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Humangest Racing Team dominate at Le Mans

Humangest Racing Team dominate at Le Mans

Humangest Racing Team dominate at Le Mans

The French GP was dominated by the Humangest Racing Team, with Yuki Takahashi clinching his first 250cc victory, beating team-mate Andrea Dovizioso at the finish line. Dovizioso still leads of the World Championship with 92 points. The two team-mates suddenly made a six second gap between themselves and the other riders, and the pair were able to swap positions several times until they fought for the win at the last corner of the last lap. Yuki exited first from the last corner and won the race. Andrea has reason to be happy with second place, as now he is even further ahead in the World Championship standings with a 14 point advantage. The Japanese rider is fourth with 67 points.

Yuki Takahashi

"On the last lap I was only thinking about overtaking Andrea. I tried a couple of times, but he broke more strongly and I couldn't pass him. In the last corner he went a bit wide and I could pass him. I'm so happy that I still don't believe I won. With about half the way to go, the bike started sliding and it wasn't easy to keep up with my team-mate's rhythm. My team did a great job and in the last lap so that I could push and try to win. I did it, and I want to thank everybody in the team!"

Andrea Dovizioso

"I didn't make any mistakes today, but Yuki passed me inside at the penultimate curve. I tried to overtake him again in the inside but he exited faster from the last corner and so he beat me. This was a very nice race! Yuki stayed very close to me and at the end, he rode better than me, congratulations to him. Today we had the same rhythm and I couldn't go away alone, even though I tried. When Takahashi was in front, the other riders were coming up very quickly and so I decided to take the lead again and set the pace. I knew that he would have tried to pass me in the last lap, also because he is very strong in braking. Anyway, I'm very satisfied because here we have imposed the rhythm and have dominated. This is a good result for the championship: I'd prefer to have a 14 point gap in the general standings than to have won two races and be behind. I want to thank Honda and my team because here the bike was really competitive".

Tags:
250cc, 2006, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE

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