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Emilio Alzamora: `My intention is to fight for the podium in Jerez´

Emilio Alzamora: `My intention is to fight for the podium in Jerez´

Emilio Alzamora: `My intention is to fight for the podium in Jerez´

After the first two GPs of the season I am going to Jerez with the firm belief that I can fight for the podium. Truthfully, I cannot imagine arriving at this race and not trying my best to achieve this objective.

The development of the new Derbis is heading in a positive direction. In Suzuka, still in the development phase, we could not make any practice sessions in the normal way and also could not finish the race. In South Africa, both Jorge (Lorenzo) and I completed the whole race but neither of us were able to get in the points. The result showed that we have improved the reliability and that was one of the objectives of the team, now we have to unearth and develop the potential. I am happy because the team are working intensely to make our machines better and between Welkom and Jerez we have gained a lot from this process.

For my part maybe I am not at 100% of my potential. I still need to find the right style on the 125, even though that I am sure that when the bike takes another step forward this will begin to blossom again. I hope it is in Jerez – it is a circuit where I have always done well and where I can ride at 110%. It is really important to have high corner speed and a good set-up; we are working to approach this GP in the best race condition possible. I am really excited and I repeat that my objective is nothing less than to fight for the leading positions.

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125cc, 2003

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