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Poncharal backs Rossi for Motegi victory

Poncharal backs Rossi for Motegi victory

Contrast your Fantasy MotoGP predictions for the Polini Grand Prix of Japan with those of Monster Yamaha Tech 3 manager Herve Poncharal.

The second race of the MotoGP season on Sunday in Japan of course provides the second opportunity of the year to play the Fantasy MotoGP 2009 game.

Players can submit their predictions now on the Fantasy MotoGP 2009 section of this website, though first you might want to check your bets against those of IRTA President and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal.

Speaking to on Saturday after the Friday free practice times were taken to produce the grid for Sunday’s Motegi race due to the cancellation of qualifying, Poncharal was playing it safe with his predictions as he followed form closely.

“If you want me to say my top six I would go for Valentino (Rossi), Casey (Stoner), Jorge (Lorenzo), Colin (Edwards), Loris (Capirossi) and Chris (Vermeulen),” said the Frenchman.

Poncharal is backing his rider Edwards to come home in fourth again, which would be a repeat of his Qatar result and would bring in another good points haul for the Tech 3 squad.

Talking up Edwards’ chances of another good result Poncharal stated, “We had a strong first practice in the dry on Friday and we were fastest in the wet on Saturday morning, so we are confident in both conditions.”


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