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Honda Gresini rider Marco Melandri is pretty pessimistic about his prospects in Portugal this coming weekend, the penultimate round in the 2010 MotoGP World Championship, and after a tough season he isn’t expecting Estoril to be any less enduring.
Melandri, who finished runner-up in 2005, will move to World Superbikes in 2011 when he joins the Yamaha Sterilgarda Team and he conceded it would be nice to end his time in MotoGP with at least a respectable result.
"At Phillip Island we were dancing to the same old tune,” lamented the five-time MotoGP winner, who this season has done no better than fifth.
“I can't get a feel for the bike so it's hard for me to ride. It is a tough situation but I have not lost hope and at Estoril I will try again although I think we need a miracle. We'll see but I would love to finish the season with a good result."
Team Manager Fausto Gresini meanwhile insists that they still have faith in the Italian: "I am not happy with the current situation regarding Marco. Unfortunately over the course of the season he has had a lot of difficulties understanding this bike and adapting it to his riding style,” he continued.
“We have done everything possible to help him find a good feeling and we will continue to do so because we have always believed in his ability and we still believe in it now. I would be really happy if over these last two races he can pick up a good result and sign off from MotoGP at the top before taking on his next adventure in World Superbikes."
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