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Gibernau asks for more help from Honda

Gibernau asks for more help from Honda

Gibernau asks for more help from Honda

Sete Gibernau scored his fifth podium from the first five rounds of the season with second place at Catalunya on Sunday and immediately demanded more support from Honda as he emerges as their main threat against Valentino Rossi and Yamaha. The Telefónica MoviStar rider crossed the line just one tenth of a second behind Rossi after a battle all the way to the flag and finished as the highest placed Honda by over 20 seconds – a result he regards as a triumph in its own right.

"I tried to play my cards well again today and we did the best we could with what we had," commented the Spaniard. "We knew we couldn't use the same tyre as Yamaha and used a softer compound to try and have the same traction that they would have with the harder one.

"Obviously that meant that at the halfway stage their tyres would improve whilst mine deteriorated. I don't want to give any excuses, I never have done, and I have to congratulate Valentino although I knew this could happen even though I gave 120%.

"I hope to keep going on the same path, have a chat with Honda about how we can improve the situation and do everything I can to make them understand that we have to face up to Valentino and Yamaha, who are improving a lot. I don't feel as though I lost today – as far as I am concerned we have won because I am getting 100% out of what I have at every race".

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MotoGP, 2004, GRAN PREMI GAULOISES DE CATALUNYA

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