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'Technical problem' caused Xaus crash

'Technical problem' caused Xaus crash

'Technical problem' caused Xaus crash

Ruben Xaus has revealed that a ‘technical problem' was the cause behind his crash just two laps from the end of the Gauloises Grand Prix Ceske Republiky on Sunday. The d'Antin Ducati rider admitted he felt a little rusty going into the race after a four-week break and precious little dry track time during qualifying – leaving him scrapping for a points finish when the incident occurred.

"I think I lacked a bit of rhythm because I don't know the track and we stopped racing for a couple of weeks, and with mainly wet practices for a dry race," explained Xaus.

"This all made things harder and I didn't have good feeling, although halfway through I began to feel better and despite knowing I was out of the points I didn't want to force the issue too much, but I wanted to finish the race, and knew was confident I could score points.

"At the end it wasn't to be because I had a technical problem which made me crash two laps from the end. It was a shame, and I hit myself quite hard, but I can't do anything about it now. I hope to have a bit more luck in the next race in Estori, although I don't know the track at all."

Xaus was glad to be back in action after a restful trip to the United States, where he took time out to check out a Rod Stewart concert in the town of San Antonio, Texas.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, GAULOISES GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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