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Ryo satisfied with his first Grand Prix out of Japan

Ryo satisfied with his first Grand Prix out of Japan

Ryo satisfied with his first Grand Prix out of Japan

Japanese MotoGP rider Akira Ryo has declared himself satisfied with the performance he turned in last Sunday, in his first Grand Prix outside of Japan. The Suzuki test rider came home eleventh aboard the GSV-R, despite having to adapt to the different rubber he was using in Catalunya. In the Japanese Championship Ryo competes on Dunlops, whereas in the World Championship he is on Michelins.

Ryo was only to aware of that situation going into last weekend´s race, and for thus happy with his display at Montmeló. ´I was that bothered about the circuit because I had ridden there before in the pre-season IRTA tests. It was the first time I had lapped on Michelins though, and my problem was really getting to know the limits of the tyres. For this reason we were starting from scratch, and although the result wasn´t perfect, things went as well as they could have, so I´m satisfied. I would have liked to have finished higher up, but everyone did a good job, and I enjoyed riding in the race. I´m hoping I can improve in the next race.´

Ryo stayed on at the Circuit of Catalunya to test after the race, and will head off to Holland next Tuesday in preparation for the Dutch TT at Assen. After that he will also compete in the British GP at Donington.

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MotoGP, 2002

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