WSS: Nurburgring: YZF Yamaha Saturday notes

PAINFUL RETURN FOR DONI TATA PRADITA With great courage, Doni is doing the best he can but his injured shoulder is too much of a burden to allow him to go fast with the top riders. He realized the 27th time in the qualifying practice session...

PAINFUL RETURN FOR DONI TATA PRADITA

With great courage, Doni is doing the best he can but his injured shoulder is too much of a burden to allow him to go fast with the top riders. He realized the 27th time in the qualifying practice session and the situation is difficult for the young Yamaha Indonesian rider: his shoulder is painful because it has not fully recovered, Doni has not ridden in the last two months, and he must avoid any crash. This is not very comfortable, but Doni keeps on trying hard.

Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha) dominated very strongly the field in the only qualifying practice session on the Nurburgring circuit with a time of 1'57.8. The old record belonged to Broc Parkes (already on a Yamaha) last year in 2'00.01. It is very unusual that a record is broken by more than 2 seconds. This is a great achievement for Crutchlow and Yamaha. The British rider has a good chance to win the race tomorrow and this could allow him to increase his championship points advantage over Eugene Laverty, 3rd of the qualifying.

Doni Tata Pradita: "It was not so good. I pushed harder to make a good lap time, but it was not great because my shoulder hurts a lot. Normally I can handle the pain, but this time it's really hard. I do not have enough power in my arm. The doctors told me that I could race, but normally this injury needs 3 month to heal, but it has been only 2 month since my accident. I have to be careful. This is a good training for me. For the race tomorrow, I hope it will be better. I shall try my best."

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "Doni is still recovering from his injury and this takes a long time. He is trying very hard with a lot of courage and he deserves respect. He is doing the best he can despite the pain. He has not ridden a motorcycle for two months and he does obviously the best he can."

-credit: yzf

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Broc Parkes , Cal Crutchlow