The 250cc race in Germany

Sachsenring will be allways a beautiful place for Porto. Because when he look behind and remember all that he fight to be in a podium of the Continental Circus, surely a sensation of pride and happiness will invade him. The German Grand Prix...

Sachsenring will be allways a beautiful place for Porto. Because when he look behind and remember all that he fight to be in a podium of the Continental Circus, surely a sensation of pride and happiness will invade him. The German Grand Prix wasn`t one more in his life. With the third place Porto showed why he keep running in the first level of the world. It seems so far when in the first months of 2000 due to the need os sponsors Porto think in leave the motobikes and try in cars.

Luckily, he didn`t leave his dream in the two wheels and keep the fight.

It`s hard describe with words the deserves happiness of Porto. So nowboby better than him to tell what happen in the race. ¨We were working very hard and this podium it`s a reward to the job realized. I made a good started and I pushed very hard to keep near of Rolfo and Melandri. I`m very happy because is my first podium and I hope to keep in this line.¨ Porto, of 23 years, took 100 races in 250cm3 (he dispute one in 125cm3) to be in the best three after a race.

The driver of Yamaha Sprinta Petronas team started sixth. The election of the authorities of stop the race in lap 22 leave the question if ¨Sebas¨ could fight for the victory in the end.

This time Melandri doesn`t won clearly as last races. This was the fifth consecutive victory of the italian in 2002.

The winner recognised that was really difficult to win this time. ¨I told the team that let my know when the rain start, so I can push hard over Rolfo. When I passed him I knew that I must keep running hard because Roberto was very quick. I`m a little hurt, bu it was a great victory.

With this result, Melandri leads with 25 points over ¨Fonsi¨ Nieto who yesterday finished fourth. Rolfo is third with 43 points less than the leader. Porto is eighth in the championship with 78 points.

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