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Tamada confident of his chances in the official test today

Tamada confident of his chances in the official test today

Tamada confident of his chances in the official test today

Makoto Tamada is confirming himself as one of the top candidates for success this season. The Konica Minolta rider concluded yesterday's outing in seventh place, not far from fastest time laps and obtained third position on Friday.

The double GP winner in 2004 felt confident before the official test today. `In the first part of the day I began work by testing some changes,' he said last night. ‘After a short break I went back on the track to continue the work started yesterday by the team. The bike reacts well to my commands and the more we work on it the more I take my Honda RC211V to the limit in every part of the circuit. I think tomorrow I will have a good opportunity to be one of the fastest riders of the official test session´.

Konica Minolta Honda Team Manager Luca Montiron re-iterated the good feeling among the crew and is anxious to see his rider fighting with the best challengers of the season at this early stage. ‘It was another positive day here in Barcelona after many months of hard work done by our team to arrive in the best condition possible for the first appointment of the season on the Circuit of Jerez de la Frontera on April 10th,' he saud. ‘Thanks to the effort of the team and Makoto, the project that we have started is proceeding in the best way possible and during this day of testing we were always among the fastest guys. Also we expect Tamada will maintain these levels.'

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MotoGP, 2005, Makoto Tamada

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