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Gibernau cites chatter problems

Gibernau cites chatter problems

Gibernau cites chatter problems

Sete Gibernau accepted the blame for his poor performance in the Marlboro Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, admitting that himself and the Telefonica Movistar Honda team were unable to control tyre chatter problems which had bothered them all weekend.

Gibernau saw his title hopes virtually evaporate after giving himself a lifeline with victory in Qatar just a week ago but refuses to give up hope with two rounds remaining and his mathematical possibilities still intact.

"I don't want to start looking for excuses – we've had a bad weekend in general, both myself and the team," said Gibernau. "Things haven't gone well for us this weekend – we were unable to solve the problems we had in qualifying and the situation got worse in the race. Despite everything we have to keep working and never lose hope."

Colin Edwards also suffered with tyre problems – a situation which has dogged the American all season. "I am disappointed with this result because the chattering problem has prevented me from setting a fast pace all weekend," commented Edwards, who finished eleventh.

"Hopefully I'll have a better feeling in Australia at a circuit which I love and I'll be able to be fighting for a top result again."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

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