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Tough time for Tech 3 in Shanghai race

Tough time for Tech 3 in Shanghai race

After Colin Edwards started on pole and his team-mate James Toseland got away from the second row both Tech 3 riders were unhappy with their final results in Shanghai.

Slipping from pole to eighth for Colin Edwards and seventh to 12th for James Toseland left both Tech 3 Yamaha riders disappointed at the conclusion of the Pramac Grand Prix of China.

Colin Edwards - 8th

`I´m not particularly happy with that if I'm being honest. I knew what pace I could run and was just pushing as hard as I could in the beginning to try and get away from the guys behind me. I knew Casey was going to be there but I don´t know what Valentino and Dani had but they were flying. As soon as they passed me they were gone. I was licking my lips in the beginning because I thought some other guys had packages that would have worked better when it was hotter but it didn´t happen. I have to say thanks to my guys for their effort this weekend. We got a pole position but obviously I expected more in the race. We´ll look to put things right in Le Mans when I´ll be giving it my all for Tech 3 and Michelin in their home race.´

James Toseland - 12th

`I don´t want to be finishing 12th but in my first season this type of result is going to happen. I had a few problems with the set-up all weekend, which hasn´t helped with me learning the track. I got a decent start but really found it difficult with the setting I had. My guys worked really hard to help me learn the track and I´ll try and pay them back with a good result in France next time out. This is a French team and I´ll be desperate to do well for them.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, James Toseland, Colin Edwards, Tech 3 Yamaha

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