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Xaus fighting through the pain barrier

Xaus fighting through the pain barrier

Xaus fighting through the pain barrier

Reaction from Welkom: D'Antin Ducati

Rubén Xaus: "I don't think it went too badly. The circuit's good, although there are a few critical areas that I still need to get to know better because of the bumps there, but in general it's gone well. I couldn't take advantage in the last fifteen minutes because I got a muscular pain below my chest. Maybe it was some sort of tension, but to be honest it really made me lose my concentration and for certain a few places. Tomorrow we'll continue our progress."

Neil Hodgson: "I'm not very happy to be honest. The circuit is very complicated and definitely technical. I'm not happy with my position, but what is most worrying isn't my grid spot, but the fact that I still haven't found the right set-up and I think that we'll have to put in some hard work tomorrow to get me comfortable. I'm sure however that we'll manage it."

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MotoGP, 2004, BETANDWIN.COM AFRICA'S GRAND PRIX

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