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West works overtime for fitness

West works overtime for fitness

Deciding against an extended summer break, Kawasaki rider Anthony West has been hard at work training in Britain.

Deciding against an extended summer break, Kawasaki rider Anthony West has been hard at work training in Britain. According to the official Kawasaki MotoGP website, the Australian has spent the past week alongside Professor Tony Head at a sports facility in Bicester, Oxfordshire, where he has been put through his paces in a specifically designed routine.

Learning about diet and exercise in five half-day sessions, West is aiming to be in top shape for his return to action next weekend at Brno. Circuit training, running, rowing, swimming and cycling make up the physical part of the 26 year-olds routine, with the finishing touches set to be put to his preparation upon his return to Salzburg before the Czech race. West will continue with mountain biking and running when in Austria, and will try and keep to the dietary program designed by Head.

´The level of racing is higher now,´ he says. ´If you want to be at the front, youve got to do something different: and were working now, in the summer break, to try and give me an advantage. Just as bodybuilders or sprinters need their own regime, in MotoGP, youre riding at the maximum level and I need to do all this to make me faster and more consistent, says the Australian, ´I wasnt exactly mad keen on the whole idea to begin with; I wanted a holiday. But if you want to do well, youve got to sacrifice a few things and that means not partying like everyone else during the summer break.´

Without a confirmed ride for next season, West has nonetheless been highly impressive since being drafted by Kawasaki at a post-race test in Spain. Leaving a message for fans on his Myspace website, he indicated that their support would be important in the coming months.

The more support I get from you guys and girls the more chance Kawasaki will sign me for next year, so tell everyone you know to follow me; it will be a big help, thanks!!!

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