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Paddock Press: Roberts on Vermeulen´s 2008 season

Paddock Press: Roberts on Vermeulen´s 2008 season

BBC pitlane reporter looks at Suzuki rider´s mixed year in the premier class.

The Paddock Press series turns picks up pace with its review of the 2008 season, as BBC pitlane reporter Matthew Roberts runs the rule over Chris Vermeulen´s difficult year. Roberts feels that Vermeulen did not quite live up to expectations in his third year of MotoGP competition, as he explains from the comfort of the Valencia circuit press room.

`I think that Chris has been one of disappointment this season, with high hopes at the start of the year,´ says Roberts. `Everybody knows what a great rider he is, especially in the wet, and I suppose he would say that Suzuki hasn´t really made a step forward.Loris Capirossi would probably back that up. They always seem to be a step behind with the development of their bike, whichever year we go to.´

The next Paddock Press sees one Italian legend commenting on another, as Loris Reggiani gives his views on Loris Capirossi´s first year with Suzuki.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, Chris Vermeulen

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