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West Honda Pons: Capirossi and Barros want to show their possibilities Brno

West Honda Pons: Capirossi and Barros want to show their possibilities Brno

Loris Capirossi kept a position on the first row of the Czech GP starting grid, where the Italian West Honda Pons riders is one of the favourites. The Italian found a good set-up and is confident of his possibilities. Alex Barros, worked a lot on the set-up of his bike, that was chatering and only at the end of the session could focus on trying to get a good time. Ninth on the starting grid, the Brazilian rider hopes to make a good start.

Loris Capirossi (3rd.):

´I am satisfied of this session because we could make a test of the race and I could rode at 2.01 constantly and that makes me confident. On the other hand, we had new tyres, although I will use the traditional one because I know its reactions better. I feel good on the bike and although we must make some more testing in the warm-up, we are ready for this race. It will be a hard GP, in which there will be problems with the tyres due to the heat, but it will be the same for all.´

Alexandre Barros (9th.):

´During all the qualifying we´ve been trying to get a solution for the chatering and in the last lap the bike has improved. In fact, we´ve lost nearly all the session, and then we have realized that the bike worked better as it was yesterday. We are all very close and it will be a nice race.´

Sito Pons (Team Manager):

´Although Biaggi dominated the first qualifying session, today he could only make the third time of the day, which proves that he took advantage of his last private testing in this track to surprise his rivals. Capirossi and Rossi are going to make things difficult for him. Barros, on his side, has to make an effort to be in the first positions because a good result here is essential to keep his options to be in the first three.´

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