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Gibernau reveals throttle problem

Gibernau reveals throttle problem

Gibernau reveals throttle problem

Sete Gibernau had little to say in the post-race television interviews after losing any chance he had of winning the MotoGP World Championship at Phillip Island on Sunday. However, once the dust settled and the Spanish rider had collected his thoughts, he revealed that a throttle problem had hindered his chances of beating Valentino Rossi to victory.

"After two positive practice sessions, today the bike had a problem with the throttle and I struggled for the whole race," explained Gibernau. "I had to anticipate what was happening with the throttle so I couldn't focus only on pushing hard to win the race.

"I started leading the race but then I let Valentino overtake me because I wanted to study him and see where I could gain some tenths. The last lap was an incredible battle between me and Valentino.

"I'm disappointed more because of this problem that didn't allow me to race as I wanted. Anyway, races are like this. We showed once again to be very competitive and we have given an incredible show, as we have done all the season."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, CINZANO AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

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