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West Honda Pons - Loris Capirossi record lap at Sepang

West Honda Pons - Loris Capirossi record lap at Sepang

Loris Capirossi was the main protagonist in the first qualifying session of the Malaysian GP, held this Sunday at Sepang circuit. The Italian rider, who visited Cambodia this week together with Alex Barros and Sito Pons, achieved the provisional pole position by Setting the fastest lap ever AT this track, and showing excellent form. Alex Barros, who announced yesterday the renewal of his contract with West Honda Pons for two more years, is working on his bike setup and achieved the seventh best time.

Loris Capirossi

´I am very happy with this provisional pole, because it is due to the excellent work made during all the qualifying. Anyway, tomorrow we have to try and achieve consistency in our rhythm, because under this high-temperature conditions is very difficult to find the appropriate tyre for the race.´

Alex Barros

´I got much work to do during this weekend, as last year I rode here with a broken rib and the setup used then are not useful because I´ riding much faster. Of course, it makes us have more work in the setup of the bike. Nevertheless, I am confident to make a good race again and be able to fight for victory on Sunday.´

Sito Pons

´Although it was the first session and the morning session has been roder on wet track, the times have been fast. Capirossi and Biaggi have ridden below the circuit fastest lap. Now we have to try to improve to secure the pole, while Alex is focused on the bike´s setup. As a whole, it´s been a positive day for the team´.

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