Imola: Benelli Sport race report

Benelli Sport¹s weekend ends in disappointment It was a disappointing end to the season for Benelli Sport at Imola, Italy today. Rider Peter Goddard crashed out of the race when oil escaping from the engine found its way onto his rear ...

Benelli Sport¹s weekend ends in disappointment

It was a disappointing end to the season for Benelli Sport at Imola, Italy today. Rider Peter Goddard crashed out of the race when oil escaping from the engine found its way onto his rear tyre.

Peter crashed heavily but fortunately he escaped serious injury; ³It was one of those incidents where one minute everything is fine and you¹re just getting on with the race,² explained Peter, ³and then the next minute you¹re flying through the air wondering where and when you¹ll land!²

The team elected not to compete in the second race in case there was a repeat of the problem. ³We just didn¹t want to take any unnecessary risks,² said Goddard.

The team are now packing up to return to their San Marino headquarters at the end of a long, hard season.

Plans for 2003 are still being finalised. There will be an official announcement regarding the future of the team sometime in the next three or four weeks.

-benelli-

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