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Aprilia official 250

Aprilia official 250

Even though the time might not show it, Tetsuya Harada was quite happy with the progress he achieved on the set up of his Aprilia RSW 250. The Japanese rider, who has never ridden a 250 here in Sepang before and didn´t have any winter tests here either. Even though he is in the second row, there is still everything to win in the race. Macio Melandri had a good practice as well and completes a second row full with Aprilia riders even though his hand is still painful and he had to put ice on it as soon as practice was over.

Tetsuya Harada (MS Aprilia Racing) #31· sixth time in 2´09»699

«After a lot of work, we found a satisfying set up, but Edwards with number 45 was in my way on my last and fastest lap and ruined. For me it´s more difficult, because I have never ridden a 250 here at Sepang. Therefore, We need more time to find the right set up.

Marco «Macio» Melandri (MS Aprilia Racing) # 5· eighth time in 2´09»872

«I am happy about this result in these conditions, but the race will be much harder and much more difficult this surface is not even, it has many bumps and riding is very painful. Honestly, I hope to fight for sixth or seventh place tomorrow. This morning, my hand was more painful than yesterday afternoon and for the race, I will get a Meso therapy treatment against the pain. But the bike is much better; it gives me much more feed back than it did yesterday.

Jeremy McWilliams (MS Aprilia Racing) #99· Ninth time in 2´09»901

«I had a lot of traffic on my fastest lap, which stopped me from achieving more than the third row. I´m disappointed about that, but more than anything because the tyre we chose for the race worked well this morning but this afternoon it had defiantly less grip.

500cc, 2001

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