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Luca Montiron: "Makoto had more in reserve"

Luca Montiron: 'Makoto had more in reserve'

Luca Montiron: "Makoto had more in reserve"

Makoto Tamada's Camel Honda Team Manager Gianluca Montiron claims that his rider "probably had something else in reserve" despite a dominant win at his home Grand Prix at Motegi last Sunday. Tamada beat Valentino Rossi by a clear advantage of some six seconds but Montiron believes it could even have been more.

"Already in the morning warm-up we knew that Makoto could have a race pace which could make the difference, and we knew who he had to keep an eye out for," explained Montirón. "Makoto imposed the pace and dictated the race using all his determination.

"If he had need to push even more, he probably had something else in reserve just in case. This second victory for Makoto and the team in 2004 is a result that shows the good work we are doing here. Thanks to Honda for their support, to Bridgestone and to Camel, the Grand Prix of Japan was a great event."


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