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Hofmann vents spleen upon return to Laguna Seca

Hofmann vents spleen upon return to Laguna Seca

Ruled out of action this weekend at Laguna Seca, and looking at a five week spell on the sidelines, Alex Hofmann returned to the scene of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix this morning after the warmup session.

Ruled out of action this weekend at Laguna Seca, and looking at a five week spell on the sidelines, Alex Hofmann returned to the scene of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix this morning after the warmup session.

With his hand heavily bandaged, the German expressed his anger with Sylvain Guintoli, the rider who ran into him in the opening five minutes of free practice. Strong words were expressed by the Pramac d'Antin Ducati rider, who was unrelenting in his displeasure with the Frenchman.

"Sylvain should know better. He is a MotoGP rider and has to know that a move like the one he did in practice is unacceptable. Maybe you'd do it in a race, but in practice you should be turning your brain on and not off," stated Hofmann, who brought a printout of his X-rays and operation pictures to the press room.

"I'm only lucky that I didn't put my hand in the gravel, because then it would have been a lot worse. Another thing that I am annoyed about is people saying that Chaz Davies (Hofmann's stand-in for the race) has received a good chance. This isn't a good opportunity, which for me would be giving the kid a three day test; he is a replacement rider, so it's not this great chance like people say. This is nothing personal about Chaz," concluded ‘The Hoff'.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX

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