Valencia 250cc GP Season End


Mika Kallio (KTM) won the 250cc race from Alex de Angelis with Alex Debon third (both Aprilia). With Jorge Lorenzo (Aprilia) already crowned World Champion, this was perhaps a race where Kallio established himself as one of the new front men in the class.

Lorenzo got the holeshot and as the order settled down he was followed by Andrea Dovizioso (Scot Honda RS250RW) and Alex de Angelis (Aprilia). But is was soon de Angelis who then made the running by mid-race distance of this 27-lapper with Alvaro Bautista (Aprilia) hounding him.

When Bautista crashed out on lap 20, Kallio had entered the fray and he timed his charge to the front to perfection taking the lead on the penultimate lap and holding it resolutely until the flag from de Angelis. And Alex Debon (Aprilia) denied Dovizioso as the pair fought to the finish for third.

Ratthapark Wilairot, Thai Honda PTT-SAG: 15th, "It was important to be back in top 15, but a mistake at the start and another at the end of race prevented me to secure a better result. Anyway I think I had a good race, I was on the pace and I could fight with Baldolini until the end. It's the end of the season and I'd like to thank the team and our sponsors for their support throughout the year, helping me in my debut. I'm very thankful to them and I hope to keep progressing like this in the future."
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