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Australia and Turkey, last beats of the season


by Flagworld

The final party will take place in Valencia


75 points at stake and three races is all that is left for the end of the 2005 World Championship.

Two world championship titles are yet to be decided, providing for excitement on this final straight. And there is one Repsol rider among the possible winners of the 250cc class, with Dani Pedrosa leading the overall standings, and strongly defending the sceptre he already took last year, wanting to regain it this year.

In front of him a strong Casey Stoner, the Australian rider who will be racing at home this weekend and the only one able to stand up to Alberto Puig's pupil at this stage of the season. With 75 points at stake and an advantage of 26 in Pedrosa's favour, the Repsol rider will be back at the venue where he seriously injured himself in 2003, and where he became 250cc World Champion in 2004. Dani Pedrosa's story with Australia's Phillip Island is with no doubt very special.

The track is also special for Sebastián Porto, who took the victory last year in Australia, hoping to be able to repeat the deed this weekend in a season which is not being very fortunate for the Repsol rider. His team-mate Randy De Puniet, who rounds-off Jorge Martínez Aspar's squad in the quarter-of-a-litre class, also arrives in Phillip Island with the firm intention of closing a season with results that would match his abilities and competitiveness much better.

In the MotoGP class, both Repsol Honda Team riders know what it means to get on the podium in Phillip Island; Max Biaggi as a winner and Nicky Hayden from the time he celebrated his first podium finish two years ago. Relentless and very demanding for the MotoGP machines, the breathtaking speeds on this layout increase excitement and the show during the races of the premier class within a matchless frame. After the average results achieved by both riders in the latest events, Phillip Island may be the perfect scenario for a heroic deed of the Repsol Honda Team riders.
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