News 8 Apr 2013

Staring’s promising start soured by crash in Qatar

Australia's Staring left to rue rookie error in opening stages of debut GP.

Staring will take the experience of his first MotoGP start to the second round after crashing out of contention in Qatar.

Staring will take the experience of his first MotoGP start to the second round after crashing out of contention in Qatar.

Bryan Staring’s maiden MotoGP outing has ended early with a crash on the second lap leaving the ambitious Australian disappointed.

From 23rd on the grid, the GO&FUN Gresini Honda rider made a safe start and began to settle into place before crashing out of contention.

Fortunately Staring walked away unscathed, though deflated after the goal of a Grand Prix finish went unrealised.

“I am disappointed because I didn’t want to finish my MotoGP debut in this way,” said Staring. “We made progress throughout practice but then I ruined it all with a stupid crash.

“I am disappointed for myself and for the team, who have helped me out so much. Hopefully I can make up for it in America.”

Fausto Gresini was quick to point out the positives from Staring’s debut MotoGP start on the team’s CRT machine.

“Bryan made a rookie error, which was a shame, but he did a great job in practice and made a lot of progress,” said Gresini.

“The team will help him out any way they can and I am sure he will be smiling again soon.”

The Australian rider will have a fortnight to regroup and ready himself for the second Grand Prix of the season at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas.

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