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Sterilgarda apologise for Xaus behaviour.

GMB Racing, which runs the Sterilgarda Ducati team, has apologised for the behaviour of Ruben Xaus after race one at Donington Park on Sunday.

The Spaniard believed he had finished the two-part race in third position, despite falling at high speed on the red flag lap.

Although the race results were taken from the end of the lap prior to his fall, Xaus was removed from the final classification because he failed to return to the pits within five minutes of the race being stopped.

A furious Xaus initially refused to leave the podium (pictured) and is believed to have verbally abused those around him - including team-mate Max Biaggi, who was promoted to third place due to Xaus' disqualification.

"We are very sorry about the behaviour of Ruben in the podium area, and we also wish to apologise to our rider, Max Biaggi, for the words expressed to him by his team-mate," said Sterilgarda team manager Marco Borciani.

"We fully understand Xaus's heated reaction, because at the time it may have seemed that injustice had been done towards him, due to a clause in the regulations. The matter has now been cleared up and put behind us by both the team and its two riders."

Xaus will join BMW next season, whilst Biaggi's plans remain unknown after losing out on a Ducati Xerox seat to Noriyuki Haga.


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Stampy - Unregistered

September 10, 2008 5:03 PM

How about either one of you try working your ass off for something just have it pulled away by a stupid rule. The wreck wasn't his fault by the way.

realfan - Unregistered

September 10, 2008 7:31 PM

Why do they need to apologise.. the **** up was all Doningtons.. cant wait till they screw up the F1, which seems to manage doing that all by themselves. I'm sure Max is a big enough man to understand where Rubens was coming from, and it was just a heated moment from a stupid situation put on them by the poor officialdom. I would hope Max and Rubens sorted the issue out behind the team truck doors without any fisticuffs.. On that note, I do hope Max gets himself a competitive ride for next year,now Ducati has appeared to settle for Nori.. I for one love to watch Max in action



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