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Pons pleased with hard work

Pons pleased with hard work

Pons pleased with hard work

Camel Honda Team Manager Sito Pons reflected positively on the efforts of new riders Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss after three days of tests at Sepang this week.

The Spanish former rider saw Barros progress swiftly through an intense testing programme whilst Bayliss struggled to find a base set-up for the RC211V, but insisted he was equally pleased with the efforts of both riders.

"I'm really happy with the work Alex, Troy, and the team are doing," commented Pons. "There's a very optimistic and focused atmosphere, and the work is getting done.

"Troy is working so hard to adapt to a bike which is so different to the one he's used to, and from our side the team is doing everything in its power to help adapt the RC211V to his riding style.

Towards the end of the session we picked out some settings in the electronic management system which gave him a lot of confidence and which he wants to keep trying in Australia. I'm certain that soon he will have the confidence he needs to get the most out of the bike.

"Alex is moving along swiftly with his work. The level he has already reached, his confidence and his performance here make me look towards the championship with great hope, where we were surely be amongst the front runners."

MotoGP, 2005

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