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Donington turns into another disappointing setback for Telefónica Movistar

Donington turns into another disappointing setback for Telefónica Movistar

Donington turns into another disappointing setback for Telefónica Movistar

The Telefónica Movistar team suffered another frustrating setback to their 2005 World Championship campaign at Donington today after both Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri crashed out of the betandwin.com British Grand Prix.Both riders started the rain-drenched race from the front row of the grid, with Gibernnau making an early break to pass Rossi and lead the race. Melandri was the first to go down, loosing control on the third lap to crash out of his second consecutive race. It really is a shame because this morning I was feeling really good in the warm up and I was thrilled, said the disheartened Italian. Theres little that I can say about the race because I didnt have to time to position myself with only three laps. I made a good start, I was calm, but when I gave it some gas in the last corner, it threw me. I didnt realise what was happening, all of a sudden I was on the ground.Things were looking good for Gibernau, after the excellent start that put him into the lead, and he was opening up a good gap until he slid off the track just moments after his team-mate, adding to the string of bad luck he has encountered this season.Its very clear that this isnt our year, said the disillusioned Spaniard. I tried to make a good start and set my rhythm. I wasnt forcing anything and suddenly I fell. Other times you know when youre going down, but not this time. I was a very fast fall and nothing more. I feel sorry for the team, for their work. Its tough for everyone, but we must go on trying in the impending races.Without much time to digest the very the difficult circumstances of the British GP, the MotoGP teams are moving quickly towards the next appointment next weekend in Germany, the final race before the summer break.

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MotoGP, 2005, betandwin.com BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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