Taking to the tird step of the podium at the British GP was Chris Vermeulen

Taking to the tird step of the podium at the British GP was Chris Vermeulen

 

British GP: Post race reaction: Chris Vermeulen

By Rob Hull -

MotoGP

 24 June 2007 20:08

After winning in the wet at Le Mans many weren’t surprised to see Chris Vermeulen on the podium at Donington this weekend.

The Aussie set a stunning pace in the closing stages of the race, closing the gap to Valentino Rossi and depriving him a step on the podium.

Here is what he thought of his race performance.

”The start wasn’t too bad. I started from 12th position and that wasn’t easy but I got through quite quickly - I think I was up to about third at one point up behind Colin and he was behind Dani [Pedrosa] and I was quite comfortable.

”I was having a little trouble with my helmet. I was getting quite hot inside and the sweat was making my visor fog so I started playing around with it a bit and a couple of guys came past and I still couldn’t get it clear.

”When the rain stopped I opened my visor up and it cleared up a lot and that’s when I could start going quick again.

”In the end I actually saw Colin and thought I might be able to get him but he was a bit too quick.”