Faubel dedicates first 250cc podium to team and family

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Monday, 18 May 2009

Valencia CF-Honda SAG rider Héctor Faubel stepped onto the rostrum in the 250cc for the first time in his career at Le Mans on Sunday.

Héctor Faubel already had 22 podiums to his name in his World Championship career but only one of those has come in the 250cc class, following the Spanish rider’s second place in France on Sunday.

Taking full advantage of the crash between Alex Debón and Thomas Luthi the Honda rider produced an intelligent and solid performance in tricky conditions to come home sandwiched between race winner Marco Simoncelli and the Italian’s Metis Gilera team-mate Roberto Locatelli, before humbly dedicating his first quarter litre class rostrum result to his team and family.

Commenting on the Le Mans result yesterday, he stated, “It was a very difficult race in extremely harsh conditions because it was raining on and off and the track conditions needed full concentration to avoid any errors. I kept a consistent pace without taking unnecessary risks, because I saw a lot of crashes and didn’t want to become a statistic.”

Having missed out on the 125cc title in the final race of 2007 Faubel had a difficult time in 2008 after moving up to the 250cc class. His best result last year was sixth place and he was not retained by the Aspar team over the winter, moving to Honda SAG Team for the current season.

He added, “It was great to step up to the podium again as it’s been a long time. We hope that the confidence from this race will continue to build and we can be among the best in the upcoming races. I want to dedicate the result to entire team for their hard work, and also to my family who have always supported me and the sponsors that are making this project possible.”

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