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Difficult weekend for Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3

Difficult weekend for Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3

The hot and sticky conditions at Sepang were a stark contrast to the chilly climes of southern Australia the previous weekend and the Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 team found the going tough in Malaysia.

The hot and sticky conditions at Sepang were a stark contrast to the chilly climes of southern Australia the previous weekend and the Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 team found the going tough in Malaysia.

Makoto Tamada and Sylvain Guintoli left the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix empty-handed as they missed out on the points in 18th and 19th places respectively, both riders struggling to adapt to the changeable weather conditions and the newly laid surface at the Asian track.

Tamada commented: That was a very hard race and it has been a very hard weekend to find something, but we could never quite get there. Friday and Saturday were very difficult and although we seemed to find something on Sunday morning that we thought would work, we were wrong. During the race itself the grip level was very low and didnt seem to improve as things went on.

Im really disappointed in myself as the entire package worked really well for me today with the bike and tyres, added Guintoli. I had a bad start and then on the second lap I had a coming together with Kurtis Roberts and I never really recovered. I knew if I got a good start I would be able to battle with Carlos Checa, Shinya Nakano and a few others but I blew it from the very beginning.

I pushed really hard but I was making too many mistakes as on this track you have to be very smooth. I just didnt ride well today and the more I pushed the more mistakes I made.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

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