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Bad luck strikes again for San Carlo Honda Gresini

Bad luck strikes again for San Carlo Honda Gresini

Honda satellite riders Shinya Nakano and Alex De Angelis had another day of misfortunate at Le Mans.

After once again showing their potential in free practice, both Shinya Nakano and Alex de Angelis were unable to reproduce that form in the race at the Alice Grand Prix de France.

Shinya Nakano - 10th

`Unfortunately today I wasn´t able to put the race together as I had wanted. Starting from the fifth row always makes life difficult but over the opening few laps I couldn´t even stay with the group in front of me. It was only when it started to rain halfway through the race that I got a good pace together and went quicker. I made up ground and caught up with the group but towards the end of the race De Puniet caught me out on the brakes and I missed out on ninth place. I´m not happy to finish tenth, even though I have to say we´ve improved the feeling with the bike here.´

Alex De Angelis - 12th

`Despite the end position I´m happy with today because we managed to run half of the race together with the guys who are on satellite bikes just like mine. Unfortunately when it started to rain I had no choice but to drop my pace because I was getting a lot of chatter and I couldn´t keep any feel for the front. I couldn´t understand if it was the tyre losing grip or if it was just the water on the track that was causing it. Anyway, it made me lose contact with that group but I stayed in the points and that´s positive.´

MotoGP, 2008, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Shinya Nakano, Alex de Angelis, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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