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Shakey scores his first point with the Proton KR

Shakey scores his first point with the Proton KR

Shakey scores his first point with the Proton KR

It was a productive weekend for Team Roberts and the Proton KR machine, powered by KTM, with the team earning its first championship point of the season at Laguna Seca. Shane "Shakey" Byrne finished 15th on a track he'd never seen and on a motorcycle that is still under development.

"I think we've done a good job," Byrne said. "It's been a long time coming and I'm glad it's come. Not for me, because to be honest I couldn't care less about one point. It's good for the team because they've been working very hard all season."

Team owner Kenny Roberts saw a positive end to a difficult weekend.
"We're gaining by inches," Roberts said at the site of some of his greatest races. "It was a fairly good weekend. Some of the newer stuff seems to help. All we can do is keep doing what we're doing. It doesn't look as pretty as we want it to look. But we knew it was going to be a long, rough road from when we started so we're just stumbling our way to the top."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX

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