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West comments on MotoGP comeback

West comments on MotoGP comeback

Undertaking his first 800cc practice session today, Anthony West's return to premier class action was finally completed after a near 6 year absence from the top level.

Undertaking his first 800cc practice session today, Anthony West's return to premier class action was finally completed after a near 6 year absence from the top level. The Australian didn't disappoint in his opening run-out, clocking the eighth fastest time in the opening practice session for the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix.

West yesterday gave an exclusive interview to motogp.com after the press conference announcing his replacement of Olivier Jacque in the Kawasaki team for the remainder of 2007, during which he noted the unpredictability of a World Championship that he had expected to leave less than two weeks ago.

"I wasn't expecting this opportunity after the way things have gone this season. It just shows how quickly things turn around in this sport," commented West, who added that he had been saying his goodbyes when the shock offer came through.

"I was telling everyone that I was out of here; now they are all asking me what I'm doing back again! It was a surprise to me to be asked the day before the test. It's come so quickly after two months racing every weekend, so I haven't really had time to think about any pressure," said the rider who has been moonlighting in Supersport alongside his previous 250cc commitments.

Through thick and thin, West has always had fans in the MotoGP paddock backing him up. This hasn't gone unnoticed by the 25 year old, who hailed their support.

"They're the ones who tell me not to give up, that one day I'll make it, and finally I am here riding the bike with the chance to prove myself."

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MotoGP, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Anthony West

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