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Monday May 19, 2008

Schumi starts from last spot

Grassy ride: Michael Schumacher going off the track during a German superbike race Sunday. He started from the back of the grid. – AP

OSCHERSLEBEN: Michael Schumacher finished way down the field in practice for a German superbike race on Saturday but the retired seven-time Formula One world champion said he was still satisfied with his performance.

Schumacher, who had originally tried to race in the low-key championship under a false name, finished first practice in 37th place on his Honda and could not take part in the second session because of a technical problem.

“I'm being very positively received here and what I really like most is the pleasant cooperation,” the 39-year-old German said ahead of yesterday’s race.

He added: “My intention was to start as the last rider anyway so it all fits together pretty well what just happened here.” – Reuters

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