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Simón plans offensive strategy for Sachsenring

Simón plans offensive strategy for Sachsenring

Spaniard ready to see "who is really up for the title fight.”

The 125cc field has been divided by the sporadically successful and the continuously consistent thus far in 2009, and the battle for victory has not always been undertaken between the championship leaders.

Heading the series, Julián Simón has provided a mixed series of results thus far. Regularly at the sharp end of the standings, the Spaniard could be sitting on an advantage of more than just the 5.5 points that separate himself and Bancaja Aspar teammate Bradley Smith were he not to have been hit by a pair of regrettable incidents. A crash in Jerez and a mathematical mix-up in Barcelona have kept him within striking distance of the Briton, and Simón has chosen Sachsenring as the time to introduce an attacking yet sensible strategy.

“The objective for the race is to avoid any kind of incident and finish as high as possible - if that means victory then so much the better,” says the oldest member of the title-chasing pack. “At this stage of the season it is really important to consolidate our position in the championship. I also think it is time to go on the attack a bit more and see who is really up for the fight for the title."

Simón can afford to go on the offensive in Germany thanks to his suitability to the track. He is confident of maintaining the leadership of the class, chasing a second victory of his comeback season in 125cc.

"I'm really looking forward to the German Grand Prix because Sachsenring is a circuit I like and a place I have tended to go well at in the past, both in 250cc and 125cc. Last year I qualified second and finished fifth despite the wet conditions. Sachsenring is well suited to my riding style and the team and myself are ready to keep working hard to continue picking up good results and defending top spot in the championship,” affirms the Aprilia rider.

125cc, 2009, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Julian Simon, Bancaja Aspar Team 125cc

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