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Tough time for Tech 3 at stormy Indianapolis

Tough time for Tech 3 at stormy Indianapolis

The Tech 3 Yamaha outfit had a hard time of things at the rain and wind-battered Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.

Colin Edwards and James Toseland react to finishing at the wrong end of the timesheets in a shortened inaugural MotoGP Indy race.

Colin Edwards - fifteenth

`We spent too much time trying to make a new setting work, and because we´d had so much time on it we went for it in the race. But I couldn´t get the bike to turn. My tyres felt great and I didn´t have a problem with them at all, but I couldn´t carry any corner speed. I´d get into the corner and I kept running wide. The only way to fix that is to go slower so you can hold the line and it wasn´t really fun out there. There was all kinds of debris at the end and you didn´t know if it was gong to hit you because the wind was so unpredictable. It was a smart decision to stop it and maybe it could have come a lap or two earlier.´

James Toseland - eighteenth

`I didn´t get off the line very well but I was a bit aggressive into the first turn and went round the outside and passed a few people. I felt pretty good but when it wasn´t raining and the track started to dry out, my lap times just stayed the same. And as it dried out everybody else got quicker and I couldn´t go any faster. It was spinning and obviously I was a bit too soft with the rear setting. I had the same tyre as Andrea Dovizioso, so it was obviously the setting. I know I was running a softer setting than Colin and Jorge. When it was quite wet at the start it was obviously pretty good, but as it dried out it was just spinning. When it rained again I found a bit of pace again and could so similar times to the people in front, but by that time I´d lost a lot of places. At the end the wind was unbelievable. It is a disappointing result but we´ll move onto Japan for the next race, where I am obviously hoping to give Yamaha a positive result.´

MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, James Toseland, Colin Edwards, Tech 3 Yamaha

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