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West still looking for improvements in Germany

West still looking for improvements in Germany

Kawasaki´s Anthony West endured another difficult day at the Sachsenring on Saturday, qualifying in seventeenth place after a high-speed crash during the morning free practice session.

After Anthony West crashed heavily halfway through the morning free practice on Saturday in Germany, he was lucky to walk away uninjured – and struggled to regain confidence in the front end grip of his Ninja ZX-RR during qualifying.

Anthony West - seventeenth

`What a completely disappointing day. The conditions this morning were pretty difficult, as the track started wet but then began to dry out after about 30 minutes. I wasn´t pushing so hard because of the track conditions, but I lost the front just as I turned into the right-hander at the top of the hill halfway through the session. We lost a lot of track time this morning, and that cost us this afternoon. We simply ran out of time to work on set-up and I just had to try and do the best I could on the qualifying tyres. But even on the soft rubber there were problems, with chatter making it very difficult to get on the gas early and make best use of the extra grip that a qualifier gives you.´

MotoGP, 2008, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Anthony West, Kawasaki Racing Team

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