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Talmacsi discovers competition on four wheels

The Hungarian rider took part in a rally over the weekend in his homeland and placed second in his category.

Taking advantage of the break in the MotoGP calendar until the third round at Le Mans, Gabor Talmacsi recently took part in a series of sporting events held in his native Hungary.

The rider from Budapest, who is competing in the Moto2 category this season, took part in the Rábaköp Cup over the weekend, a rally which took place near Kapuvár. Forming a team with Stefano Favaro, Talmacsi was seventh overall and placed second in his category.

The former 125cc World Champion described the complicated nature of the pursuit, especially on the Sunday as a huge downpour of rain made conditions even more difficult. “The three days were difficult, and I did not think that rally was such a hard sport. We completed the distance and finished the race, and I’m proud of that,” said Talmacsi.

“I must thank Stefano for being co-driver and our mechanics who did a fantastic job. One this is for sure: I’m staying in Moto2!” remarked Talmacsi, who currently occupies ninth place in the Moto2 World Championship standings having finished ninth in the races at Losail and Jerez.

Before having his rally experience the rider of the Fimmco Speed Up team took part in the opening of a new circuit that bears his name. Talmacsiring, in Hernád in Hungary, was constructed with the support of the local government and is aimed at helping youngsters to learn to ride safely from an early age.

“If I’m in Hungary and have free time I usually teach the children on track and we ride together,” said Talmacsi, whose father came up with the original idea for the circuit. Also part of the new circuit is an exhibition hall, where Talmacsi’s early motorbikes, trophies and first leathers which were made by his father are all on display.

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Moto2, 2010, Gabor Talmacsi

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