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Jul 3, 2001

Tough Wild Card For American Teen DiSalvo At Assen

American teenager Jason DiSalvo had mixed results in his first 250cc Grand Prix wild card ride June 28-30 in the Dutch GP at Assen. DiSalvo was within 6-7 seconds of the fastest times for most of the weekend and qualified 24th for Saturday's race. As it often does at Assen, rain came into play on race day. The 250cc final was declared a wet race, and DiSalvo chose to start on full rain tires. But the track dried through the course of the race, DiSalvo's tire choice proved to be wrong, and he retired near the halfway point for a DNF.<BR><BR>Cruise America Grand Prix Racing's DiSalvo will be back in action again this weekend, July 6-8, as a wild card rider in the British 250cc Grand Prix at Donington Park. The 17-year-old racer from Batavia, New York has 250cc experience at Donington, unlike his situation at Assen.<BR>