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Good memories of Mugello for Nakano

Good memories of Mugello for Nakano

Good memories of Mugello for Nakano

Shinya Nakano is looking to continue a positive start to life with Kawasaki at the circuit where he enjoyed his best performance of the season last year. The Japanese rider made his only front row appearance of the 2003 campaign at Mugello before guiding his Yamaha to fifth place in the race and also won the 250cc race here in 2000.

"I have some good memories of the Mugello circuit and I love racing here," commented Nakano, who stayed on for an extra day of tests with Kawasaki after the last race at Le Mans. "I can't wait to get out on track tomorrow and find out how the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR works around this circuit. Not finishing the race at Le Mans was a disappointment for everyone in the team, but I'm confident that we won't have similar problems this weekend. "I'm looking forward to the weekend ahead and, if I can put in a good qualifying performance on Friday and Saturday, then a top eight finish is a definite possibility come race day."

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MotoGP, 2004, GRAN PREMIO CINZANO D'ITALIA, Shinya Nakano

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