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Fantastic result for wild card DiSalvo at Indy

Fantastic result for wild card DiSalvo at Indy

The American scored a highly impressive ninth place in the Moto2 race on Sunday and would welcome the chance to ride full time next season.

The American presence on the Moto2 grid at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix was trebled on Sunday as joining regular rider Kenny Noyes was the well publicised wild card Roger Lee Hayden and another one-off entrant: Jason DiSalvo.

It was the 26 year-old from New York state who scored the best result of the three, riding to a notable ninth place in the race on board his FTR chassis of the GP Tech team.

“This has been a dream weekend for us,” said DiSalvo. “Everybody working on the bike did a fantastic job and I cannot thank them enough. It shows their quality that we only had this bike for about a week before the race, they’re unbelievable.”

DiSalvo, who started from 26th on the grid, continued: “When the other guys were sliding about a bit our bike seemed to get better. Sliding really suited my style and I was able to pick guys off and work my way up. I can’t put into words what a great weekend it’s been.”

Giving his assessment of the new intermediate 600cc class, DiSalvo added: “It’s an incredibly high level of racing. It’s difficult with so many riders, there may be guys who finish far back who have so much talent. With 40 guys on the track it’s chaos sometimes!”

After his standout result it is likely that DiSalvo could be the recipient of the attention of some teams for the 2011 season, and he would be keen on a full-time ride in the World Championship.

“For the right team I think it’d be a wonderful opportunity,” he said. “For next year I’m keeping my options open. This is my only race for this year, we don’t have a full-time ride or anything, so it’s back to practicing my golf game for now!”

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Moto2, 2010, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, GP Tech

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