dimanche 30 août 2009

Valentin Debise 13eme a Indianapolis/ Valentin Debise 13th at Indy

Valentin Debise termine 13ème, course assez difficle après l'incident du deuxième virage, il a remonté sur ses plus proches adversaires et bien que le pneumatique arrière a commencé a glisser assez tôt il a pu garder un bon rythme, il termine dans les points pour la quatrième fois cette année en 9 participation.

Le garde boue avant a été arrache dans la touchette du deuxième virage, par chance Valentin n'a pas chuté. The front fender went missing after the second corner incident.

Prete pour le départ
Waiting for the start

Today was a mixed blessing for Team CIP Honda. French rider Valentin Debise equaled his best result of the season with a 13th place finish, which is better than it looks. Debise unavoidably ran into another rider off the start, tearing off his front fender and sending him backwards. Then came the resurgence that steadily moved him up the order. Had he not been handicapped at the start, he surely would have scored a career best finish. Team-mate Shoya Tomizawa didn't race today. The Japanese rider damaged the chassis on his lone Honda RS250R on Friday and the team couldn't find a replacement. Now they have a short week to return to their base in France to prepare a new machine for next week's race in Misano Adriatico.
(Honda press release)