Federici providing Yamaha with a solid performance

Race

Claudio Federici has yet again provided Yamaha with another positive ride in the Dutch Grand prix held at Mill, to enhance his position in the world championship standings. He finished a consistent third in a solid performance while local Dutch hero Erick Eggens finished brilliantly for Yamaha to claim sixth position overall on the day. Eric Camerlengo and Luca Cherubini had a disappointing day for the Team De Carli, which resulted in Camerlengo having a bad fall in the first moto and retiring in the second moto due to his injury, and Cherubini finishing eighteenth overall on the day.

Claudio Federici has yet again provided Yamaha with another positive ride in the Dutch Grand prix held at Mill, to enhance his position in the world championship standings. He finished a consistent third in a solid performance while local Dutch hero Erick Eggens finished brilliantly for Yamaha to claim sixth position overall on the day. Eric Camerlengo and Luca Cherubini had a disappointing day for the Team De Carli, which resulted in Camerlengo having a bad fall in the first moto and retiring in the second moto due to his injury, and Cherubini finishing eighteenth overall on the day. Qualification: Camerlengo and Eggens gave Yamaha a positive start to the Dutch Grand Prix by qualifying in third place in their respective groups with two brilliant rides. Federici found qualification hard and qualified in his respective group in sixth position while Cherubini had a disappointing ride to qualify in his group in ninth place. Race one: Federici made a brilliant start to the first moto even though he was not at ease in the free practise in the morning, " In practise I did not feel too good, I was worried that I would not get a result, " he commented. He moved into third position and then stayed behind Chiodi but could not make up enough ground to pass him. He brilliantly kept his position throughout the race and nearly passed Chiodi after the Italian fell, " I made a fast start and more or less just kept doiing a number of consistent laps. I then saw Chiodi getting back on his bike and thought maybe I could get by him, but he proved to be too fast, " a positive Federici commented. Camerlengo started well and was in fourth position but he disappointingly fell and could not carry on to the finishing line. " I was really quick out of the start. I was just behind the third place rider and he fell, all the guys behind me ran over me and I hurt my hand, I will try to race in the second moto, but my hand is very sore, " a frustrated Camerlengo commented. The Dutch rider, Eggens, riding on a Yamaha provided the crowd with the excitement of the day with a brilliant ride from starting around in fifteenth place to finishing in a superb seventh place. " It was a very good ride, and I know a little about riding on the sand. Seventh position was okay, but maybe I can get do a little better in the second moto, " a delighted Eggens commented. Paul Malin had another frustrating day and finished in a good sixteenth place after crashing with only a few laps to go, " I got a good start. I was reeling in some riders, then with four laps to go I slipped off the bike and then tried to catch the rider in fifteenth place for the one point, but I lost too much time and ground after crashing, " he commented. Cherubini also had a frustrating race and finished in a disappointing twenty-fifth place. Race two: Federici again maintained a brilliant start and finished in a solid third place, " I felt a little tired, and I could not catch Chiodi and Brown, but the bike was really brilliant and I had some fun here. It was just a shame that Chiodi got more points on me again, " he commented. Eggins was again the second best placed rider after starting in eleventh place and working his way through to a fantastic fourth place. " I felt really good, I got a little tired at the end, this track is not really a sand track and the Italians rode it as well as anyone. I'm so happy that I changed to Yamaha though, I scored more points today with my new bike than I had in all the previous GP's this year, " he commented. Camerlengo's hand proved to be more problematic than was thought and had to retire from the race, " I tried to race, but it started to hurt very quickly and I could not maintain a consistent lap, I then just had to stop, " he commented. Cherubini again had another disappointing race and finished in fourteenth place but still added to his points in the championship standings, " I can not ride in the sand and my results showed that, I did the best that I could. On the hard tracks I will try and get some points back, " he commented.