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FORTUNE DOESNíT FAVOUR CAMEL HONDA IN FRANCE

Author: Camel Media Service
Posted on: Sunday, May 15 2005



Tomorrow he will stay in France for tests alongside his team-mate, and will decide
whether he is fit enough to ride in the morning. There will be no problems however for the Mugello race in three weeks time. Troy Bayliss finished in tenth place, after a nice battle with home hero Olivier Jacque and tomorrow will be able to use the whole day to work with his team on the set up of his Honda.

Sito Pons Ė Camel Honda
ďItís a real shame that Alex couldnít get the result we all expected. He didnít have good grid position, and then had more misfortune with his crash. It was clear he wasnít comfortable on the bike, because he didnít have the front groupís rhythm, even though he gave it his all. I
think he could have pushed into the top six and that would have been okay for the championship. The most important thing is that he is well though. The next race is the Mugello GP, on a track he likes and where we already won together so he will try to fight for the victory again. Troy did well to finish the race, and that will give him confidence after two crashes. Tomorrow we will stay he with him to try and get the bike better for him and Iím sure that he will find the right setting so that he can show the best of his potential.Ē

Alex Barros Ė Camel Honda Ė crashed
ďIím really disappointed, I certainly didnít expect today to go like this. I was pushing a bit because I was trying to catch up Max and Melandri, but it was hard work. I was giving everything and I lost the back end. I couldnít control it and I got a big smack, but it was okay because it was a hard fall and could have been worse. Itís a shame because I take no points away from here, but now the world championship is the last thing on my mind. I want to recover and think about the next race, and getting back to winning ways. I like Mugello, Iíve won
there before, so my objective is the same again.Ē

Troy Bayliss Ė Camel Honda Ė 10th place
ďIím happy to have finished the race, to have had a good battle with Olivier Jacque and to have beaten him. Of course, there is still ground to be made up, because Iím still not comfortable on the bike, not as I need to be to ride at the limit anyway. I did my fastest lap on the last one, so there is obviously room for improvement as regards set-up. So Iím happy to stay behind to test tomorrow, I want to try and get the most possible out of the session.Ē


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