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Porto looking for consistency

Porto looking for consistency

Porto looking for consistency

After two victories and some extremely fast qualifying sessions, Sebastian Porto is finally living up to the expectation that has surrounded him for many years in a career spent flitting between teams and manufacturers in the 250cc World Championship.

However, despite his good form in the first half of the year, a lack of consistency is threatening his challenge to Randy de Puniet and Dani Pedrosa at the top of the standings and the Argentinean admits he must start stringing some regular results together if he is to achieve his ultimate dream.

"As regards points, it's not a perfect situation, I'm third at the moment in the championship but there's a long way ahead," says Porto, who retired from the last round at Rio with a mechanical problem. "I think what we're missing at the moment is a bit of consistency, and so we need to work on that. The bike needs to be just as competitive at every track.

"If we get this then perhaps we can make up some of those points we're behind by. But we have to keep working, my objective is still to win the championship as I set myself at the beginning of the year. I think we're able to do that.

"There's really about three of us who are setting the pace in the championship at the moment. Randy, Dani and myself. The rest, apart from a few other races, are generally behind us. But there are still some important names in there fighting, Poggiali, Rolfo, Elias are all there, so big names that will go picking up the points as the races continue.

"We only have to worry about our own work though, and that we do it right, and from there we just give our all for Aprilia's colours as I have chosen to defend this year and aim to meet our objectives."

Whilst his fierce patriotism dictates a burning desire for Grand Prix racing to return to Argentina, Porto says there is only one true objective remaining in his career – to be World Champion.

"It would be a dream, the first thing I set as a goal when I came to Europe was to become World Champion, when I began in the Spanish Championship. So I think it's the only objective I'm missing out on so far, the rest I have done already.

"I'm hoping that it can be, that it can happen. After that I would love to have a home Grand Prix, we don't have one at the moment but it's something else I would like, but it would be great to go back there one year."

Tags:
250cc, 2004

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