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Porto savours his first win of the year

Porto savours his first win of the year

Porto savours his first win of the year

Argentinean rider Sebastian Porto was thrilled after taking victory in Saturday's Gauloises TT Assen. After a disappointing start to his season, the Aprilia Aspar rider was finally back on the top step of the podium after an intense battle on the Dutch track.

"I am very happy because after recent races where we have not had any luck, we are back at the top," explained Porto. "The bike was very competitive this weekend. It was a difficult race, especially in the first part because the Hondas weren't going badly at all."

Porto trailed poleman Jorge Lorenzo for most of the race. After the penultimate lap move in which he snatched the lead, he then had to fend off the late charge by Dani Pedrosa.
"I spent the whole race studying Lorenzo to see how I could pass him. I knew I was quicker at T3 and T4 and once I had got past Dani, I tried to get past him immediately. Pedrosa always gives his all on the last lap and if I had not done it at that moment I would have lost all chance of getting past him. I worked well and I passed both on the chicane. I am very happy and want to thank Repsol, Aprilia and the whole Aspar team."

Tags:
250cc, 2005, GAULOISES TT ASSEN

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