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Antena 3 Yamaha

Antena 3 Yamaha

Norick Abe almost made his way to the podium in the Pacific Grand Prix held today in the Motegi Circuit. The Japanese Antena 3 Yamaha rider boosted to the front group from the start and climbed up to the fourth position after he was able to solve the chattering problems he had had throughout the weekend during the warm up. Jose Luis Cardoso, meanwhile, ended in the top 15.

4. Norick Abe

´This morning I tested many combinations to solve the chattering problems and it seems we found a better set up. I made a good start and the problem is that I had many problems to pass Kenny, because his bike was better on the acceleration. When I finally passed him Capirossi was too far away. I’m happy and I want to thank my mechanics because they’ve done a great job this weekend”.

13. José Luis Cardoso

´Not bad, really, but I wish I could celebrate something else. I think we have made a good progression, this weekend, but in Australia we must work even harder to solve certain problems. From the 10th lap my rear tyre started to lose grip and it was hard to keep the pace.

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