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Simón to resume championship push in Czech Republic

Simón to resume championship push in Czech Republic

Spaniard Julián Simón is the man to beat in the 125cc championship as the action recommences at Brno this weekend.

In the 125cc class the Bancaja Aspar team have a strong grasp on the championship going into this weekend’s race at Brno, courtesy of their three riders Julián Simón, Sergio Gadea and Bradley Smith, who hold the top three positions in the points table.

Simón has a huge 50 point lead at the head of the standings and has performed well all year having dropped back down into the 125cc category for a title assault. The Spaniard rode intelligently again at Donington to grab victory in the rain-interrupted race - adding to his win the previous weekend in Germany - and he will go into the Czech round full of confidence.

For his team-mates Gadea and Smith the visit to Brno is a chance to re-find their form after a torrid time at Donington. Gadea crashed out having finished first and second at the previous two Grands Prix, whilst there was heartbreak for Briton Smith at his home event as he hit the deck in the second part of the race when leading the way and ultimately finished 20th, having also crashed out at Sachsenring.

Behind the Aspar contingent in the standings sits Nico Terol, the Spanish Jack & Jones Team rider, who has overcome his early season problems to put together a string of solid top five results in the last five rounds.

Although Andrea Iannone has won three races this year his form has been highly unpredictable and no points at Donington in the difficult conditions saw him slip back to fifth overall, behind Terol. Last year’s 125cc race-winner at Brno Stefan Bradl is having a tough time in 2009 and after failing to finish the last two races he is down in 12th place in the championship.

Free practice at the Cardion AB Czech Republic Grand Prix commences on the afternoon of Friday 14th August.


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