in ninth place.

Home representation in the 125cc class comes from DeGraaf Grand Prix´s Hugo van den Berg -the team itself has strong Dutch connections.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, A-STYLE TT ASSEN

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