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125: Faubel glad to be back with Aspar

"The idea is to return to a category I know well and a team I know very well, and to fight for the title" - Hector Faubel.
Hector Faubel is returning to Aspar, and stepping back down to the 125cc class, for one final shot at the two-stroke world title.

Faubel, who rode for Marc VDS in Moto2 last year, finished runner-up in the 2007 125cc world championship for Aspar before moving up to 250cc.

The Spaniard will ride alongside countryman Nico Terol during the final season of 125cc grand prix racing, before the new four-stroke Moto3 class arrives for 2012.

“It's very special to return to Jorge's [Martínez] team. I was here for five years and three of those were fantastic. He convinced me to race in 125cc this year,” the official MotoGP website quotes Faubel as saying.

“The idea is to return to a category I know well and a team I know very well, and to fight for the title,” he continued. “In 2007 I was denied [the title] by problems that arose with the bike in Malaysia, but this year I want to fight to the end and achieve it.”

Faubel, who has won seven 125cc grands prix, takes the place of Bradley Smith, who is moving up to Moto2 with Tech 3.

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