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Moto3: Iwema quits FGR

"I'm not riding in GP just to be there. I want to race to get the best out of me and make results" - Jasper Iwema.
By Stephen English

Jasper Iwema today announced that he is leaving the FGR Moto3 team.

The Dutchman has endured a miserable campaign with numerous crashes and disappointing showings. Finishing seventh in the French Grand Prix, run in atrocious conditions, was the only bright spot in a bleak season that culminated with another accident in Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix.

After his latest crash Iwema took stock of his season to date and has decided that the best course of action is to take a step back from the sport and end his season early.

Iwema announced his decision through his Twitter account and commented that he had made his decision because he had “tried it in many ways but finally it didn't work out. I'm not riding in GP just to be there. I want to race to get the best out of me and make results.”

His decision leaves an opening at FGR and the team has not announced who will replace Iwema. The next grand prix at Motegi, Japan on October 14.

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djazuro - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 11:01 AM

Jasper Iwema: "The partnership with Moto FGR is unfortunately an early end. MotoGP is a high speed sport in which you as a driver can not afford to have doubts when the material you are on the job. Unfortunately, this was as the season progressed to me to be the case. I was brought in by Moto FGR partly because of my experience in the world with machines like the Aprilia SEEL and that I as the only driver in the team could provide good feedback to the development of the FGR Honda. From the beginning of the season I ran against a high degree of unprofessionalism by the Czechs when it came to achieving a competitive set-up of the FGR Moto3 Honda. I should note that while suggestions of my management of the KNMV and experienced outsiders nothing was done. This while the team was new in the world, please note a homebuilt chassis which some feedback on the track of me as the only driver to come. I feel the lack of good race results and hold my tongue bitten and raced with what they toes

Thomas_2-love - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 7:05 PM

That setup was clearly not up to the task. Particular bleak was the race he had to enter the pits with a loose stearing nut! :rolleyes: But the list of questionable moves is way loooonger then that... Good decision this! Hope to see Jasper back soon!

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