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Pasini boss pays tribute to Italian protege

Pasini boss pays tribute to Italian protege

Mattia Pasini was comparatively fortunate in Shanghai last weekend, taking his first points of the season albeit in tenth place from his third pole of the season.

Mattia Pasini was comparatively fortunate in Shanghai last weekend, taking his first points of the season albeit in tenth place from his third pole of the season. A run of bad luck and mechanical problems had given the Italian one of the worst starts imaginable for a 125cc title contender.

Manuel Burillo, Team Manager for Pasini's Polaris World outfit and an experienced face in the paddock, spoke to motogp.com after the race to comment on his rider's start to the season, amongst other subjects.

"It's an accumulation of circumstances that have combined at these first few races; it seems like everything has gone wrong but it is a series of factors that have provoked this run of bad luck."

Burillo explained that the team had made adjustments to Pasini's engine with the idea that he could break free from the pack straight away in China, but a clustered group all fighting for the front meant that the Aprilia RSA was unable to pull away.

Asked as to whether his rider's confidence had been affected by the early setbacks, Burillo was keen to emphasise Pasini's strength. "He is a very optimistic character who knows that he has the quality to perform well and is satisfied with the team's work," he continued.

Tags:
125cc, 2007, SINOPEC GREAT WALL LUBRICANTS GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Mattia Pasini

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