Motorcycling: Rainey has basis to make recovery

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The Independent Online
WAYNE RAINEY resumes his world championship tussle with his fellow- American, Kevin Schwantz, in the San Marino 500cc Grand Prix at Mugello in Italy tomorrow satisfied that his Yamaha team have solved their chronic chassis problems.

'I feel good about the race. We've got some more work to do on the chassis and acceleration power but I feel we're making progress,' he said.

Rainey, who finished fourth in yesterday's initial practice session, is attempting to win his fourth successive world championship. However, Schwantz, who won at Mugello last year and finished in second place after yesterday's practice is 19 points ahead going into the race.

The duel between the two Americans has been the focal point of the season with the pair winning seven of the eight races held so far.