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Famous 125GP and 250GP Racers
Some of the biggest names in roadracing today got their starts on 125GP and 250GP machines. For decades, these purpose-built race bikes have been the best way to develop the specialized skills needed to compete at the highest level of roadracing.

Not only are 125GP and 250GP bikes an extremely inexpensive way to race, they are also far safer and easier to handle for smaller and younger riders.

Take a look at the following list of riders. Do you recognize any of them? They all rode 125GP and 250GP bikes early in their careers.

Tomoyoshi Koyama

Valentino Rossi

Max Biaggi

Nicky Hayden

Tommy Hayden

Roger-Lee Hayden

John Kocinski

John Hopkins

Joey Dunlop

Neil Hodgeson
2003 World Superbike Champion

Ben Spies

Jimmy Filice


Garry McCoy

Loris Capirossi

Marco Melandri

Danny Pedrosa

Fausto Gresini

Randy Renfrow

Fabien Foret

Pere Riba

Jordan Szoke

Vicky Jackson-Bell

John Ulrich

Chris Ulrich

Mike Himmelsbach

Chris Pyles

Eddie Lawson

Rich Oliver

Roland Sands

If you have any pictures of these racers on their 125s, please e-mail them to Stewart Aitken-Cade.