WSS: Team YZF Yamaha Assen Sunday notes

BURNED CLUTCH FOR DONI TATA PRADITA The young Indonesian rider was a little bit too hard on the clutch at the start of the Assen race and unfortunately this transmission part could not take it. Doni had to come back to the pits after the first...

BURNED CLUTCH FOR DONI TATA PRADITA

The young Indonesian rider was a little bit too hard on the clutch at the start of the Assen race and unfortunately this transmission part could not take it. Doni had to come back to the pits after the first lap and retire. This is of course a great disappointment for the whole team.

Doni had a good progression from the start of the practice on Friday until the warm up session on Sunday. Every time he went on the track, he was faster and faster and was gaining positions. But the race was not so lucky. A little bit tenser than he usually is, possibly because of several televisions crews who came to follow him, he made a small mistake at the start of the race and burned the clutch. It can happen to everybody once in a while and this is part of the learning process for this young rider who discovers this year the very high level of the Supersport World Championship. No doubt that the next event in Monza will be better.

Doni Tata Pradita: "I am not happy. I wanted more. I knew I could go fast. In the first lap I had no power and I had to retire in the pits. This is not funny."

Team-manager Martial Garcia: "Doni burned the clutch at the start. But he should not be criticized because there were a lot of television people around him and that made him tense. He is still learning this top level category. He progressed very well all the weekend long until the race."

-credit: yzf

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series World Superbike