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Camel Honda eager to shine at Donington after US disappointment

Camel Honda eager to shine at Donington after US disappointment

Camel Honda eager to shine at Donington after US disappointment

After a frustrating finish to the much anticipated US GP at Laguna Seca, Camel Honda riders Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss are eager to make their hard work pay off this weekend at Donington. Having had some excellent results during the practice sessions in California, Alex Barros had managed to secure a front row starting position, while Bayliss headed up the second row. Although out for victory in the historic American race, Barros' dreams were shattered on the first lap when Marco Melandri crashed out and took the Brazilian with him. Bayliss went on to finish in sixth position after making a very speedy get away.

Having had three career podiums at Donington though, Barros sees the British GP as a chance to make up for his misfortune in Laguna Seca, where he was caught up in the incident in the first few moments of the race.

"I really like the Donington track, it's got its very own character, fast at the beginning, then stop-and-go at the end, with some of the most crucial braking points in the championship. I've already had some good results there and I want another there now, especially now.

"At Laguna Seca I was very frustrated , angry even, but I cleared things up with Melandri, and now I want to get over it with a good result in England. After the crash in America I took another blow to the back which limited my movements for a few days, but I should be ok by Friday."

For Troy Bayliss, who has also spent a long time in Britain in the past, it is another of his best tracks in the championship, where he raced in the British Superbike series and knows every rise and fall of the circuit.

"At Laguna Seca we did some brilliant work in practice, but in the race I couldn't get the same feeling in the race. We did however show that we can be quick, now we need the consistency. I would love to have a good race in Britain, my first country after I moved from Australia to take part in the British Superbike series."


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