MotoGP »

Race reaction from the Pacific Grand Prix.

Ukawa (fifth) was another unhappy Japanese rider saying, “There was no problem with the machine - it was my fault. I did not have the set-up perfect. Like in practice, the rear was a bit loose on the way out of the corners, with too much wheelspin and sliding, so I couldn't fight to keep the third position I had for the first few laps.”

Roberto Locatelli won the 125cc race and in doing so his first World Championship, and was rightly ecstatic about the achievent; “I have been dreaming (of) this moment since I was a child. It was a dream but now it has come true! It has paid (for) all the sacrifices my family and my girlfriend's, Manuela, did for me. I wanted to win both the race and the Championship and, thanks to a fantastic Aprilia I have managed to get this enterprise. At the beginning of the race I pushed hard as I like to do, then, when I realised that Ui had fallen down, my nerves became more calm. In this moment I don't want to think of the next year; now it's time to celebrate. We will think about it tomorrow,” he told his official website.

Ui an the other hand was naturally downbeat and unhappy about the amount of local support he had received at his home Grand Prix, “I'm disappointed because I wanted to be the world champion and that won't be possible. Today, it was impossible to follow Locatelli's pace. I was controlling the race to be on the podium and let the fight be open until Australia. Unfortunately, I had the third crash of the weekend and all my hopes and those from the team were over. Besides, I didn't like to see more Italian than Japanese flags in my country,” he said.

Giampiero Sacchi, Derbi General Manager, tried to raise his team's spirits, “We said goodbye to the title, but we must be happy because the whole team did their best and worked at a high performance level. We've won five races and stepped nine times on the podium, something only a few can boast. We'll try to secure the runner-up in Australia. We'll keep working to improve our performance in 2001”, he said.





Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Rossi and Biaggi go head to head in qualifying
Girls, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Girls, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Alex Marquez, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Rins, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Alex Marquez, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Rins, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Rins, Wins, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Alex Marquez, Rins, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Navarro, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Rins, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Navarro, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
McPhee, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Rins, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Crowds, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Navarro, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Binder, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014
Rins, San Marino Moto3 Race 2014

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.