125cc Class Changes

With several of the more experienced riders moving up to the Moto2 class for 2010, this has opened the field up for a number of new riders to entry Grand Prix racing as full-time competitors.

The main changes in the GP 125 full-time entry list for 2010 are: Out from last year have gone: Julian Simon, Sergio Gadea, Scott Redding, Dominique Aegerter, Luca Vitali, Lorenzo Zanetti, Simone Corsi, Takaaki Nakagami, Andrea Iannone, Joan Olive, Stefan Bradl, Cameron Beaubier, Michael Ranseder and Lukas Sembera.


Into the series as full-time riders come the following (age and nationality in brackets): Alberto Moncayo (Spain – 18), Adrian Martin (Spain – 17), Sturia Fagerhaug (Norway – 18), Muhammad Zulfahmi (Malaysia – 18), Marco Ravaioli (Italy – 20), Marcel Schrotter (Germany – 19), Quentin Jacquet (French – 19) and Jakub Kornfeil (Czech – 17). Luis Rossi (France – 20) also returns to the class having missed last season, having competing as a full-time GP rider in 2008.

The youngest rider on the full-time entry list for the 125cc class is German rider Jonas Folger at just 16 years old. The oldest rider is Tomoyoshi Koyama who will be 27 years old atthe first race of the year in Qatar.

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Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Director/Editor at Besides a passion for WOT at the track or on single track aboard a heavyweight ADV, Lieback has a love for his Fender Strat - refretted three times - wine, literature, and wrenching, among other forms of madness.


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