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Alex de Angelis interview.

The San Carlo squad have already signed two new riders in the form of 250cc world champion Marco Simoncelli and Marco Melandri, leaving de Angelis without a guaranteed seat.

“It is not difficult knowing I only have six races left with the team as they are all working hard for me and we can see the results are improving. My boss is very satisfied and continues to be with how I work and the past races I have finished fifth, fourth and eighth position which is I am quite happy with.

“What is difficult for me is that many riders pay for their rides and at this moment I don't have money to pay for the racing, and it is possible that this is my last championship for MotoGP though I hope not. Many riders have had similar results to me in the past but they have money. This is not good for me. If my results are not good then fine, I stay at home, but my results have been quite good yet I am still in this position. It is tough.

“My mind must be 100 percent so that I can carry on with results like this as I do all I can to help me get a ride next year. With my team I am working very well with at the moment. There is maybe a ten per cent chance that I stay in MotoGP next year, but maybe Moto2 or something like that. I'm sure that whatever I do I will be riding even if I'm not too sure where.

“But it is important to keep working hard for the results and just doing what I can. We were fast yesterday in the rain in free practice, and I think another top-eight finish is possible this weekend at Indianapolis. This would be good for me.”




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De Angelis, Catalunya MotoGP 2009
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Alex Marquez, German Moto3 Race 2014
Alex Marquez, German Moto3 Race 2014
Alex Marquez, German Moto3 Race 2014
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Alex Marquez, German Moto3 race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014
De Angelis`s bike stops in the middle of the track after crashing at turn 11, German Moto2 Race 2014

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NutBallRacer

August 29, 2009 5:00 PM

Why do these not-quite-first-tier European riders suddenly appear to awaken in the second half of the season to their need to put in good performances. Often they can do well. Elias is a typical example. He does it every year. These fellows are good riders, why don't they ride balls out at the start of the season? The top 4 or 6 are giving it their all every race, so you can't say the mid-packers, who seem able to place well late in the season, shouldn't be able to do the same earlier. Its not a seasonal learing or equipment thing. They seem to have a different mental approach from the guys with the top results. Yes, there are significant ability differences, but perseverance counts.



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