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Riders' reactions after first day of practice

Riders' reactions after first day of practice

Riders' reactions after first day of practice

Valentino Rossi, Gauloises Yamaha – 1st
"We had a few difficulties in the morning but we worked them out in the afternoon and found a really good setting. The balance of the bike is excellent and when you have a good feeling at this circuit you can have a lot of fun."

Carlos Checa, Ducati Marlboro – 2nd
"We did a good job all day, focusing on race set-up. We didn't even use qualifying tyres at the end of the afternoon because we lost some time in the morning because the track was damp for the first few minutes, so we wanted to devote all our time to race settings and race tyre choice."

Nicky Hayden, Repsol Honda – 3rd
"This morning I wasn't really doing much or having much fun and this afternoon I was able to loosen up and enjoy it a little bit more. Pretty solid this afternoon – there are some guys going real fast early on and I know we still gotta lot of work to do."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, POLINI AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, FP2

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