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Tech3 Yamaha's James Toseland was struck with setup problems again during today's Indy MotoGP as a drying track put paid to any hopes of a decent finish.

Twice World Superbike Champion Toseland started the race aggressively in the opening wet laps and soon saw himself up to eighth but as the track dried out, his bike would do nothing but spin even though he was on the same tyres as those running further up.

“I didn’t get off the line very well but I was a bit aggressive into the first turn and went round the outside and passed a few people," said the Yorkshire man.


"I felt pretty good but when it wasn’t raining and the track started to dry out, my lap times just stayed the same. And as it dried out everybody else got quicker and I couldn’t go any faster. It was spinning and obviously I was a bit too soft with the rear setting.

"I had the same tyre as Andrea Dovizioso, so it was obviously the setting. I know I was running a softer setting than Colin and Jorge. When it was quite wet at the start it was obviously pretty good, but as it dried out it was just spinning.

"When it rained again I found a bit of pace again and could so similar times to the people in front, but by that time I’d lost a lot of places. At the end the wind was unbelievable. And the problem was it wasn’t always in the same direction. It was totally unpredictable and it was gusting to the point where you had to anticipate something happening.

"They ran it for as long as they could but it was getting a bit hairy out there. It is a disappointing result but we’ll move onto Japan for the next race, where I am obviously hoping to give Yamaha a positive result.”

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