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Gadea keeps 125cc seat as Aspar further defines plans

Gadea keeps 125cc seat as Aspar further defines plans

125cc and 250cc Aspar structures for 2009 take shape, with Di Meglio set for quarter-litre move.

Many changes are afoot in Jorge Martinez `Aspar´s lower cylinder category projects for 2009, but one constant for the Spaniard will be the participation of Sergio Gadea in his latest 125cc lineup. Aspar has confirmed that the winner of the opening round of the 2008 season will maintain his ride for the coming year, with the decision to continue running a three-rider team in the category.

`We´ve made another great team, with Bradley Smith, Julian Simon and Sergio,´ said Aspar this past weekend at the CEV Buckler Spanish Championship. `I only hope that we can get back to where we were in 2006 and 2007, with all three riders. They will have the best machines and parts possible, with all three running Aprilia RSA bikes.´

A further 125cc satellite team seems now to be an unlikely venture, with Aspar admitting that the absence of the project –hampered by deadlines both impending and expired- may leave young talent Adrian Martin out in the cold.

The Aspar 250cc project is still on course to draft in current 125cc World Champion Mike di Meglio, with Hector Faubel seemingly on his way out into the open arms of Stop and Go Honda. The plan remains to bring in Di Meglio to partner Alvaro Bautista, with Gabor Talmacsi riding as part of an accompanying Hungarian-backed outfit.

Should Di Meglio sign for the Spanish team, he would not be riding equal machinery to that of his new teammate, Aspar confirmed.

`Alvaro will have a 100% factory RSA, with all the latest parts. Di Meglio would run an Aprilia LE, although with the intention that we would be able to provide him with a few extras.´

125cc, 2008, Sergio Gadea, Bancaja Aspar Team

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