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Edwards and Toseland aim for damage limitation

Edwards and Toseland aim for damage limitation

Saturday in Brno was a difficult moment for both Tech 3 Yamaha riders.

Tech 3 Yamaha´s riders refused to name names when pinpointing their Saturday problems, but tyre problems were undeniably a problem for Colin Edwards and James Toseland.

Colin Edwards – Fifteenth

`It was very tough out there, and that´s all I can really say. Starting from where I am it is going to be a very difficult race. But as always I will give it my best shot for Tech 3 and Yamaha. The conditions were really tough out there and to be honest we didn´t expect so much rain that fell in the last part of the session. I started the session on a rear tyre that was probably too hard but we needed to get out and get some information for Michelin. By the time I´d put the softer tyre in the rain was unbelievable. That didn´t help my situation but I'm not sure I could have improved a lot more if the rain was less and it would have been easy to take too many risks and crash. But it was a bit like Germany a few weeks ago when I had a few issues in the wet race. I was just trying to find consistent grip that gave me the confidence to push and I was lacking in that area. If it is dry tomorrow like the forecasts say then hopefully we can get some good information in the warm-up and put up a good fight in the race.´

James Toseland – Sixteenth

`It is has been a very difficult day for me and the Tech 3 Yamaha team, but rest assured I´ll wake up tomorrow and I will be going out rain or shine giving it my maximum effort as I always do. I am not going to throw the towel in no matter how difficult it gets. I think it is obvious looking at the lap times where the problems are, but I´m not going to complain about anybody. It is my job to go out there and do the best job on the package I have got right now and that's what I will do. But if not all of the elements of the package come together then it becomes very difficult. The crash at the first corner there was really nothing I could do. I wasn't trying to make up big chunks of time because it was impossible in those conditions and I went down for no reason and that is disappointing. We´ll see what happens tomorrow but the rain will have made the track dirty again and that could make it difficult for the slick tyres if the race is dry. I don't like starting from the back but if I can get a good start, hopefully I can get away with the bunch and have a good race.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, James Toseland, Colin Edwards, Tech 3 Yamaha

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