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Top ten for West at wet Sachsenring

Top ten for West at wet Sachsenring

Anthony West overcame a painful back injury and treacherous conditions to match his best result of the season at the Sachsenring.

Kawasaki rider Anthony West crossed the line in tenth place aboard his Ninja ZX-RR in Germany after crashing and remounting in the rain-soaked 30-lap race.

Anthony West – tenth

`I´m disappointed because it was possible for me to finish much higher than tenth today. I got a good start and made up lots of places in the opening laps, eventually closing onto the back of Chris Vermeulen and Alex De Angelis, who were battling for fifth place. I was pushing hard to stay with them when I lost the front under braking for the final turn. It was a stupid mistake to make, but luckily the bike wasn´t too badly damaged and I was able to rejoin the race quite quickly. From then it was just a case of getting my head down and trying to retake as many places as possible. It was quite hard, because my injured back was really sore and I couldn´t push on the left foot peg, as most of it was snapped off in the crash. This is only my second top ten finish of the season but that´s no consolation when I know, but for a stupid mistake, I could have finished much higher today.´

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

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