Anthony West makes appearance at Montmelo

Saturday, 15 June 2002

Anthony West makes appearance at Montmelo

Australian rider Anthony West was present at the first day of qualifying for this weekend's Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya. The 20 year-old is currently without a ride this season, and is hoping to try and secure himself a future in the new MotoGP category after performing in last year's 500cc class.

´I´m just hanging around trying to look for a ride for next year, or even this year, and trying to show everyone I´m still here so no-one forgets about me´, said West. The Aussie is disappointed by his lack of opportunity this year, after putting in some creditable performances last term. ´I´m still hopeful. It´s pretty difficult trying to find a sponsor and I think being Australian is making it a bit harder as European sponsors don´t really want Austrlian riders so that´s going against me, but I still believe in myself.´

On Sunday´s race, the Australian was unsurprisingly tipping one man above all others to watch. ´I suppose Rossi will be the one to catch as always, but Checa always seems to go alright here so hopefully he can do something and give Rossi a battle, as that would be good for the fans.´

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