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Mugello to take 125cc contest on a step

Mugello to take 125cc contest on a step

The Tuscan hills will see the eighth-litre category riders continue their intriguing battle as round four takes place in Italy.

The Gran Premio d’Italia TIM is the next stage in the fantastic contest that is playing out in the 125cc World Championship, as the eighth-litre class with its all-Spanish top five brings the competition to Mugello.

At present it is Nico Terol who leads the standings but the Bancaja Aspar rider’s advantage is only two points over Pol Espargaró. Terol finished second in last year’s race at Mugello having qualified down in 12th, whilst Tuenti Racing rider Espargaró has finished third and fourth in the past two seasons and comes into this race off the back of two straight wins at Jerez and Le Mans.

Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX), Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) and Marc Márquez (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) will all be candidates for at least the podium and all three will have aspirations of challenging for first wins not only of the season, but of their careers. Bradley Smith felt much better on his Aprilia of the Bancaja Aspar team at Le Mans, and returns to a track where he won last year. He will hope for a similar result to lift him from his current place of sixth in the standings.

Enforcing the regular 125cc field will be a quintet of Italian wildcard riders. Junior GP Racing Team FMI will enter the trio of Luigi Morciano, Alessandro Tonucci and Armando Pontone, with Tommaso Gabrielli (Racing Team Gabrielli) and Faenza Racing’s Mattia Tarozzi all taking part.


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