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Gibernau and Melandri happy with final test

Gibernau and Melandri happy with final test

Gibernau and Melandri happy with final test

After a long and demanding pre-season the riders of the team Movistar are now ready for the 2005 challenge. On the final day of the official test, Sete Gibernau worked on the set up of the bike, lapping 73 laps. He run in 1'40" with race tyres and left Jerez satisfied with the work done.

"Today we worked in preparation of the race. Here in Jerez we found more problems than we expected and yesterday the rain spoiled our programme," said Gibernau. "Today I couldn't make a long run because there was not enough time. All in all I am happy, we found a good balance of the bike and the our pace was good. In fact we ran on 1'40" with race tyres. This test session was very important to verify all the work done so far and I'm very happy, I'm stronger mentally and physically, at every test we have improved a lot."

His team mate Marco Melandri did a race simulation today lapping on a pace of 1'41. He also practised with qualifying tyres, finishing with the second fastest time of the day. "I'm very satisfied of these three days of testing because my race rhythm has improved, moreover I could test on wet and practice on a fast lap," commented Melandri."

"Today I tested many tyres for Michelin and i'm very happy that they trust me. In the afternoon I did a long run (27 consecutive laps) on a pace of 1'41"high and finally i tested three qualifying tyres. Now I feel ready for the first race, I'm confident and concentrated on me and my team."

MotoGP, 2005, Marco Melandri

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