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Solid day for Kawasaki at Donington

Solid day for Kawasaki at Donington

An eventful and impressive race from debutant Anthony West and another solid performance from Frenchman Randy de Puniet meant the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix was an all-round success story for the Kawasaki Racing team.

An eventful and impressive race from debutant Anthony West and another solid performance from Frenchman Randy de Puniet meant the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix was an all-round success story for the Kawasaki Racing team.

With wet specialist West finishing 11th after remounting following a crash when he had remarkably made his way up to fifth from 17th on the grid, and De Puniet building on his Catalunya success to come home sixth, it was the first time this season that both Kawasaki riders had come home with championship points.

Earlier in the day, 800cc newcomer West had topped the timesheets in a drenched Donington warm-up session to raise a few eyebrows around the paddock and after the race the Australian stated: "I'm a bit disappointed that I ran off. I was in a really good position at the start, I guess I was just a bit nervous and made a silly mistake. The back came round really fast, really unexpected and I tried to get back on track as quickly as possible and ended up falling over in the gravel. But I'm happy that I picked it back up and got back in the race, in the points. It's my first race, I've still got a lot to learn."

De Puniet, meanwhile, added: "I'm very happy about this result because these conditions are very, very difficult and the first lap was not so easy for me. I was not confident and then after six laps I found my rhythm and after that I was really consistent."

To see the Kawasaki riders' video interviews with motogp.com follow the links on the left.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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