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125cc riders head east as title race heats up

125cc riders head east as title race heats up

25 points separate the top two in the 125cc class, as the series rolls on to Japan.

Mike di Meglio is the current 125cc World Championship leader, and at the very worst will still be level on points with Simone Corsi at the conclusion of the class´ visit to Japan. He leads the standings by 25 points, meaning that only a Corsi victory and Di Meglio´s failure to finish in the points would put the two level in the standings heading to the antepenultimate round. Di Meglio placed fourth in the wet at Motegi last season, on vastly underpowered machinery.

2007 World Champion Gabor Talmacsi will has had surgery on a scaphoid fracture before the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan, having picked up the injury at the worst possible time for his title challenge. He will test his fitness on arrival at Motegi. The title holder trails Ajo Motorsport rider Di Meglio by 43 points in the classification.

Stefan Bradl, and Nico Terol also feature in the top five, and have both taken their maiden wins this season. Jack&Jones WRB man Terol´s triumph came in the curtailed Indianapolis round last time out. Sixth, seventh and eighth placed riders Joan Olive, Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro, meanwhile, have come close but thus far been unable to open their win account in the lower cylinder class.


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