NECESSARY PATIENCE FOR DONI TATA PRADITA Doni is back in the Supersport World Championship for the Nurburgring event, after his shoulder was badly hurt at Misano. He was subsequently operated, and if he can ride now, he is still suffering from...
NECESSARY PATIENCE FOR DONI TATA PRADITA
Doni is back in the Supersport World Championship for the Nurburgring event, after his shoulder was badly hurt at Misano. He was subsequently operated, and if he can ride now, he is still suffering from his wounds. He is not yet 100% fit and he must be very careful not to crash. For now, he needs to be patient before fully recovering.
Doni Tata Pradita: "It was not so bad. I tried my best. I must not crash, this is important. Martial Garcia told me to keep cool for the practice and for this race. I don't have much feeling. It's difficult for me. I have to stay inside the limits. I have a little pain and I am not strong enough in the straights. We will see for the race."
Martial Garcia (team manager): "It is not easy for Doni right now because he still has some pain. He did courageously 20 laps, with the 22nd position. The wet track is somehow positive as you don't have to use so much strength when it rains. We have to wait for his full recovery."
The track with 174 curves
The architect Gustav Eichler designed this circuit, and the work began in September 1925. It was inaugurated on May 18, 1927 with 3 different layouts: The 28.265 km (17.563 miles) long Gesamtstrecke ("Whole Course") consisted of 174 bends which in turn consisted of the 22.810 km Nordschleife ("Northern Loop"), and the 7.747 km Sudschleife ("Southern Loop"). The new Nurburgring was inaugurated on May 12, 1984, the track being 4.542 km long. Then it went to 4.556 km in 1995, to 5.145 in 2002, and 5.148 in 2003. There have been 14 West German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring between 1955 and 1990, the other races been held at Hockenheim and Solitude. There were also 3 German GPs from 1995 to 97.
This coming weekend, the track to be used is the "GP-track with motorcycle-chicane" which is 5.137 km long. It's the F1 track with the Mercedes Benz Arena, the Dunlop Kurve and the soft motorcycle version of the NGK Chikane.