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Miserable home race leaves De Angelis disappointed

Miserable home race leaves De Angelis disappointed

San Carlo Honda Gresini were left downbeat after their visit to San Marino.

San Marino´s only representative in the premier class, Alex de Angelis had a far-from ideal home race at Misano as he crashed out early on. Whilst teammate Shinya Nakano finished the race, he too was displeased with the outcome.

Alex de Angelis - DNF

`I´m really disappointed with today´s race because I got a good start and could have had a good race. Unfortunately Melandri came past me down the straight and we touched in the next corner under heavy braking. We both lost a lot of ground on the riders ahead of us and as I pushed hard to try and close the gap I lost the rear of the bike and it threw me into the air. I tried to hang on but I grabbed the front brake and crashed.´

Shinya Nakano - Twelfth

`It was a really difficult race for us today. Despite making a decent start and getting a couple of good laps under my belt, I started to feel a chattering problem in certain corners and couldn't push hard. By the closing stages of the race my lap times had dropped off by three seconds compared to our pace in practice leading up to this Grand Prix. It is obvious that something isn't working but we'll have to analyse the data to find out what it is and work out a solution.´

MotoGP, 2008, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Shinya Nakano, Alex de Angelis, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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