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Rispoli has tough weekend at Brands Hatch

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Anvil Hire Yamaha’s James Rispoli endured a tough couple of days at Brands Hatch this past weekend, suffering three crashes in the process.

The American was forced to miss the second race at the Indy circuit after being taken out at Druids in race one by Jenny Tinmouth. This crash aggravated injuries picked up during the free practice and qualifying sessions earlier in the weekend, with the Yamaha man having to be helped away from the accident by a steward.

Rispoli had suffered from a huge high-side coming out of the final turn in qualifying which caused bruising to his foot. Battered and bruised, Rispoli was advised to sit-out the second race of the day.

Looking back over the weekend, Rispoli said: “We did the best we could for what we had, unfortunately we had a few crashes. The team have rebuilt the bike three times, and it was just one of those weekends that didn’t want us to move forward. 

We need to right this off and come back at the Snetterton test and get back on the pace, and not let this weekend turn into multiple weekends. We’re going to take it step-by-step and come back, my boys have done an amazing job so has all the team and for whatever reason, it’s all part of the learning, we couldn’t get it done. “

The MCE British Superbike Championship heads to Scotland next for round four at Knockhill. Rispoli will have four weeks to recover before the racing gets underway again.

Speaking about Brands Hatch, team manager Gary Winfield said: “This weekend has been a roller-coaster, James will bounce back from this because everyone always has these types of weekend. He’s a strong character and he’ll bounce back bigger and better.”

Round four of the season takes place in four weeks time, on the weekend of June 24-26.

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