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Moto3: Faubel out at Aspar

Hector Faubel leaves the Aspar Moto3 team
Hector Faubel, the most experienced rider to sign-up for the inaugural Moto3 World Championship, has split from the Aspar team.

An eight-time grand prix winner and former title runner-up in the 125cc class, Faubel's mix of speed and experience looked a promising match for the new four-stroke category.

However the 29-year-old Spaniard has been unable to finish higher than seventh on the Kalex KTM machinery - as taken to victory by Luis Salom and recent Aspar signing Jonas Folger.

Faubel began the season alongside countryman Alberto Moncayo, who was replaced by Folger from Indianapolis.

Grand prix rookie Luca Amato, a frontrunner in the Spanish CEV Moto3 championship, is reported to be taking Faubel's place for the remaining five rounds, creating an all-German Aspar Moto3 line-up.

Tagged as: Aspar , Faubel

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tucker - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 12:39 AM

I'm pretty sure Moto2 has no age limit either. Mika Kallio is 29, Anthony West is 31, Rolfo was 32 and he was riding and Elias was 29 when he was riding. So it's only Moto3 with an age limit.

Steve - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 11:28 AM

I dont like the age rule. The younger riders can learn alot from 'the old guard'. I loved it when older riders like Ueda, Ui, Chechinello, Jenkner, Locateli etc were racing in the 125 class. I think it adds more depth to the field.

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