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Sep 6, 2001

DiSalvo 13th In Spanish 250cc National

From a press release:<BR><BR>Fresh from his 26th place at the recent Czech World Grand Prix at Brno, Cruise America Grand Prix Racing Team rider Jason DiSalvo contested the Spanish Championship 250cc race at Albacete last weekend and came away with a 13th place finish.<BR><BR>Despite a strong field that included no less than eight riders with current or previous World Grand Prix experience, the 17-year-old from Batavia, New York qualified in an impressive 11th place in the 92-degree heat on Saturday.<BR><BR>In the race run in slightly cooler conditions on Sunday, DiSalvo's Honda started mysteriously losing power driving out of the turns as the race progressed but still he managed to hang on to claim 13th place at the checkered flag.<BR><BR>"Our race technicians are investigating the problem to find out the cause of the power loss but it's all part of the learning experience this year. Both Jason and the team are naturally disappointed especially after making such good progress at Brno" said team owner Jim DiSalvo afterwards.