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Telefonica Movistar Honda: KATOH ATTACKS FROM SECOND POSITION AND ALZAMORA FROM SECOND ROW

Telefonica Movistar Honda: KATOH ATTACKS FROM SECOND POSITION AND ALZAMORA FROM SECOND ROW

250 class leader Daijiro Katoh was second fastest at qualifying andfinal session of Czech Republic Grand Prix. Telefonica MoviStar HondaJapanese rider with just one minute remaining leapfrogged Melandri forsecond place and slowed down his yesterday´s lap time to 2´03.724.Daijiro, who was able to improve a lot his bike´s set up compared toyesterday, tomorrow for the eighth time this year will start from front rowand will have another hard fight with Harada, 44 points behind him at worldranking.

Not very lucky was team mate Alzamora who could not better yesterday´s sixthposition due to a crash 8 minutes to go while pushing hard. Considering thecombined practice time of the two days on Brno track Telefonica MoviStarHonda Spaniard will have the chance to start from second row anyway and showhow mature he´s become in 250 class as well.

Daijiro Katoh #74 : Honda NSR 250, Best lap: 2´03.724, Position: 2nd

´I´m very pleased to have improved my lap time. Yesterday and this morningwe struggled to find a good set up and finally we decided to modify fewthings and it seems to work much better now. We also tried several tyres fortomorrow´s race and we got good ones. The result I got today gives me aboost, considering I rode all second qualifying session long with racingtyres. Of course I know Harada has been incredibly fast and tomorrow it willbe tough to win but I feel ready to´.

Emilio Alzamora #7 : Honda NSR 250, Best lap: 2´05.280, Position: 12th

´I succeeded in getting faster and faster lap after lap during today´squalifying and at last, while I was trying to slow down my lap time evenfurther I crashed out. Then, as this circuit is so long, it took me too manyminutes to go back to pit box and restart with the other machine.Unfortunately there was just one minute left before the end, so I had nochance anymore to improve and get a better position. It´s good I got sixthyesterday, so I will able to start from second row tomorrow´.

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500cc, 2001

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