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Gibernau and Edwards searching for rhythm

Gibernau and Edwards searching for rhythm

Gibernau and Edwards searching for rhythm

Telefónica MoviStar Honda MotoGP riders Sete Gibernau and Colin Edwards revealed that they are still struggling to put together race consistency despite making improvements with the set-up of their Honda RC211V machines at Jerez on Friday. Both riders spent the day working on their new chassis and tyres combinations as they search for a compromise which will allow them to set consistently quick laps and challenge for honours in Sunday's race.

"We spent today working on the chassis and tyres, keeping the same base setting we had at Welkom in order to adapt as quickly as possible to what we had," commented Gibernau, who was second fastest today with a lap of 1'41.198.

"Although a few problems are persisting I can say that we are a bit better off than we were two weeks ago and we have a better understanding. We now know that when we want to set a fast lap we can but, to be honest, we are still missing a bit of rhythm."

Edwards was eighth quickest and lines up on the provisional third row, but insists he is confident of reaching his targets tomorrow. "Although I wasn't able to set a good time at the end, I can't complain about my rhythm even if I will have to take another half a second off to get 100% up to race pace," commented the Texan.

"I am lapping on average at around 1'43 and tomorrow I'll try and get that down to the mid-1'42s."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, GRAN PREMIO MARLBORO DE ESPAÑA, Colin Edwards

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