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Sixth place eases the pain for Porto

Sixth place eases the pain for Porto

Sixth place eases the pain for Porto

Sebastian Porto rode bravely to sixth place in the 250 race on Sunday to pick up valuable championship points and ease the pain of a difficult weekend. The Argentinean rider struggled to find a good set-up for his Honda during practice, leading to a crash which left him with a huge burn after he was caught by the wheel on the front of his neck. Coupled with a bash to his left wrist, the injury meant Porto could not battle with the front group as he had done in the previous two races, but he remained in philosophical mood on Sunday evening.

`It was a difficult weekend - the toughest of my career, but that´s the way things go sometimes,´ said Porto, who could barely turn his head due to the extent of the skin damage on his neck. `The important thing is to move on, analyse why things have happened the way they have, and find out where we have failed.

`After everything that happened over the weekend the result was satisfactory. Physically I was not well – I was very uncomfortable on the bike because of my neck and a problem with my left wrist… On Sunday I raced as if it was a Friday morning – the bike was just not in good shape, it wasn´t all weekend. But anyway, like I say, now we have to analyse why this was and arrive at Le Mans at 100%, as we were in the first two races.´

250cc, 2003

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