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Melandri ends Ducati association with dignity

Melandri ends Ducati association with dignity

Ducati take second in constructors championship at Valencia.

Marco Melandri´s last day at the office for Ducati concluded with the Italian finishing sixteenth in Valencia; a result that he regarded as `dignified´. From Monday he tests for new team Kawasaki, whilst his former colleagues took second in the constructors championship.

Marco Melandri - Sixteenth

`Despite everything that was a fun race because I felt quite comfortable on the bike and I was able to attack and pass a whole bunch of riders. Starting from so back was a handicap and I lost touch with the fast group that Lorenzo was in. But I lapped well with a decent pace. Unfortunately near the end of the race I hit neutral instead of first gear and ran wide. I'm disappointed because it would have been nice for me and the team to finish well. At least it was a dignified race.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO PARTS EUROPE DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, Marco Melandri, Ducati Marlboro Team

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