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Gibernau confident on race pace

Gibernau confident on race pace

Gibernau confident on race pace

Sete Gibernau says he is confident of running a good pace in tomorrow's Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix despite losing his place on the front row in the final qualifying session on Saturday afternoon. Gibernau will start right behind pole setter Valentino Rossi, whom he trails by fourteen points at the top of the championship, from the front of the second row in fourth place.

"Today, unlike yesterday, we weren't able to get the best out of the qualifying tyres but I am happy because we have improved in terms of race pace," revealed Gibernau.

"Obviously I would have prepared to start on the front row, but I wouldn't swap that for the progress I have made. We'll keep working in the warm-up tomorrow to see if we can improve the pace even further and have a good race."

Gibernau's Telefonica Movistar Honda team-mate Colin Edwards also made progress but will start from the fourth row of the grid as he looks to repeat his podium finish from one week ago in Qatar.

"The bike has improved from yesterday but not enough to move me much further forward on the grid," said Edwards. "Tomorrow we will need to find something in the warm-up which will allow me to set a quicker and more consistent pace, although I know it will be tough starting from the fourth row."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, QP2

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