De Angelis earns his first MotoGP points on his favourite track Alex de Angelis, who had his first roll out this weekend at the Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany to replace the injured Hiroshi Aoyama in the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team, passed...
De Angelis earns his first MotoGP points on his favourite track
Alex de Angelis, who had his first roll out this weekend at the Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany to replace the injured Hiroshi Aoyama in the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team, passed the first test and thanked his team with the 12th place and 4 championship points on the Sachsenring circuit. Due to a heavy crash with several riders involved in the ninth lap the race was restarted. After the second start De Angelis could stay with Loris Capirossi and learned a little bit more about how to handle the MotoGP bike for the coming races.
The San Marines is very happy with the result and could adapt quickly to his old and new position as a MotoGP rider. De Angelis, who is contracted to the Team Scot in the Moto2 class this season, will now fly to Laguna Seca with the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team to work on the Honda RC212V furthermore in the race next weekend under the Californian sun.
Alex de Angelis, 12 - 29'35.680 (Race 2):
"I am very happy with the result. My team supported me a lot and helped me during the Sachsenring event. The second race start was lucky, as we collected more data to prepare the next race. I am very fast in the corners, but I still have problems with the brake. We can improve more, I am sure of that. I want to thank the team for their effort and I want to apologize that I destroyed the bike yesterday."
Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:
"Thanks to the abortion of the race we could continue testing and made an important step before Laguna Seca. We are improving with the acceleration bit, but still have to find the next step in braking. It was a good race and we found a good base to go on with."